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 La Maison Bleue
100% Syrah sourced mainly from the biodynamically farmed Rocoules section of the Hermitage hill, which is comprised of a higher percentage of silica compared to the poorer granite and limestone soil of the western Bessards and Le Meal (the main sources for La Chapelle). A softer, more approachable Hermitage compared to the immense regality of La Chapelle.
The vines are aged between 40 and 60+ years old, it yields incredibly low (15-20hl/ha)
The wines are aged in 20% new oak.