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M.Chapoutier - Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2011 M.Chapoutier - Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2011

M.Chapoutier - Ermitage L'Ermite Blanc 2011

100 Points Robert Parker

Single Bottle:

In stock



Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14%

Region:Rhone Valley


Tasting Notes

Michel Chapoutier, an unconventional visionary, challenging tradition and passionately embracing biodynamics. Dedicated to expressing the soil's essence, his philosophy is deeply rooted in the land. Glistening in a clear straw-yellow hue, L'Ermite Blanc is a visual delight. The nose is an intricate tapestry of vanilla, almonds, dried fruits, and the refreshing scent of linden-tree, underscored by a pronounced minerality that speaks of its origins. On the palate, it unfurls with opulence and richness. There's a harmonious dance between its elegant stature and a subtle hint of bitterness. The flavors of ripe white fruits, especially peach and apricot, make their presence felt. With every sip, it promises enduring complexity and a lingering finish.

Technical Info



Organic Certification:ECOCERT - 26/30914/1282782

Country of Origin:France

Serving Temperature:12-14°C

Drink By:2030+

Wine Ageing:10-12 months in large used French oak casks.

Winemaking Style:Innovative

Harvest:Hand-picked grapes to small perforated boxes of 15 kg.

Winemaking:After a light cold-settling, fermentation is entirely made in casks between 18 and 20°C

Viticulture:Situated at the top of the Hermitage hill, around the chapel, in a place named the “Ermite”, soils are very poor and granitic.

Food Pairing:Lobster bisque with saffron and crème fraîche, Grilled lobster tail, Saffron risotto, Polenta with truffle and Parmigiano-Reggiano, Cauliflower velouté

Reviews and Accolades



Robert Parker

Always more dense, backward and focused, the 2011 Ermitage L’Ermite Blanc has everything I could want out of a white. Flower oil, apricot, honeysuckle, brioche, powdered rock and assorted tropical notes are just some of the nuances here, and this incredible wine is full-bodied and massive, yet elegant, fresh and delineated. Count yourself lucky if you’re able to latch onto a couple of these!

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Michel Chapoutier is an emblematic figure in the world of wine, born into a long lineage of vine-growers, the Chapoutier family has been rooted in the Rhône region since 1808. Michel took over the family business, Maison M. Chapoutier, in 1990, bringing with him a revitalized approach and a deep respect for terroir and biodynamic viticulture with the entire estate being certified, a rarity for an estate of its size. His philosophy is founded on the belief that a wine should express the place from which it originates, the "terroir". This approach involves minimal intervention in both the vineyard and the winery, ensuring the wines remain true reflections of their origin. Throughout his career, Michel Chapoutier's unyielding passion, combined with his pioneering approach, has earned his wines a plethora of accolades. Today, Maison M. Chapoutier remains a beacon of the Rhône Valley, with Michel at its helm, continually pushing the boundaries of winemaking and ensuring each bottle tells the story of its terroir.

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