Louis Barruol Hermitage Blanc Le Pierrelle 2014
80 years vine age. All wines are hand-harvested and sorted during harvest, maceration lasts 2 or 3 week. Fermentation takes place in Burgundian barrels. Wines are aged on average for 15 months in barrel. No new barrels - barrels are 1 or 2 years old. Wines are not racked, filtered nor fined before bottling.
Louis Barruol is an indefatigable force in the Rhône. He is the fourteenth generation in his family to be making wine in this sixteenth-century domaine in Gigondas. On what was once the site of a Roman villa, Louis’ cellars show spectacular remains of old, Roman vinification vats carved into the limestone. Here, Louis works with different grape varietals from the Rhône, vinifying each parcel separately.