"Also classic in style, the 2011 Cote Rotie Les Becasses offers up notions of peat moss, olive, licorice and earthy notes that are supported by gorgeous cassis and darker berry fruit. Textured, rich and with surprising depth and richness, this medium to full-bodied Cote Rotie can be consumed any time over the coming decade or more."
Vinous - 90/100
"Opaque ruby. Pungent cherry and spicecake scents are lifted by cracked pepper, smoky minerals and fresh flowers. Shows excellent focus and depth on the palate, offering spicy red fruit and violet pastille flavors and a touch of licorice. Becomes sweeter with air and finishes with supple tannins, resonating spiciness and noteworthy length. Here's another 2011 that's delicious right 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.
raspberry, hint of violet, predominant of spices, a touch of black olive and “tapenade”, rosemary.
ample and deep, woody, spicy and vanilla final.
Sommelier's advice: Small game (pheasant, duck) Tender, red meat Dishes in red wine sauces Soft cheeses
The grapes are entirely hand-harvested at maturity.
The soil is composed of chlorite and ferruginous mica-schist blending in loess depressions. The soil is also made up of schist on the South and Southeast slopes, allowing the Syrah to express itself with tremendous power and great elegance with its lovely floral notes.
After destemming, the grapes go into concrete tanks. Daily punching (pigeage) ensures a good extraction of colour and tannins. The temperature does not exceed 33°C. Fermentation lasts between 3 and 4 weeks depending on the vintage. For fermentation, we decided to use indigenous yeasts to allow our terroirs to begin expressing themselves from this key stage in the winemaking process.
Ageing lasts 14-16 months. 80% of the wine is aged in oak barrels with a majority of new wood. The remaining 20% are aged in stainless steel vats which allows us to preserve the purity of the fruit and the floral notes, which are a distinctive feature of great Côte-Rôtie wines.