Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rich, full-bodied, usually red wine produced in southeast France.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Tain l'Hermitage, a village of southeast France .]

Examples

  • The empress had a private palace at St. Petersburg which she called her Hermitage, where she received none but her choicest friends.

    The Empire of Russia

  • To make the Historical wine, winemaker Thomas Duroux blends barrels that were otherwise destined for Chateau Palmer with no more than twenty percent syrah from “friendly” (but unspecified) sources in Hermitage, Cote Rotie, and Cornas.

    Chateau Palmer revives an old tradition | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • To make the Historical wine, winemaker Thomas Duroux blends barrels that were otherwise destined for Chateau Palmer with no more than twenty percent syrah from “friendly” (but unspecified) sources in Hermitage, Cote Rotie, and Cornas.

    2010 May | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • Now Jackson was building a mansion he called the Hermitage, east of Nashville.

    'Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America'

  • The calls were traced to a phone booth in Hermitage, about two miles away, police said.

    March 2004

  • Near to it they stopped to look at a magnificent pile, called the Hermitage, which is about as unlike the residence of a dweller in the wilderness as anything in nature can well be.

    Fred Markham in Russia The Boy Travellers in the Land of the Czar

  • This was entirely false, but Jackson duly offered praise from his estate outside Nashville, known as the Hermitage.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • This was entirely false, but Jackson duly offered praise from his estate outside Nashville, known as the Hermitage.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • Normally the Hermitage is a zoo, but this one magical evening you can wander alone among the Canova sculptures, drink Moët while looking at the Goya donated by Armand Hammer, and get close enough to the Leonardos to decide that you don't really like them.

    Sleepless in St. Petersburg

  • The great American patriot and wine connoisseur Thomas Jefferson called Hermitage “the single greatest white wine of France.”

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

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