L' Ermita Gran Viña Clasificada 2017 Price € 908.00
Sensory features: The nose is glorious: great richness, open, imbued with movement through garriga smells of snipped sour herbs. Smoked berries are run through with bosky smell of sticks, lavender and sour-edged flower petals. Creamy, wild red berries are touched purple, edged beautifully to sweet'n'sour with orange juicy acidity, layered with herb-vegetal-spice and open to an acid-mineral thrill at the end. Powerful, harmonious, heavenly. A truly great L'Ermita.
Wine style: Full Bodied and Smooth
There is even more Cariñena in this warm vintage, and the varietal breakdown of the 2017 L'Ermita comes to a majority of
Grape varieties: 78% Garnacha, 20% Cariñena and some 2% of white grapes.
Vinification: It fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats and matured in oak barrels of different sizes for 16 months. The grapes were picked on the 18th of October, which is extremely late considering that 2017 was their earliest harvest ever! It has a surprisingly high percentage of Cariñena, the highest ever for L'Ermita, yet the wine feels like the essence of a Mediterranean Garnacha—floral, expressive, open, insinuating, refined and elegant. It has great depth and refined tannins and feels light on its feet, yet it's full of inner power, intense and persistent. It's detailed, nuanced, clean, transparent, focused and pure. The flavours are very precise and clean and the aftertaste extremely long. A truly great L'Ermita, again, transcending the conditions of the vintage. They got 15.2 hectoliters per hectare. 2,900 bottles were filled in May 2019. This will be the first wine to carry the new Priorat classification Gran Viña Clasificada, the equivalent of a Grand Cru in Burgundy. 2019-2030.
Best served: Beef, Lamb and Game (deer, venison),
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Bottle size: 750ml