"Picked in mid-August, the 2017 Collioure Chrysopée Blanc doesn't appear to be showing any ill effects of the early harvest. It's full-bodied and round on the palate, plump and fleshy yet simultaneously zesty, briny and refreshing. Lime and orange zest flavors are filled out by pear and guava notes."
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - 92/100
Jancis Robinson - 16,5+/20
"18 hl/ha. From Cambrian soils. 90% Grenache Gris, 10% Grenache Blanc.
Neutral nose, but the palate is more aromatically active with sweet oak spice plus pear and green apple. Glossy and thick on the palate. Finishes with a touch of almond bitterness. Plenty of flavour concentration, and hopefully the nose will come in time. "
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.