"Reminding me of a St Péray with its vibrant salty minerality, buttered citrus, toasted nut and quince aromas and flavors, the 2015 Collioure Chrysopée Blanc is beautifully textured, layered and has juicy acidity. It's a killer white to drink over the coming 2-4 years or more. They made a tiny amount of this in 2014, but this is really the first vintage that was released to the market."
Jancis Robinson - 16,5+/20
"Big and spicy on the nose - no shortage of alcohol! But then there is sinew on the finish. A hint of pine and lots to chew on. Certainly not fat. There is some tension, albeit as though the wine were slightly too tightly corseted at this stage in its evolution. A lot of tingle on the finish."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
Harvested in the morning to take advantage of the sea freshness. Picked by hand and placed into crates.
The grapes come from vines growing in very old schist from the Primary era.
Vinification is carried out by the pressing of whole bunches. After a light settling at 12°C for 24 hours, the wine goes into demi-muid barrels. Alcoholic fermentation lasts several weeks.
Ageing in demi-muid barrels lasts six months with stirring up of the lees (bâtonnage) over the first two months.