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Hermitage Rouge

Hermitage is one of France’s most spectacular and famous appellations, producing small quantities of extraordinarily intense and ageworthy red wine and tiny amounts of dry white. The entire vineyard consists of 309 acres planted on a single granite hillside on the banks of the Rhône, planted to Syrah (100%) for red wine, and a blend of Marsanne (95%) and Roussanne (5%) for white. 
The Guigals own 4 parcels in Hermitage, planted on limestone, clay loam and sandy topsoils that lie above the granite mother rock.  They will also purchase grapes from small growers.  Overall, vine age averages 30 years.  Guigal ages the various lots in barrel for 30-36 months and blends the wine before bottling. Guigal’s red Hermitage (100% Syrah) is a robust and powerful wine, with a bouquet and palate of black fruits, minerals, and game. It is a great example of the appellation.
   
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