There is much more to Hermitage than La Chapelle and, in our opinion, the most impressive, low-key producer has to be Marc Sorrel. Their flagship Hermitage Le Greal is one of the finest wines in the Northern Rhône, placing it in truly grand company indeed. Described by the Wine Advocate as "an often-overlooked source of fine Hermitage" the price point remains remarkably sensible for those buying on release, with potentially excellent returns for those patient enough to hold their wines for a few years. Marc is a very down-to-earth kind of winemaker. He doesn't do the international tastings circuit, preferring to spend his time focussing on his wines, tending to the vines and checking barrels. The results bear out his clear dedication to quality.