Up to the 18th century, l’Hermitage lands used to be lordly woods, where François 1st – born in Cognac -, King of France from 1515 to 1547, enjoyed hunting as a teenager.
Our Lambert ancestors planted the 1st vineyard in l’Hermitage during the French Revolution in the 1790’s when the forest was shared among the peasants living in this area of the Borderies, the smallest and rarest Cognac Appellation.
Clay in winter
Boots are very heavy with - very often - 1 kg stuck on each boot.
Vine roots get into the soil with difficulties, given the very compact clay.
This charming mixture gives a special florality to our eaux-de-vie!