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