2007 Hermitage Blanc, Domaine du Colombier

The 2007 white Hermitage offers attractive aromas of honeysuckle, white peach and apricot. The palate shows characters of a similar vein, with notes of almond - rich, but with a tautness to the structure. There is a fine silky quality to the texture, a restrained, seamless style. Fine, almost chalky mineral notes come through creating a persistent, lingering finish. There is superb definition to the 2007, which underlines the qualities of this particular, well-situated parcel, namely La Maison Blanche. Stunning.

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  • Region & country
    Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Mature 2011 - 2020
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  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2007 Hermitage Blanc, Domaine du Colombier
Domaine du Colombier

Florent and David Viale own nearly 17 hectares in the northern Rhône, where they produce both red and white Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage. They used to sell the wine from their three plots in Hermitage to Guigal, and their red Crozes-Hermitage to Ogier and to Burgundy, but from 1991 they bottled their own. In the cellar, the Viales prefer oak not to dominate the purity of the fruit. They use large oak tonneaux, where the wines take on terrific finesse and balance.

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