Celebrating the National Protected Status obtained for the Hermitage hill
Michel Chapoutier, President of the Hermitage appellation, is celebrating today with the vignerons and the mayor of Tain l'Hermitage, the national protected status obtained for the surrounding Hermitage hill. Covering an area of 140 hectares , the scope of this "picturesque and historic heritage site" takes the appellation of origin "AOC Hermitage" slightly enlarged to the north by the addition of a place called "Les Grandes Vignes". The cities of Crozes-Hermitage, Larnage and Tain l'Hermitage are concerned.
Michel Chapoutier: "When you are born here and grew up at the foot of this beautiful hill, you can only feel immensely proud when you learn it got the recognition as a nationally-protected site. For centuries, winemakers in Hermitage helped make this hill the most beautiful possible, treating this land with respect and humility. We want to continue in the same way and make the name of these unique white and red wines even more prestigious around the world.”
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