M. Chapoutier Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc 2012
About the Region
Toward the southern end of the Northern Rhône Valley, Hermitage produces red wine that is often considered the equal of Côte Rôtie — and like that wine, it is made from syrah, sometimes cofermented with a small percentage of white grapes (marsanne and roussanne in Hermitage). These wines are tannic, earthy, and full of fruit. White wine is also produced in the region — from marsanne and roussanne; it is rich, with a honeyed character.