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Only 4,5 and 5,0 NJP-wines (Nenad Jelisic Points) are presented as the best vintages.

 

If for some wine behind “the best vintages” stands “none”, it means that none of the wine's vintages got 4,5 NJP or 5,0 NJP.

 

 

Henschke, Mount Edelstone, Keyneton Vineyard, Shiraz (red dry wine), Eden Valley, South Australia, Australien, the best vintages, from vintage 2001 none; 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2016. (2020-07)

 

Hermitage, a French appellation that belongs the Northern Rhône wine district, which belongs the Rhône wine region. The appellation, which was established in 1937, has 136 ha and is the most prestigious appellation in the Northern Rhône. Hermitage lies on the left-bank of the Rhône River. Most of the Hermitage’s hillsides are south-facing, receive good exposure to the sun and are sheltered from the cold northern winds. The climate is Mediterranean. The average yield is 28 hl/ha. The majority of Hermitage wines are ageable. A good Hermitage wine should be a blend of wines from different climat, see Hermitage soils. Domaine Jean-Louis Chave has vineyards in 8 different climat and thanks to it, they have the excellent blending possibilities. Nowadays, the majority of wine makers destem the grapes i.e. the stems are not used during fermentation, the stems increase the roughness of the wine. Previously, the older oak barrels were used for winemaking, and now newer, 228 or 600 liters oak barrels. In this appellation, it is allowed to blend 15% of white wines, made from Marsanne and Roussanne, into red wines. Delas (10 ha), Domaine Jean-Louis Chave (14 ha), Paul Jaboulet Aînés (26,5 ha), cooperative Cave de Tain l'Hermitage (30,5 ha) and M. Chapoutier (31,5 ha) together own 80% of the appellation’s vineyards. The best red wines from here can be aged up to 20 years. (2016-12)

 

Hermitage grapes, 76% red wine grapes (mainly Syrah) and 24% white wine grapes (mainly Marsanne and Roussanne). (2016-12)

 

Hermitage soils, weathered granite in the form of sand and stone on top of the granite, rocky loess on top of the granite, loess concretions on top of the rocky loess, loess concretions on top of the granite, loess concretions on top of the round alluvial stones and alluvial soils, round alluvial stones and alluvial soils on top of the marl and round alluvial stones and alluvial soils on top of the molasse. With consideration taken to the composition of the soils, different locations are divided into so-called climat. The largest climat is Les Bassards and it consists of weathered granite in the form of sand and stone. The other key climat is Le Méal and it consists of round alluvial stones and alluvial soils on top of the marl. Upwards of 50% of Syrah to the famous Paul Jaboulet Aîné’s wine La Chapelle comes from Le Méal climat. (2016-12)

 

Hermitage the best vintages, 1929, 1947, 1978, 1999, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017. (2019-10)

 

Hermitage the best wines, Delas Frères Hermitage Les Bessards, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage Blanc, M. Chapoutier De l'Oree, M. Chapoutier L'Ermite, M. Chapoutier L'Ermite Blanc, M. Chapoutier Le Méal, M. Chapoutier Le Méal Blanc, M. Chapoutier Le Pavillon and M. Chapoutier Vin de Paille. (2014-05)

 

Hessische Bergstrasse, a German wine region that consists of two wine districts (Bereiche): Starkenburg and Gross-Umstadt.

 

Hessische Bergstrasse grapes, Riesling accounts for 54%, Müller-Thurgau for 17% and other varieties for 29% of cultivated grapes in this wine region.

 

Hessische Bergstrasse soils, dominates loess.

 

Howell Mountain, a US appellation (AVA) that belongs to the district of Napa Valley, which belongs to the wine region of the North Coast in California. In 1983, the Howell Mountain was officially designated as an appellation (AVA). The appellation has 607 ha under vine. The vines begin at 427 m and extend to 762 m. The Howell Mountain appellation is one of five mountain appellations in Napa Valley. Because of its altitude, evening temperatures are generally warmer and daytime temperatures are much cooler, causing a gradual growth process, producing small, concentrated grapes and ultimately more robust, complex but well-balanced wines with a long, lingering after-taste. From here comes Napa’s longest lived Cabernet Sauvignon- and Cabernet Franc-wines. (2019-04)

 

Howell Mountain grapes, white wine grapes: just Sauvignon Blanc, and red wine grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Syrah, Petit Verdot, St. Macaire, Syrah and Zinfandel. (2019-04)

 

Howell Mountain soils, there are two main soil types. The first consists of decomposed volcanic ash, called “tufa”, and the second is red clay that is high in iron content. (2019-04)

 

Howell Mountain the best vintages, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. (2019-04)

 

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