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Ratings "De L'Orée 2006 White"
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - 99/100
"The 2006 Ermitage Cuvee de l’Oree exhibits classic peach jam, marmalade, quince, white stone, and crushed rocks, full-bodied intensity, crisp acidity, and amazing freshness, in spite of huge power. I have no idea what the alcohol levels on these wines are, but I suspect they must be in the 15% range, yet the acidities are so high, the balance is struck. My aging curve on all of these single-vineyard wines is pretty much the same, and these are very strong vintages with higher acidity than 2005."
Vinous - 94/100
"Deep gold. Remarkably pure peach, apricot, citrus honey and hazelnut aromas pack a huge punch, with lime and dusty minerality adding verve. Equally rich on the palate, with the pit fruit and honey qualities repeating and a whack of bitter quinine adding focus. Poses richness and weight against vivacity, finishing with superb clarity and clinging sweetness. Can't get this off the palate."
Jancis Robinson - 17,5/20
"The way this wine stood up in the glass over many hours really impressed me. Initially it seemed a little bit fat and flabby but in fact it kept what nerve it had right till the end of dinner. I tried to sip it after rather than before the Montrachet, which was much drier and slightly leaner (these are relative terms). Bright gold with a lightly sulphidey nose. Strong honey and honeysuckle flavours. Low acid but great riches on the palate. Full body with Marsanne fat undertow but, just, enough energy and vitality. Very rich and a great partner for cod and sweet onions."
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.