My New $15 French Friend : Château L'Ermitage

Château L’Ermitage is a sophisticated and smooth blend of two very noble French grapes, Syrah and Mourvedre. The product is derived from the Costières De Nîmes appellation of the Southern Rhône region of France which is notorious for producing some of the oldest wines in the world. Today the vineyards of Château L’Ermitage enjoy international recognition and proudly observe the concept of “Terravitis”. All aspects of their viticulture, vinification and marketing are practiced with the greatest respect for the environment. Decant for twenty to thirty minutes and notice beautiful components of full-bodied tart fruits balanced in harmony with dark chocolate, violet and mint. Aromas of ancient vineyard soil, rose petals, notes of moss, truffle and black pepper marry to create a complex, yet luxurious finish. Colors of rustic bark, sun-dried tomatoes, dandelion and cognac paint the palette, ensuring a beautiful experience of a historic french vineyard for the modest price of $15. Drinkable par jour ou par nuit, food pairings should be simple yet hearty. A toasted French baguette, generously coated with sweet fig jam, hunks of triple creme fromage, arugula and black pepper is a match made in heaven for this low budget gem. Le sandwich was inspired by our friends from the Cowgirl Creamery Cheese Shop located in the Ferry Building of San Francisco. –RMH
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CHÂTEAU L’ERMITAGE Costières de Nîmes Réserve Du Sélection Vieilles Vignes 2010

SCORE: 91

Related scores: WS-88
Market Price: $10-$15

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