"Deep, glistening ruby. Lively, mineral-tinged blue fruit and floral pastille aromas pick up a spicy nuance with air. Gently sweet and focused on the palate, offering energetic boysenberry, cherry liqueur and spicecake flavors and a sneak touch of smokiness. Finishes smooth and impressively long, with repeating spiciness and supple, even tannins that add gentle grip."
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.
Stony from ancient alluvium on claygranite bedrock
Partly destemmed grapes macerated for 26 days with temperature maintained around 30°C
Aging during 12 months, one half in big barrels (demimuid) and the other in tanks. No fining, light filtration.