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Domaine des Remizieres Hermitage History, Overview
While Domaine des Remizieres is a relatively new winery in Hermitage, having started in 1973. At the time of their birth, they started off selling their harvest to a local cooperative.
That changed in 1977 when they began to produce, bottle and sell their own wine under the name of Domaine des Remizieres. They added to their holdings in 1981 when they purchased an additional 1.5 hectares of vines on the hill of Hermitage.
Today, Domaine Remizieres is managed by Philippe Desmeures and his daughter, Emilie Desmeures. Cuvee Emilie, which made its debut in 1995, was as you can guess, named for his daughter.
Domaine des Remizieres Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking
Domaine des Remizieres remains one of the few, remaining, true family owned properties in the Hermitage appellation. Over the years, much of the vines in the appellation have been purchased by negociants and powerful families with large holdings in the Rhone Valley.
Their best plots are well placed in the Les Grandes Vignes and Les Roucoules lieux-dits They produce red and white Hermitage wine.
Domaine des Remizieres produces 2 Hermitage Rouge wines and one white Hermitage Blanc wine.
Domaine des Remizieres Autrement is produced from 100% Syrah. The wine made its debut in 2005. The wine is made from a parcel selection and is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels. Each bottle is individually numbered as not much wine is produced as the production is less than 100 cases of wine.
Domaine des Remizieres Cuvee Emilie, a modern styled Hermitage wine that is aged in 80% new, French oak barrels.
Domaine des Remizieres Cuvee Emilie Blanc is produced from a blend of 97% Marsanne and 3% Roussanne. The wine is barrel fermented and aged for an average of 10 months in 60% new, French oak barrels before bottling.
Domaine des Remizieres has from time to time produced special, one off cuvees. In 2003, they produced Domaine des Remizieres Hermitage l’Essentiel.
Domaine des Remizieres Hermitage l’Essentiel is a bigger, richer wine, produced from the estates oldest vines.
The wine is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels. Remizieres Hermitage l’Essentiel is targeted to only be produced in select vintages and in very small quantities of about 250 cases.
So far, Remizieres Hermitage l’Essentiel has only been produced one time, in the 2003 vintage. This is one of the most decadent, concentrated, opulent wines ever produced in Hermitage. The wine reached an incredible 15.6% alcohol, but there is no sensation of heat in that wealth of fruit! Interestingly, the wine was produced in both Hermitage and in Crozes Hermitage in 2003.
In 2004, the estate released Remizieres Patience, which was produced from a parcel selection.
When to Drink Domaine des Remizieres Hermitage, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Domaine des Remizieres Hermitage when young, should be decanted at least 2-4 hours, give or take, allowing the wines to soften and open their perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.
Domaine des Remizieres Hermitage is usually better with 10-15 years of cellaring and should be at its best between 15-35 years of age.
Serving Domaine des Remizieres with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Domaine des Remizieres is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Domaine des Remizieres is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Domaine des Remizieres is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
The white wine of Domaine des Remizieres is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.
Domaine des Remizieres makes some of the top wines in Crozes Hermitage where they produce; Autrement, Autonom, Cuvee L’Essential, Patience, and two wines that are available in both red and white wine, Particuliere and Christophe.
Domaine des Remizieres is also active in the St. Joseph appellation where they make a standard wine and l’Essentiel, which is reserved for special vintages. They also produce a Vin de France.
