In a nutshell:
A rare rich and aromatic biodynamic white from one of the most prestigious appellations in the world.
The small Northern Rhone appellation of Hermitage produces some of the world's greatest wines. Known for its reds up to a third of production is actually white made from the varieties Marsanne and Rousanne. This is a 100% Marsanne Hermitage which is both certified organic and biodynamic, made by the well regarded Chapoutier winery. The grapes are handpicked from the three vineyards of Le Meal, Les Murets and Chante-Alouette and after fermentation are aged in a mix of large used oak barrels and stainless steel vats. Complex and subtle aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger and acacia with ripe stone and tropical fruit notes. A rich, complex and full bodied palate. This wine is so smooth and well balanced with those ripe fruit flavours and exotic spice notes coming through. The finish is very long and clean, thanks to the balanced acidity. This wine is an absolute treat and is very enjoyable now though will keep and change over the next few years.
When to drink:
While it pairs well with such foods as lobster, fish and poultry in rich sauces, it also works well with goats and blue cheeses, some spicy foods and curry.