Hermitage 2018

AOP Hermitage Red


  • 91+ pts Jeb Dunnuck
  • 16+/20 Jancis Robinson
  • 15/20 Bettane & Desseauve


« Classic scorched earth, burning embers, cassis, and peppery notes emerge from the 2018 Hermitage Laurus. This medium to full-bodied beauty has a rounded, elegant texture, present yet ripe tannins, and a great finish. There are certainly plenty of tannins here, but the balance is spot on.» Jeb Dunnuck (11/19/2020)

Food & wine pairings

Beef stew with juniper berries
Seven-hour cooked lamb with quince sauce

Detailed information


2018 was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, the wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favoring a perfect growth cycle. September ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be ideal for quality with cool nights and warm, sunny days. The grapes were harvested over 8 weeks at optimal maturity and under perfect weather conditons. The result is an elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superbe balance.

Grape varieties



The grapes are sourced on the alluvial terraces in the eastern part of the Hermitage hill. The vines are located between 150 and 200 meters in altitude and benefit from a south / southwest orientation. They are lying on alluvial soils covered with small pebbles.


Grapes are manually harvested in the early morning to preserve all the aromatic potential and the freshness. 100% destemmed and fermented at controlled temperatures of 22°-24°C max for 24 days. The wine is then placed in 275-liter Laurus barrels before the malolactic fermentation (malic acid into the softer lactic acid) and aged on the fine lees for 15 months before bottling.
1 250 bottles, 65 magnums, 24 jeroboams produced.
Bottled on May 14, 2020
Vegan Wine.


Serve at 13-15°C – Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving
Aging potential : 10 to 15 years

Degree of alcohol

15% vol.
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