A legendary cru... Over centuries, this mythical cru has built its reputation on a single hill, and an epic history. In the beginning, the hill was home to a hermitage founded by Henri Gaspard de Sterimberg in 1224. This knight, returning from the Albigensian Crusade, and weary of bloodshed, asked permission to Blanche of Castille to take refuge from the world on the summit of this granite hill. Soon joined by others, the community began to plant vines...
A charming tale, but one that overlooks the fact that the hermitage owes only its name to the hermit: the vineyard has existed since ancient times with the famous wines of Vienne.
La Chapelle comes from the blending of the greatest Western terroirs of the Hermitage. The Roucoules terroir, as well as the generous side of the Méal and Les Greffieux, are complemented by the Bessards deepness and Varogne freshness.
Eye, bouquet, palate
10 to 40 years