Colour: Deep garnet red, with purple highlights. Nose: Red fruit (raspberry, blackcurrant), with a hint of liquorice. Palate: Good attack, it is a round, elegant wine, soft and concentrated tannins, and a long after taste of blackcurrant and raspberry, spicy (pepper) when it is young. Soil: The Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne grows on different types of soil, from West to East: les Bessards: Granite origin. It forms the soul of a good Hermitage wine le Meal: Old alluvial terraces, with a lot of gravels and rolled pebbles, more or less chalky les Greffieux: Limon with rolled stones. Harvest: Hand harvesting at optimal maturity. Vinification: The grapes ferment in open wooden vats after total destemming. Two daily treadings ensure a good extraction of the tannins. The temperature of fermentation varies between 30 and 33Deg C. Maturing: Maturing takes place in oak casks for between 12 and 14 months, of which one third is new oak. Several rackings permit a slow and natural clarification process. This wine is unfiltered and unfined.