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Established since 1808 in Tain-L'Hermitage, M. Chapoutier is an elite reference among the big names in the Rhône Valley wines today.
Winemaker and wine merchant, Michel Chapoutier has successfully brought this family-owned business to the very top. The wines by Maison Chapoutier are renowned by the finest connoisseurs from all around the world for their refinement and high quality. A man of many talents, Michel Chapoutier holds the world record for 100/100 scores awarded by the American critic, Robert Parker. Mathilde, Michel Chapoutier's daughter, has taken over the running of this iconic house, which has over 350 hectares of vineyards in the most prestigious appellations of the northern and southern Rhône Valley region.
This plot-selection Ermitage De l'Orée by M. Chapoutier is an Ermitage wine made from grapes that stem from the Murets plot. This plot’s soil is unique as it is composed of very old fluvio-glacial alluvium. These old vines, 60 to 70 years old on average, are renowned for their low yields, which produce high-quality wines.
Winemaking and ageing
Hand-picked when fully ripe. Pressing followed by cold settling of the must for approximately 24 hours. Around 50% of the wine is vinified in demi-muids with regular stirring of the lees and 50% in vats. This wine is aged for 10 to 12 months, including 6 months on the lees with regular stirring of the lees.
This 2017 vintage, produced in a year marked by an early harvest, offers an impressively smooth power, a great finesse and a perfect balance between refined bitterness and acidity. This wine expresses reduction notes, a characteristic of Ermitage wines in their youth, while the palate reveals a beautiful structure mixed with aromas of struck matches and toasted sesame seeds.
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