Bernard Faurie, Hermitage, Les Greffieux-Bessard [Gold Capsule] 2011
Since 1994, Bernard Faurie has produced 3 red Hermitage wines and one white Hermitage wine. The specific vineyards where the vines are planted are not listed on the labels. Instead, each of the 3 red wines from Bernard Faurie features different colored capsules to help you tell them apart.
- Bernard Faurie with the cream colored capsule is a blend of Syrah planted in Les Bessards and Le Meal.
- Bernard Faurie with the plain gold capsule is produced from Syrah planted in the Greffieux and Les Bessards vineyards.
- Bernard Faurie with the gold capsule featuring the letter M is made from 100% Syrah planted in the Le Meal lieu-dit.
It is this combination of the granitic muscle and aromatic purity that makes the 2011 such a treat-Faurie himself rates 2011 above his two previous vintages. Embodying all that is great about this vintage, this is an emphatic, focused and spirited Hermitage with depth to burn. "The palate is a precise, careful affair, again in the Burgundian style, shows small Pinot influences.