Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc 2005
Color: Brilliant, yellow, straw. Limpid. Nose: Complex aromas of vanilla, dried fruits, bitter almond with a hint of lime blossom. Very mineral (typical of Marsanne). Mouth: Very round and rich wine. An elegant balance, with a touch of bitterness at the end (bitter almond). Very ripe white fruit aromas (peach and apricot). Beautiful long lasting in mouth and a huge complexity.
The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Polydor CHAPOUTIER was the first to begin to buy vines, thus moving from the status of wine-grower of an estate to that of a viticulturist, a wine producer and a businessman. The pioneering spirit was already present in the family.