Since 1994, Michel Tardieu has been selecting and growing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs of each appellation. Associated until 2007 with Dominique Laurent, known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Michel Tardieu has, because of the innate richness of the Rhone Valley wines, always sought to favour elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections.
Promoted two stars in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.
More roundness and flesh than Côte-Rôtie, with a texture of fatty and melting tannins, the solar side of the Hermitage hillside is perfectly highlighted here.
Terroirs : beginning of Le Méal, Pierrelles, Diognières, Les Bessards, La Croix
Varieties (age of vines) : 100% syrah (60 years)
Alcohol content : 14°
Vinification : 1/3 not destemmed grapes
Ageing : 12 months in new and one old barrels, and 12 months in wooden tank
Bottling : no fining and no filtration