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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Hermitage Blanc
Marsanne 100 years Granite 1.7 ha total
Hermitage Rouge “Bessards/Méal”
Syrah 100 years Granite, Limestone, Quartz 1.7 ha total
Hermitage Rouge “Gréffieux/Bessards”
Syrah 100 years Granite, Alluvial, Clay 1.7 ha total
Hermitage Rouge “Méal”
Syrah 100 years Granite, Limestone, Quartz 1.7 ha total
Hermitage Rouge “Bessards”
Syrah 100 years Granite, Limestone, Quartz 1.7 ha total
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Harvested by hand
• Whole clusters are crushed by foot in old wooden tanks
• Fermentation is natural
• Wine aged in old demi-muid
• Red wines are aged 18 to 36 months depending on vintage
• White wine is aged 9 to 12 months depending on vintage
• Bottled by hand
• Vineyards are designated by the capsule color

Gréffieux/Bessards: Cream capsule

Bessards/Méal: Gold capsule

Méal: Gold capsule with “M”

General Information

Country
France
Region
Northern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Hermitage
Producer
Bernard Faurie
Founded
Fifth Generation
Annual Production
N/A
Farming
Traditional
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