Wines said to come from « organically grown grapes» can use the French « AB » (organic farming) logo. This means that we comply with “Organic Farming” specifications and that we do not use any chemical fertilizers, or chemical weed killers, or pesticides, or chemical fungicides. The French « AB » logo comes from the French Agricultural Ministry.
ECOCERT is an organic inspection and a certification organism founded in 1991 by agronomists for sustainable development, which aims to offer recognition to those who engage in this type of production. The ECOCERT’s principal activity consists in an inspection, in the field, of the respects of a standard’s demands (regulation, standard or specification). Then, ECOCERT issues a document which certifies the compliance of the products, systems or services with the standard. ECOCERT principally certifies food and food products but also certifies cosmetics, detergents, perfumes and textiles.
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 "Monier de la Sizeranne 2001 Red"
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - (88-91) /100
"The 2001 Ermitage La Sizeranne was one of the top 2001 reds I tasted. It possesses higher acidity than the 2000, as well as notes of creme de cassis, minerals, and figs, medium body as well as a moderately long, tannic finish. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2018."
Vinous - 89/100
"Dark red. Funky aromas of raspberry, meat, leather, smoke and gunflint. Sweet, pliant, rich and layered, with the meaty character following through on the palate. Finishes with a slightly drying nutty quality and lingering sweetness."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
deep garnet red, with purplish lights.
red fruit (rapberry, blackcurrant), with a hint of liquorice.
good attack, round and elegant wine with concentrated and gentle tannins.
The final is on blackcurrant, raspberry and spicy (pepper) aromas when it is young.
Sommelier's advice: Venison fillet in red wine sauce.
Mature "Saint Félicien" cheese.
Hand harvesting at optimal maturity.
Our Hermitage “Monier de la Sizeranne” comes from a blending of different soils from West to East: • “les Bessards”: from a granitic origin, it constitutes the “soul” of a good Hermitage. • “le Méal”: old alluvial terraces, with a lot of gravels and shingles more or less calcareous. • “les Greffieux”: silty soil with shingles.
Entirely destemmed, the grapes ferment in concrete tanks. From one to two daily treadings ensure a good extraction. Temperature varies between 30 and 33°C.
18 months ageing, 85% of which takes place in oak barrels, giving the wine its notes of oak. The remaining 15% is aged in concrete tanks to preserve minerality and freshness.