Intense, bright and ripe raspberry Grenache fruit balanced by peppery, savoury characters from the Syrah and Mourvédre. Generous but properly balanced and underpinned with smooth, ripe tannins.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Château l'Ermitage was founded in the 11th Century by the hermits of Sainte Cécile d'Estagel Abbey and it made wine for pilgrims en route to Santiago de Compostela. The estate encompasses 80 hectares of sunny, south-facing vineyards planted on sandstone soils and benefitting from Mediterranean breezes that cool the vines in the summer.
We have a close relationship with owner Jérôme Castillon and he has been instrumental in crafting some of our own wines. Savoir-Faire Mourvèdre is produced from his fruit, by our winemakers, in his cellar. For his own wines, Jérôme restricts the use of oak influence as much as possible and new oak is not used. Favouring old oak, he purchases our old oak tronconique fermenters when we renew them at Domaine Boutinot in Cairanne.
Syrah, Mourvédre, Grenache
Try with lamb cutlets