Château l'Ermitage was founded in the 11th Century by the hermits of Sainte Cécile d'Estagel Abbay and it made wine for pilgrims en route to Santiago de Compostella. The estate encompasses 80 hectares of sunny, south-facing vineyards planted on sandstone soils and benefitting from Mediterranean breezes that cool the vines in the summer.
We have a close relationship with owner Jérôme Castillon and he has been instrumental in crafting some of our own wines. Savoir-Faire Mourvèdre is produced from his fruit, by our winemakers, in his cellar. For his own wines, Jérôme restricts the use of oak influence as much as possible and new oak is not used. Favouring old oak, he purchases our old oak tronconique fermenters when we renew them at Domaine Boutinot in Cairanne.
Château L’Ermitage works hard to minimise its impact upon the environment and has been certified by Terra Vitis for its efforts. The estate has been farming organically for quite some time and is aiming to receive official organic certification in 2020.
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