"Bright violet. Ripe dark berries, cracked pepper and a subtle herbal quality on the pungent nose. Broad and chewy in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that firm up slowly on the back half. Clings with good authority on the finish, which is firmed by dusty, gripping tannins."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
intense, revealing red fruit notes as well as garrigue and sweet spicy fragrances.
the wine expresses the subtle alliance of aromatic power and tannic finesse. Explosive on the finish with exceptional length and touches of liquorice.
Sommelier's advice: Père Lathuille’s chicken Fricaséed with artichokes and potatoes
Harvesting by machine at night to reduce the risk of oxidation.
Terraces of pebbles on sand or marl soil from the Piliocene, reddened by iron oxide.
In concrete tanks. 48 hour, cold pre-fermentation maceration to bring out the best varietal expression. Rack and return at the start of alcoholic fermentation followed by gentler extraction over the maceration phase. Maceration at 30°C for 4 weeks.