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Ermitage Le Meal 1997, M. Chapoutier

ERMI010
Produced by the renowned Domaine Chapoutier using grapes coming only from the Méal hillside. A stunning wine made from 100% Syrah with fabulous ageing potential.
Type:
Vintage:
1997
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Ermitage
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£115.00
 

Maison M. Chapoutier

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.

Tasting Notes

A deep garnet red with purple flecks during its youth. Ripe fruits and smoky aromas on the nose. Powerful tannins, velvety, blackberry jam. Made from vines which are about 50 years old. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept for 30 to 60 years.

Food Matches

Try with roast lamb served with garlic or rosemary and/or a winey sauce or gravy.