Wine Last Sold on: February 24, 2013
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Mission Codename: 1855
- Agent Red
- Send Agent Red to France, in search of a delicious, flavorful red Bordeaux, worthy of our most discerning Operatives. Secure as many cases as possible.
- Mission Status
A lovely, budget-friendly wine with remarkable balance, this wine shows off the lovely, elegant terroir of Bordeaux, France - without breaking the bank.
A high-QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) wine, today’s Chateau L’Ermitage 2010 Rouge drinks well above its price class - garnering it a highly recommended from us.
Serve this wine with fattier foods. Pate or a bleu cheese hamburger come to mind.
Bright and beautiful with hues that remind us of deep red roses or roasted beets. Tall, branching tears start high up on the glass wall.
Subdued fruit of blackberry, pomegranate and dried blueberry. Underneath these emerges a subtle aroma of roasted parsnip skin and sage.
Well-structured with subtle wild strawberry, dried blueberry, under-ripe red berry and olallieberry. As the wine breathes, it also reveals dried currant, dusty plum, dried mushrooms and subtle thyme.
Long, with red fruits that persist (especially at the edges of the palate). Terroir-driven with dried dark flowers.
What the Winery Says
The vineyard of Château l’Ermitage is located on deep soils of sandstone of the Rhone.
It has a southern exposure, overlooking the Camargue. In summer it enjoys a marine micro climate, this sea breeze helps preserve the freshness of wine and increase the aromatic palette of grape varieties.
Appellation: Bordeaux, France
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blend
About the Winery
Traces of the Vineyard dates back in the XIIth century. L’Ermitage of Costières produced wine for the pilgrims of Saint Jacques de Compostela. The first cellar of Château l’Ermitage was built early 1800.
Today the 80 hectares of vineyards enjoy international recognition.
This is the third generation of the Castillon family who succeeds to the Château l’Ermitage. Today Michel and his son Jérôme strive to share their passion for vineyards and winemaking to your table.