"Although the 1991 Ermitage Cuvee de l'Oree should turn out to be compelling, the bouquet has shut down. The wine is full-bodied and stunningly rich, with a tight but promising nose of honey, peach blossom, acacia flower, and mineral scents. Unctuously textured, thick, rich, chewy flavors are buttressed by high acidity. The finish lasts for up to a minute. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2025."
Jancis Robinson - 17,5/20
"Magnum. Dark gold. Roasted fennel nose. Really interesting! Big and waxy. Smoky and low acid. Lightly herbal. At peak. Long and throat warming."
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 golden yellow, with hints of green and gold.
very intense, hot shingles, toffee, very ripe, fruity lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn.
well-rounded start, full bodied, very complex with overtones of ripe fruits, spices and roasting. Very long in the mouth, with a fresh final note. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Sommelier's advice: Foie gras Crayfish,lobster Fish, poultry in sauces White meats Goat's cheese,blue cheese Spicy dishes and curry
Marsanne. The old vines (60 to 70 years old) guarantee low yields and a quality production.
Hand harvesting at maturity.
The grapes producing “De l’Orée” come from “Les Murets” plot. This soil is made up with very old fluvioglacial alluvial deposits.
After pressing, the must is cold-settling for around 24 hours. About 50% is vinified in big wooden barrels (600 liters) with regular stirrings of the lees, the rest is in vats.
Maturing on lees with regular stirrings for 6 months. Before bottling, the ageing in casks is checked by frequent tastings. The maturing lasts between 10 and 12 months.