Wines said to come from « organically grown grapes» can use the French « AB » (organic farming) logo. This means that we comply with “Organic Farming” specifications and that we do not use any chemical fertilizers, or chemical weed killers, or pesticides, or chemical fungicides. The French « AB » logo comes from the French Agricultural Ministry.
ECOCERT is an organic inspection and a certification organism founded in 1991 by agronomists for sustainable development, which aims to offer recognition to those who engage in this type of production. The ECOCERT’s principal activity consists in an inspection, in the field, of the respects of a standard’s demands (regulation, standard or specification). Then, ECOCERT issues a document which certifies the compliance of the products, systems or services with the standard. ECOCERT principally certifies food and food products but also certifies cosmetics, detergents, perfumes and textiles.
BIODYNAMICS WORKS FOR: feed the earth and men, respect the living, the rhythms and the terroir, strengthen soil life and plant health, create balanced farm property. Demeter is a reference to the Greek Goddess of grain and fertility. The Demeter certification program was established in 1928, and as such was the first ecological label for organically produced foods. Demeter products have a double certification: they are controlled and certified organic according to the European specifications and according to the Demeter specifications. Demeter biodynamic certification is used in over 50 countries, it guarantees the respect of the biodynamic principles on farm property and during the transformation of the products.
Ratings "De L'Orée 2009 White"
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - 100/100
"There are 477 cases of the lightgold-colored 2009 Ermitage Cuvee del’Oree, which I would be happy to insert ina blind tasting against the world’s greatestdry white wines, including Montrachet. Thefamous gout de petrol is there along withhints of citrus oil, wet steel, crushed rocks,quince, white currants, anise andhoneysuckle. Very full, with off-the-chartsintensity, this wine was fashioned fromyields of 13 hectoliters per hectare whichis financial suicide from 90 to 100-year oldMarsanne vines. The result is anamazingly concentrated white wine thatshould drink well for 50+ years."
Vinous - 93/100
"Vivid yellow. Intense apple and pear aromas are complicated by smoky minerals, ginger and honey. Rich, dense and supple, with ripe orange and orchard fruit flavors that fully coat the palate. Clean and penetrating on the long, smoky finish, which features exotic tropical fruit and floral qualities."
Jancis Robinson - 18/20
"Deep gold. Big with low acid but attractive bitterness on the finish. Coming along nicely - no dumb phase. Strongly herbal and just this side of oily. Deeply 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.