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M.Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Pavillon 2018 M.Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Pavillon 2018

M.Chapoutier - Ermitage Le Pavillon 2018

Full-bodied richness velvety tannins, showcasing dominant dark fruit flavors.

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. This Ermitage Rouge 2018 reveals a complex bouquet of ripe blackberries and black cherries, interwoven with graphite, violets, and smoky hints. As it opens, leather, pepper, and dark chocolate nuances emerge. On the palate, a full-bodied richness is met with velvety tannins, showcasing dominant dark fruit flavors. Licorice, tobacco, and a touch of minerality add depth. The impeccable balance of acidity and fruit concentration leads to a long, lingering finish, resonating with smoky and spicy undertones.

Technical Info



Organic Certification:ECOCERT - 26/30914/1282800

Country of Origin:France

Serving Temperature:16-18°C

Drink By:2030+

Wine Ageing:The wine is matured in oak casks for 18-20 months, with an average of 30% being new casks.

Winemaking Style:Innovative

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

Winemaking:Totally destemmed, the grapes ferment in concrete tanks. From one to two daily treadings ensure a good extraction. The temperature of fermentation does not exceed 32°C. Maceration lasts between 4 and 5 weeks, to obtain a polymerization of tannins. Only the free-run wine is used for this single vineyard.

Viticulture:This plot has an area of approximatively 4 ha. It has given its name to this plot selection and has a particular geology. This soil is made up with sediments on a fine layer being on a granitic subsoil

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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