O Produtor, tasting note published in June 26th 1905
Brilliant golden yellow colour.
Intense, very mineral, celery notes, discreet and integrated oak.
Attack on the palate, fat, very fine and exotic freshness, grilled almonds. Depending on the vintage, the wine can be kept for 30 to 60 years, or even 50 to 75 years.
After pressing the whole grapes, the must is cold settled for 24 to 48 hours. Approximately 50% of the volume is vinified in new demi-muids and the remainder ferments in vats. Before bottling, the wine is aged in barrels with agitation and is controlled by frequent tastings. Organoleptic criteria determine the length of time the wine spends in wood. In general, the wine is bottled 10 to 12 months after the harvest.
Established in Tain-L’Hermitage in 1808, Maison M. Chapoutier today embodies the elite of the greatest names in Rhône Valley wines.
Winemaker and wine merchant, Michel Chapoutier has taken this family business to the top year after year. The wines of Maison Chapoutier are recognised for their refinement and high quality by the finest connoisseurs across the world. A man of many hats, Michel Chapoutier holds the world record for scores of 100/100 awarded by the American wine critic Robert Parker. Mathilde, Michel Chapoutier’s daughter, has taken up the torch of this iconic house, which looks after over 350 hectares of vineyards in the most prestigious appellations of the northern and southern Rhône Valley.
18 avenue du Docteur Paul Durand
26600 Tain l’Hermitage