2017 Hermitage Blanc, Domaine du Colombier

From a tiny plot in the Maison Blanche vineyard, this is a Marsanne with a difference. There’s power and intensity, but also texture and balance. A real beauty of a wine, made with class.

Pricing
Bottle
11 available
£53.08
Case, 6 Bottles
1 available
£318.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Hermitage, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2032
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 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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