A single vineyard wine, the vineyard is named for the knight who settled in Hermitage and built its famous stone chapel. Planted in rich soils, the Marsanne and Roussanne achieve optimal ripeness and yield this lush and fresh wine with abundant florals and citrus. With the combination of brightness, palate weight and tension, it’s an opulent wine that evokes White Burgundy.
Sliced green-apple and melon aromas with lychees and citrus fruit follow through to a medium body with plenty of fruit in the center palate and a layered, mineral finish. Light notes of almond paste. A little tight now. From organically grown grapes.
As with the 2018, the Marsanne-dominated 2019 Hermitage Le Chevalier De Sterimberg Blanc includes 30% Roussanne. Lots of buttered citrus, toasted bread, white flowers, and a touch of pineapple all emerge from this young, unevolved, medium to full-bodied Hermitage Blanc. With remarkable purity, bright, integrated acidity, and a great finish, it's very much in the elegant, vibrant style of this cuvée and is beautifully done.