Props to Blake Leja, inderpal singh, Jeremy Eubanks and Wanda Cole-Nicholson for breaking the Barossa down.
This week: Lieux-dits of Hermitage
What are their primary soil types, what producers focus on each and where is the white planted?
Les Bessard- Granite soils which also make more tannic wines. Delas and Chapoutier. Chapoutier's Pavillon wine is produced form this Lieux-Dits.
Les Meal- Glacier Stones and alluvial soil. Chapoutier produces both red and white wines form Les Meal.
L'Hermite-Granite and Loess soils, the famous chapel of St. Christopher (La Chapelle) is located in this Lieux-Dits. Chapoutier and Delas, Jaboulet, JL Chave (red and white wine) Guigal's EX-Voto Blanc and a portion of Ex-Voto Rouge is produced from L'Hermite.
Greffieux-Granite, Clay and Limestone, Guigal & Chapoutier
Murets- Marsanne for Chapoutier and Guigal is grown in this Lieux-Dits.