Domaine des Rémizières Wine Tasting Notes
10 Vintages 35,420 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2012||Domaine des Rémizières Blanc Cuvée Émilie (Hermitage)|
Richly textured, with vanilla, flowers, orange and yellow citrus rind with touches of honey and petrol come from a blend of 97% Marsanne and 3% Roussanne. Oily, luscious, crisp and fresh, if you are a fan of white Northern Rhone wine, this might be a wine to consider. 93 Points
1,499 Views Tasted May 16, 2017
|2010||Domaine des Rémizières Cuvée Émilie (Hermitage)|
Just a super wine. It's far too early to be checking in on it, but in the name of science and all that. Powerful, concentrated, long and intense, the fruit is ripe, stony, fresh, crisp and sweet. There is length, complexity, almost palate staining richness and character. Perhaps 5 more years, or longer will be about right to check in again. 95 Points
2,246 Views Tasted Mar 15, 2018
|2009||Domaine des Rémizières Cuvée Émilie (Hermitage)|
Dark in color, this young, powerful, concentrated, tannic wine is not a lot of fun to taste today. With air and effort, earth, sweet blackberries, smoke and stone notes come through, but I'd wait several years before popping a bottle. 92 Points
3,163 Views Tasted Dec 23, 2014
|2005||Domaine des Rémizières Cuvée Émilie (Hermitage)|
Big, powerful, tannic, rich, balanced and far too young to be tasting it, but in the name of science, things do happen. This full bodied, concentrated gem has a lot going on. The tannins are ripe, the nose is packed with minerals, coffee bean, blackberries, herbs, pepper and licorice. This wine takes up a lot of room on your palate with all its layers of ripe berries. For a wine at this level of quality, it is more than fairly priced. If you're looking for a great Hermitage and some of the big boys are out of your price range, this is a wine well worth cellaring. 94 Points
2,356 Views Tasted May 24, 2013
|2005||Domaine des Rémizières Autrement (Hermitage)|
Tannic, tight, young, intense, rich, full bodied and concentrated... And did mention tannic? With 3-4 hours of air, dark berries, smoke, tobacco, earth and peppery characteristics began to emerge. The finish is long, fresh and loaded with fruit. At least 5 more years are needed here. That being said, this could end up being a real treat in the years to come. 93 Points
1,587 Views Tasted Oct 24, 2015
|2003||Domaine des Rémizières l'Essential (Hermitage)|
The color shows maturity, but that is not represented in the wine, which is still youthful. On the nose, the perfume pops with extremely ripe, Port like aromas, with figs, black cherry liqueur, burnt toast and blackberry jam notes. On the palate, the wine is thick, fat, intense, concentrated, and lush. The wine feels like Port on your palate. It is long and packed with black cherry liqueur on the palate. The oak is slightly noticeable in the finish. After 5 hours in the decanter, the wine did not budge. It will be interesting to see how this ages. It could go either way, but for now, it gets the benefit of the doubt. This is a unique style of Hermitage that other wines will never deliver. With a total of 3,994 numbered bottles for sale, it's not an easy wine to find in the marketplace. 94 Points
2,549 Views Tasted Sep 24, 2013
|2003||Domaine des Rémizières Cuvée Émilie (Hermitage)|
Dark ruby in color, with licorice, coffee bean, wild strawberry jam, garrigue, mint and black cherries on the nose. Full bodied, powerful and concentrated with soft, potent ripe and almost, overripe black cherries in the mouth. This is not a subtle wine. The tannins are polished giving the wine a nice roundness to the texture. With 2 hours of decanting, this was drinking quite well. 93 Points
3,406 Views Tasted Sep 24, 2013
Thick, rich, dense and packed with layers of ripe, earthy, dark berries, tannin, iron and spice, the wine offers intensity, purity and plush textures, Still young, this has not moved much since it was first bottled. This is hedonistic expression of Hermitage. 93 Points
3,126 Views Tasted May 9, 2012
|2001||Domaine des Rémizières Cuvée Émilie (Hermitage)|
Medium-full bodied, with an earthy, leafy, herbal, olive, tobacco leaf component that rides along with all the stony, red fruits. Crisp, fresh and almost bright on the palate, this is drinking well today. 90 Points
1,802 Views Tasted Oct 1, 2018
|1999||Domaine des Rémizières Cuvée Émilie (Hermitage)|
Good depth of flavor, lots of ripe, dark red roasted fruits, smoke, pepper and earth. Medium/full-bodied, with good energy, the wine has softened and filled out. If you are sitting on any bottles, there is no need to wait for further development. 93 Points
2,735 Views Tasted Jan 14, 2020
Deeply colored and filled with fresh picked blackberries, jam, minerals and licorice scents, this deep, rich, full bodied Hermitage wine is still young and shows a lot of freshness. Structured to age, with ample concentration in a full bodied style, the wine ends with long, soft, pure dark fruit notes. 94 Points
4,105 Views Tasted May 26, 2011
Roasted black fruit, pepper, minerality, mushroom, jam and forest floor aromatics greeted your nose. This young, powerful, full bodied, intense wine has tannin to resolve. But the tannins feel ripe and round. Ripe spicy blackberry flavors dominate the finish. 94 Points
3,851 Views Tasted Aug 21, 2010
|1998||Domaine des Rémizières Cuvée Émilie (Hermitage)|
Ruby colored with lightening at the edges. Cherry girotte, mineral, earth, leaf, anise, smoke and herbal aromas are easy to find. In the mouth, the wine is soft, concentrated and at this point, most of the tannins have melted away. The finish ends with sweet and sour cherries. This should age and evolve for at least another 10 - 15 years. 92 Points
2,995 Views Tasted Aug 18, 2012