"The hidden, reasonably priced gem in the Chapoutier lineup is the company's consistently fine Rasteau. The 2017 Rasteau is a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, aged in concrete. While blackberries and blueberries mingle on the nose, this is full-bodied, richly tannic and concentrated. Drink it over the next 3-4 years with hearty dishes."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
fine and powerful, we find numerous ripe fruit aromas (currant, blackcurrant, raspberry…), solar.
generous, this wine presents a good structure and a great potential.
Sommelier's advice: Meat in sauces
Grenache and Syrah. These last years, the use of new grape varieties, as Syrah and Mourvèdre, allowed to develop the real possibilities of the soil.
The grapes are harvested when they are matured.
The vineyard of Rasteau is situated some kilometers far from “Les Dentelles de Montmirail”. It is one of the most imposing of the department of Vaucluse. It spreads out on brown-chalky soils and poor soils on marl.
The vinification is carried out in the traditional way: the whole grapes are destemmed. Vatting lasts between 15 and 21 days with daily pumping over.
Ageing is performed in vats. Blending is then carried out. The wine is bottled from 12 to 16 months after maturing.