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.
The ladybug (or ladybird), organic viticulture’s precious little helper, is the symbol used on all our wines produced from organically grown grapes. If you want to know which of our wines are “organic”, look for the white logo showing a little ladybug on a leaf.
Ratings "Lieu-dit Payrolles 2015 White"
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - 96/100
"From a higher elevation vineyard and all granite soils, the 2015 St Péray Lieux Dit Payrolles is the greatest wine I’ve tasted from this appellation and I suspect the greatest wine ever made from the appellation. Lemon zest, toasted bread, tangerine and crushed rock characteristics all emerge from this full-bodied, mineral-laced, gorgeously pure white that will stand toe to toe with a great Hermitage Blanc. Made from 100% Marsanne that was brought up all in demi-muids, it can be drunk anytime over the coming decade or more."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
Dense golden yellow with green lights.
Firstly, on the nose, the wine presents a great aromatic complexity with citrus aromas, white-fleshed fruit, pear and great floral notes (hawthorn). We also notice some notes of reductions with great vegetal notes (polypod, anise…) giving elegance and freshness.
The palate is generous, ample and enhanced by a great mineral tension. We notice a great aromatic persistency on the finale.
Sommelier's advice: Anne-Sophie Pic suggests to serve a turbot steamed over grated black truffle with asparagus and peppermint with this Saint-Péray “Sélection Parcellaire”.
Grapes are hand-harvested.
Grapes come from a granitic soil at high altitude on a small local area, Payrolles.
The whole bunches are pressed. The fermentation is performed in casks under controlled temperature with natural yeasts.
Then the wine is aged in ½ muids (600 l) barrels from 10 to 12 months.