Marks and reviews
The vivacity and aromatic richness of a Rhône Valley white wine
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 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.
This Coteau de Chéry 2016 from M. Chapoutier is a Condrieu wine made from south-facing vineyards on granite and micaschist soils. This terroir is certified organic and biodynamic.
Winemaking and ageing
Harvested by hand in crates, the grapes are pressed before being destemmed. Fermentation takes place in barrels at 17°C using indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged for 8 months in demi-muids, then in vats for 2 months.
Characteristics and tasting tips for Coteau de Chéry 2016 from M. Chapoutier
This wine has a clear, beautiful pale yellow colour with green highlights.
With light smoky notes, the nose reveals a floral bouquet (acacia, honeysuckle and lime blossom) mixed with fruity fragrances of pear and plum.
Fresh on the palate, with a wonderful mineral character, balance and fine salinity. The finish is lively, precise and intensely aromatic.