2010 Hermitage Blanc Les Rocoules, Marc Sorrel

Like so many of the whites in this vintage, this is an absolute delight. Made predominantly from Marsanne and just 5% Roussanne, with no new oak utilised and bottled without filtration, the fruit characters are able to sing. Notes of lemon, pear and frangipane are vibrantly evident on the nose and palate. Rich and mouthfilling, but given backbone by zesty acidity and a steely minerality, this is at once appealing, restrained and great.

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  • Region & country
    Les Rocoules, Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Grape
    95% Marsanne
    5% Roussanne
  • Maturity
    Mature 2012 - 2020
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  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2010 Hermitage Blanc Les Rocoules, Marc Sorrel
Domaine Marc Sorrel

Marc Sorrel makes excellent wines on the legendary hill of Hermitage, from superbly situated parcels of old vines. A dedicated grower, he’s most often found tending to the vines, with little interest promoting his handiwork. His holdings are small (just 2.55 hectares) and production of two whites and two reds is low. However, his dedication in the vineyard and traditional methods in the winery lead to wines which are impressive year on year, displaying ever greater complexity as they age.

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