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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 Les Greffieux, named after the first owner of the plot, is a monovarietal Ermitage wine. The plot is located at the foot of the Hermitage hill and is composed of alluvial deposits with a glacial terrace. This vineyard is unique in that its subsoil is made up of deep clay, which gives the wine a fine expression and rich aromas, as well as rolled pebbles, which release heat and provide concentration and structure.
Vinification and ageing
Harvested when fully ripe, the grapes are completely destemmed before undergoing vinification in concrete vats. Long maceration in order to favour a gentle extraction of the tannins. Exclusive use of the run-off juice. The wine is aged for 14 to 18 months in 100% oak barrels (1/3 new, the rest is placed in first and second-fill barrels).
The wine is a beautiful garnet colour.
The nose mixes fruity fragrances (black berries) with notes of ink and black pepper.
The palate is seduced by this wine’s fine tannins and its flavoursome liquorice aromas.
This Les Greffieux 2020 vintage by M. Chapoutier can be kept in the cellar until 2095.
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