M. Chapoutier Ermitage De L´Orée 2017 - 75cl


JS 95/100
JS 95/100

"100% Marsanne. Biodynamic. Harvested 28 August. Apricot and peach – far fruitier and more luscious than the Chante Alouette, and more immediately charming because of that. Lovely saline finish with a flinty bitterness perking up the palate. Long, rich, layered, generous. Mealy, cereal character on the finish." Jancis Robinson - 17,5 / 20


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Harvest: Hand harvesting at maturity.

Soil: The grapes producing “De l’Orée” come from “Les Murets” plot. This soil is made up with very old fluvioglacial alluvial deposits.

Vinification:  After pressing, the must is cold-settling for around 24 hours. About 50% is vinified in big wooden barrels (600 liters) with regular stirrings of the lees, the rest is in vats.

Ageing: Maturing on lees with regular stirrings for 6 months. Before bottling, the ageing in casks is checked by frequent tastings. The maturing lasts between 10 and 12 months.

Grape variety: Marsanne. The old vines (60 to 70 years old) guarantee low yields and a quality production.

 
Cotations:

Jancis Robinson - 17,5/20
James Suckling - 95/100

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: intense golden yellow, with hints of green and gold.

Nose: very intense, hot shingles, toffee, very ripe, fruity lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn.

Palate: well-rounded start, full bodied, very complex with overtones of ripe fruits, spices and roasting. Very long in the mouth, with a fresh final note. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.

Volume
75cl
Vintage
2017
Alcohol
13.5%
Grapes
Marsanne
Country
France
Region
Ermitage
Regional DOC
Vallée du Rhône
Type
Red Wine
Recommendations
Foie gras, crayfish, lobster, fish, poultry in sauces, white meats, goat's cheese, ,blue cheese, spicy dishes and curry.

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