Northern Rhône 2019 whites – Marsanne and Roussanne

Glass of white Hermitage overlooking Tain l'Hermitage

See also this guide to our coverage of Rhône 2019. Above, Ali holds a rather nice glass of white Hermitage on the hill of Hermitage overlooking the twin towns of Tain l'Hermitage and Tournon on either side of the Rhône below.

Hermitage Blanc showed its class (see my video recorded on the hill of Hermitage) and there are many wines that should be in it for the long haul. Guigal’s superb Ex Voto springs to mind. St-Joseph Blanc was another solid performer, while the whites of Crozes-Hermitage were a little more mixed.

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