"It's hard to believe this is Chapoutier's "entry-level" Côte Rôtie. The 2015 Cote Rotie les Bécasses is a rich, full-bodied, creamy-textured effort, loaded with ripe fruit that takes the form of mocha, milk chocolate and roasted meat, leading into a long, savory and velvety finish. 2020-2035"
Vinous - (91-93)/100
"Inky ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruit, Asian spice and potpourri qualities, and an exotic incense nuance emerges slowly. Sappy, penetrating and focused on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry, boysenberry and allspice flavors and a deeper suggestion of licorice. Concentrated but energetic as well, with delivering strong closing thrust, even tannins and an echo of sweet blue fruit."
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.