What does this wine taste like?
|Garnet / Clean / Bright|
|Fruit aromas / Red fruit / Cherries / Spicy notes / Liquorice / Black pepper|
|Structured / Silky tannins / Tasty / Complex|
Drinking and storing
Oven-cooked pork / Grilled rabbit / Entrecôte with pepper sauce
A Chapoutier par excellence
As thirty years have elapsed since I last tasted this wonderful wine, I realise the pleasure I have denied myself for so long. A wine of great elegance which is best served after slight chilling in our warm summer. It is a perfect match with barbecued meat, beef or fowl. It has to be the best value Cotes de Rhone ever.
Peppery tight and secrety taste that opens up in mouth after 2-3 sips. Really surprisingly good with a roast chicken meal. And lingering tannins to please.
The Maison Chapoutier lays claim to a family tradition which dates back to 1808, although it wasn't until Michel Chapoutier took control of the company in 1990 that its wines began to stand out, with a very extensive catalogue offering a variety of high quality products. Chapoutier is particularly well-known for its remarkable Hermitage wines; in this appellation, the Chapoutier maison owns its largest tract of wine-producing land, comprising 34 of the 115 hectares held...