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 "Les Granits 2015 White"
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - 97/100
"A wine I’ve always loved, the 2015 St Joseph Les Granits Blanc is, I suspect, the greatest white to ever come from this appellation. Made from 100% Marsanne all from the St Joseph lieu-dit, aged 80% in demi-muids 15% new and the rest in stainless steel, this sensational white offers loads of minerality in addition to citrus blossom, buttered hazelnuts, toasted bread and hints of orchard fruits. It needs a year or two of bottle age, but is an incredible white. Bravo to the team at Chapoutier for this effort."
Vinous - 94/100
"Bright gold. Fresh nectarine, pear nectar, chamomile and an exotic truffle nuance on the highly fragrant nose. Juicy and focused on the palate, showing impressive vivacity for a hot year and offering sappy orchard and pit fruit flavors that are given spine by a core of smoky minerality. Shows outstanding clarity and mineral lift on the finish, which hangs on with superb, floral- and mineral-tinged persistence."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
mineral with floral overtones of honeysuckle and lily in its youth, Tabasco, wax, honey.
well-balanced. A very harmonious wine with a subtle final of spices developing into honey with ageing. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Sommelier's advice: Fresh water fish Fich mousse Soft goat's cheese
Marsanne. Selection of our oldest Marsanne vines on our best Saint Joseph soils.
The grapes are hand-harvested once very ripe. The natural alcohol content is often 12,5% vol.
Very steep granite slopes in the south of Tournon.
Pressing of the whole grapes. Cold settling between 24 and 48 hours. Half of the wine is fermented in vats, the other part in big wooden barrels (600 liters).
Ageing takes place on lees from 8 to 10 months, with stirrings. The two parts are blending before bottling.