"Limpid purple. Vibrant, spice- and mineral-accented aromas of fresh dark berries, lavender oil and smoky minerals on the powerfully scented nose. Offers sappy bitter cherry, black raspberry, floral pastille and rhubarb flavors that show excellent clarity and are given spine by a core of juicy acidity. Intensely floral on the penetrating finish, which features supple tannins and resonating minerality. The liveliness of this wine in no way suggests that it's the product of a hot vintage."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
This wine reveals a deep bouquet. Its nose is complex, with dark fruits, tobacco and liquorice, typical aromas of its terroir.
The impression on the palate unveils the numerous qualities of this wine. It is powerful, with tannins softened by its long aging and perfectly balanced, with a touch of freshness most welcome in this solar vintage. The aromas are particularly long-lasting on the palate, indicator of an exceptional wine.
Sommelier's advice: Serve between 15° and 16°C on feathered game, a braised lamb shoulder or duck confit. It will also be very pleasant with soft cheese. To drink as from 2018, it will reach its peak around 2030
Stony from ancient alluvium on claygranite bedrock
Partly destemmed grapes macerated for 26 days with temperature maintained around 30°C. No fining, light filtration
Aging during 12 months, one half in big barrels (demimuid) and the other in tanks.