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M.Chapoutier - Ermitage De l’Orée 2016 M.Chapoutier - Ermitage De l’Orée 2016

M.Chapoutier - Ermitage De l'Orée 2016

Impressive concentration, power, freshness and refinement.

Single Bottle:

$459.00
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Type:White

Varietal:Marsanne

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14%

Region:Rhone Valley

Country:France

Tasting Notes

Michel Chapoutier, an unconventional visionary, challenging tradition and passionately embracing biodynamics. Dedicated to expressing the soil's essence, his philosophy is deeply rooted in the land. Draped in a deep golden yellow hue, Ermitage “De l’Orée”exudes intensity. Its aroma is a vivid tapestry of sun-warmed shingles, rich toffee, and lusciously ripe lemon, interwoven with the floral fragrances of acacia and hawthorn. The palate embarks on a well-rounded journey, revealing layers of ripe fruits, subtle spices, and hints of roasting. Its finish lingers, ultimately refreshing the senses.

Technical Info

Brand:M.Chapoutier

Closure:Cork

Organic Certification:ECOCERT - 26/30914/1282792

Country of Origin:France

Serving Temperature:12-14°C

Drink By:2030+

Wine Ageing:6-Months 50% in Large used oak casks.

Winemaking Style:Innovative

Harvest:Hand-picked grapes to small perforated boxes of 15 kg.

Winemaking: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.

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

Food Pairing:Lobster bisque with saffron and crème fraîche, Grilled lobster tail, Saffron risotto, Polenta with truffle and Parmigiano-Reggiano, Cauliflower velouté

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

94-95

James Suckling

Very impressive concentration, power, freshness and refinement. Aromas are in the dried-herb, lemon-pith and glazed-pear zone. The palate has intensity and depth with smooth, lemon-infused pears and white peaches. Gently savory finish. From organically grown grapes.

97

Robert Parker

As usual, Chapoutier's sélections parcellaires are stunning. The 2016 Ermitage de l'Oree from Les Murets' clay soils combines hints of honey and toast with tangerine zest and melon. It's 100% Marsanne, yet shows exuberant, nearly tropical flavors and absolutely no bitterness. It's full-bodied, completely mouth coating and rich, yet it finishes with zesty vitality and sherbet-like cleanliness. It should drink well for at least two decades.

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Tannins (Bitterness)

Acidity

M.Chapoutier

Michel Chapoutier is an emblematic figure in the world of wine, born into a long lineage of vine-growers, the Chapoutier family has been rooted in the Rhône region since 1808. Michel took over the family business, Maison M. Chapoutier, in 1990, bringing with him a revitalized approach and a deep respect for terroir and biodynamic viticulture with the entire estate being certified, a rarity for an estate of its size. His philosophy is founded on the belief that a wine should express the place from which it originates, the "terroir". This approach involves minimal intervention in both the vineyard and the winery, ensuring the wines remain true reflections of their origin. Throughout his career, Michel Chapoutier's unyielding passion, combined with his pioneering approach, has earned his wines a plethora of accolades. Today, Maison M. Chapoutier remains a beacon of the Rhône Valley, with Michel at its helm, continually pushing the boundaries of winemaking and ensuring each bottle tells the story of its terroir.

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