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Paul Jaboulet-Aîné : Chevalier de Stérimberg 2019

Rhone Valley - Hermitage - White
Paul Jaboulet-Aîné : Chevalier de Stérimberg 2019
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The typicality of a white wine from Hermitage revealed by Paul Jaboulet-Aîné

The estate

An emblematic name for the great wines of the northern Rhône Valley, the Paul Jaboulet-Aîné House was founded in 1834 in Tain L’Hermitage. The reputed oenologist and winegrower, Caroline Frey, runs this illustrious house, owned by the Frey family since 2006.

The vineyard

The Paul Jaboulet-Aîné House overlooks a 125-hectare vineyard, spread across exceptional appellations such as Saint-JosephCrozes-HermitageHermitage, CornasChâteauneuf-du-Pape, Côte-RôtieCondrieu and even Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise.

The wine

Wounded during the Albigensian Crusade in 1224, the knight Gaspard de Sterimberg asked Queen Blanche of Castile for permission to settle on a hill, on which he founded his hermitage. He built the Saint-Christophe Chapel there in 1235.

The vines, aged by around 35 years, are planted on clay-limestone and clay-sand soils, giving this 2019 Chevalier de Stérimberg by Paul Jaboulet-Aîné the complexity and elegance of a Hermitage wine.

The vintage

The dry winter did not remedy the water stress recorded since 2018. Milder conditions from February encouraged early bud break. This advance was slowed down by the drop in temperatures at the end of March and the beginning of April. Flowering started around 7 June, taking place in very good conditions. The hailstorm in 15 June massively slowed down vine development. Summer conditions were scorching. The rigorous work of the team at the estate throughout the vintage made it possible to harvest healthy and high quality grapes.

Blend

The 2019 Chevalier de Stérimberg by Paul Jaboulet-Aîné is made from a blend of Marsanne (70%) and Roussane (30%).

Keeping

This reference from the Paul Jaboulet-Aîné range can be kept in the cellar until 2044 so as to express the entirety of its aromatic palette.

Parker : 94 / 100
Rhone ValleyHermitage
Grape varieties
Marsanne/Roussanne

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Cotes du Rhone Septentrionales

Is promo
No

Color
White

Producer
Paul Jaboulet-Aîné

Sweetness
Dry white wines

Environment
Organic wines

Parker
94

Area
Rhone Valley

Appellation
Hermitage

Allergens
Contains sulphites

Is promo
No

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