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Getting to know white Hermitage

Hugely characterful wines that never fail to seduce...

Even to the untrained eye, there are some vineyard sites that stop you in your tracks: the hill of Hermitage is one.

Tasting white Hermitage:

Leading producers of white Hermitage:

Domaine JL Chave, M Chapoutier, Domaine Marc Sorrel

Under-the-radar options:

Domaine Betton, Domaine Fayolle Fils & Fille, Domaine des Martinelles.

Reliable, good value white Hermitage cuvées:

Cave de Tain, Au Coeur des Siècles, Hermitage Blanc
M Chapoutier, Chante Alouette, Hermitage Blanc
Paul Jaboulet Aîné, Le Chevalier de Sterimberg, Hermitage Blanc
Ferraton Père & Fils, Les Miaux, Hermitage Blanc
Domaine du Colombier, Hermitage Blanc

White Hermitage key facts:

AOC Hermitage created in 1937
30% of Hermitage production is white wine
Permitted varieties Marsanne and/or Roussanne
Climate Warm continental; very sunny with northerly wind
Annual production 1,554 hectolitres (2018)
Average yield 38hl/ha
Top recent vintages 2004, 2010, 2014

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