The European regulation on organic farming covers not only the production and processing but also the control and packaging of organic food. A product may claim the word ‘organic’ when the rules specific to organic production defined in one of the regulations recognized by the European Community are complied with, and the operator has obtained a valid certificate for that product. To this end, each operator undertakes to be controlled at each stage of the production chain by an independent third party accredited according to the ISO 65 standard, such as ECOCERT. Our Spanish wines are certified by the regional organization CAECyL, Public Control Authority for Organic Production of Castilla y León, itself mandated by the Spanish National Accreditation Body.
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 "Le Clos 2017 Red"
Jancis Robinson - 17+/20
"Biodynamic. Cask sample. Aged for 18 months in barrique and demi-muids, approximately 25% new.
Strongly reductive nose with a stinky rubbery character but loads of violet fragrance and very bitter chocolate character. Tight and tannic on the palate. Tightly furled – will take a long time to come around."
Decanter - 91/100
"Le Clos doesn't have the brightness and drinkability of Les Granits in 2017; it feels relatively over-extracted and heavy. Very spicy on the nose, with blackberry, prune and liquorice. Very full-bodied, very concentrated, with hefty tannins. There's a degree of freshness to the fruit and good balancing acidity. It's long in flavour, but not the most elegant. Made from 19-year-old Syrah vines planted on granite soils near Tournon. Completely destemmed, fermented in concrete then matured for 18 months in a large wooden tank, 28% of which is new oak. Yields of 24 hl/ha."
Jeb Dunnuck - 99/100
James Suckling - 94/100
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - 96/100
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.