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Chateau L’Ermite d’Auzan Blanc Costières de Nîmes 2023

12% abv

Vol- 75cl

Gently aromatic on the nose with ripe nectarines, apricot and some spice on the palate. Rounded and satisfying with a long ripe finish. Bouncy and modern but very much of its place.
The vineyard benefits from the exposure of Costières de Nîmes southern hillsides cascading down towards the Mediterranean, a location which provides optimal sunshine but benefits from freshening sea breezes. This cool marine wind drops summer temperatures from 35°C to 30°C favouring even ripening and water retention in the pebbly soil. This wine is produced from low-yielding 20 year old vines yielding 50hl/ha. Grapes are picked early to preserve fruit aromas. The winery is a member of Terra Vitis, a group dedicated to safeguarding the environment and using natural treatments wherever possible, and has now moved to full organic certification. Grapes are destemmed before being gently pressed. The must is cooled to 6ºC to facilitate natural clarification then fermented at 16º & kept on the fine lees for 3 months to develop and accentuate the flavours.
Made from Rousanne, Granche Blanc and Viognier.

£12.50inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 4 remaining

The original estate was founded in the 11th Century by the hermits of Sainte Cécile d’Estagel Abbaye and it made wine for pilgrims en route to Santiago de Compostella. 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.They have had a close relationship with characterful owner Jérôme Castillon, the 9th generation of the family to run the business and for the last few years, he has been joined by his son Tanguy, the 10th generation. He spent 3 years working in different vineyards across North America, South Africa and even spent time at Henners, Boutinot’s own estate in Sussex to gain experience of making sparkling wines. In particular Tanguy has been instrumental in bringing biodynamic practises to the estate and is particularly passionate about Phytotherapy, using the medicinal properties of certain plants and herbs to improve the health of the vines.

Reference #:
21434
Strength
12 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier
Organic
Yes
Biodynamic
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Vegetarian
Yes
Sparkling
Yes

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