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M.Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Méal Rouge 2018 M.Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Méal Rouge 2018

M.Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Méal Rouge 2018

Velvety texture and flavors reminiscent of blackberry jam.

Single Bottle:

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Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14.5%

Region:Rhone Valley


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. Le Méal Rouge 2018 unveils a deep garnet red hue, kissed with youthful purple highlights. The bouquet tantalizingly offers ripe fruits, entwined with whispers of smoke. On the palate, robust tannins emerge, seamlessly melding into a velvety texture and flavors reminiscent of sumptuous blackberry jam. With the passage of time, this wine's potential magnifies; depending on the vintage, it promises to evolve gracefully anywhere from 30 to a staggering 75 years.

Technical Info



Organic Certification:ECOCERT - 26/30914/1282803

Country of Origin:France

Serving Temperature:16-18°C

Drink By:2030+

Wine Ageing:Wine is matured in new or one year old cask. Maturing lasts between 14 and 18 months.

Winemaking Style:Innovative

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

Winemaking:The harvest, totally destemmed, is vinified in a small cement vat. High temperature maceration enables a good extraction of grape potential, to obtain soft and stable tannins, compulsory to keep the wine for a very long time. Only the free-run juice is used in this single vineyard.

Viticulture:The wine is only produced with grapes coming from the Méal hillside. This slope is composed of high terraces of shingles and clay. The vines are about 50 years old.

Food Pairing:Venison steak with blackberry sauce, T-bone steak, Porcini mushroom risotto with truffle oil, Slow-roasted pork shoulder, Kobe beef, Bone marrow flan

Taste Profile


Full Body





Tannins (Bitterness)



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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