A legendary Grand Cru
Hermitage (or Ermitage) is one of the most famous appellations of the Côtes du Rhône. The steep hillsides of these vineyards overlook the Rhône and benefit from maximum sunshine all year round. The maintenance of the terraces requires an enormous amount of work to renovate the low walls which are subject to gullying and landslides. In other words, everything here is done manually: the machines cannot climb the slopes. This exceptional terroir must not be confused with Crozes-Hermitage, an excellent neighbouring appellation located on the plains, a few hundred metres further south. Red wines are made from Syrah/Shiraz, with the possible addition of Roussanne and Marsanne in small quantities (15%). Concerning white wines, they are made from these two white grape varieties. Excellence bottled by great estates such as M. Chapoutier, E. Guigual, P. Jaboulet and more independents such as the Maison Les Alexandrins signed Nicolas Perrin.