The winemaking process of the Vin de Paille finds its roots in the vineyard of the Hermitage. In order to revive this tradition, Michel CHAPOUTIER has decided, since 1990, to devote a part of his white Hermitage crop to raisining on straw bed.
The crop is harvested by successive sortings and then dried on a straw bed for almost two months before pressing.
The obtained must has a minimum concentration of 360 g of sugar per liter. After fermentation, the actual alcohol content is close to 15% vol for a residual sugar amount of 105 g per liter.
Fermentation and ageing are entirely performed in oak casks. Bottling is carried out 24 months later.
Colour: deep golden yellow
Nose: candied fruits and honey
Palate: the wine has an outstanding balance, concentrated and a great length.
This wine can be kept more than 50 years.