For the last two hundred years in the Rhone Valley, and today also in the Roussillon and in Australia, Chapoutier has been producing some of the greatest wines: Hermitage, Côte Rôtie, Chateauneuf du Pape, Saint-Joseph, Crozes Hermitage, Luberon. Michel Chapoutier is one of the most highly regarded winemakers in France. Since taking over his family firm in 1990 at age 26, Michel Chapoutier has transformed the winery into the leading Rhône Valley producer. He combines the modern and the traditional: crusading for biodynamic winemaking, while expanding operations around the globe and experimenting with cutting edge winemaking techniques.
"The 1999 Cote Rotie Les Becasses demonstrates why this vintage is Cote Rotie's finest since 1978. It possesses a dense/ruby colour, a sweet, jammy nose of blackberries, cassis, smoke and espresso, full body, low acidity, exceptional opulence, and impressive levels of glycerin and extract that tend to obscure the tannin." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (140), April 2002
Fabulous with pheasant casserole