"The 2016 Collioure Chrysopée Blanc, a blend of 90% Grenache Gris and 10% Grenache Blanc, was barrel fermented and aged in demi-muids. It shows subtle aromas of toasted grain, lime and orange zest. Medium-bodied, with tremendous briny freshness and length, it should be enjoyed over the first few years of its life."
Jancis Robinson - 16/20
" Pale gold. Sweet and fat. Low acid. Not
quite tense enough. Bit surly now.Drink 2018-2020"
Wine Spectator - 92 /100
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.