Since taking over from the Jaboulet family, winemaker Caroline now works with her teams in a single-minded quest for perfection. They began double sorting the grapes (in the vineyards and in the winery). The vineyards are now certified organic and grown biodynamically, and built a gravity operated cellar that started working in 2010.
Hermitage Blanc Le Chevalier de Sterimberg
Named after the knight Gaspard de Sterimberg, who settled in Hermitage and built the iconic stone chapel that sits atop the hill.
Made from 60+ years old vines planted with 70% Marsanne and 30% Roussanne, biodynamically farmed and sourced from 4 sections on the Hermitage hill:
Rocoule (galets roulés), Maison Blanche (clay/limestone), La Croix (sand) and Les Murets (clay/limestone)
Aged in 55% French oak (5% new), 25% older demi-muids, and 20% small concrete eggs.