"Dark crimson. Big and open and fresh. Sweet and salt. The two elements are not (yet?) knit together. A bit tight on the end. Very sinewy and muscular. "
James Suckling - 93/100
"Lots of earth and spice with some meat and plum aromas and flavors. Full body. Soft and velvety texture with earth, spice and meaty character. Decadent. A little exaggerated in the funky direction, but fun. Drink now."
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 and deep ruby colour with hints of violet.
black fruits, violet and fur.
fresh attack, velvety middle palate. Spices, slightly acid wild strawberries. A great length.
Harvest is performed at maturity avoiding over-maturation.
The soil is composed of schists, lauze rocks made of limestone and quartz.
100% destemmed grapes are fermented in concrete or stainless steel tanks. Maceration lasts from 4 to 6 weeks. A gentle extraction by pumping over and a long maceration on skins ensure elegant and finest tannins.
100% of the wine is aged for 18 months in French wood barrels.