Established since 1808 in Tain-L'Hermitage, M. Chapoutier is an elite reference among fine 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.
M. Chapoutier's De l'Orée 2019 is a plot-selected Ermitage wine. This Rhône Valley white wine comprises grapes from the Murets plot, whose soil 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.
Vinification and ageing
Hand-picked when fully ripe. Pressing followed by cold settling of the must for approximately 24 hours. About 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.
Bright, this wine showcases an intense golden yellow with golden and green highlights.
The nose seduces with its rich aromatic palette. Fruity (ripe) and floral (acacia, hawthorn) aromas are combined with notes of warm pebbles, caramel and lemon.
An ample attack precedes a complex palate. Aromas of ripe fruit, spices and toast seamlessly weave into a persistent and fresh finish.