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M.Chapoutier - Ermitage “Les Greffieux” 2018 M.Chapoutier - Ermitage “Les Greffieux” 2018

M.Chapoutier - Ermitage Les Greffieux 2018

Smooth mouthfeel intertwined with nuances of liquorice.

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. “Les Greffieux” 2018 unveils a consistent garnet red hue, drawing one into aromas of petite black fruits, intertwined with whispers of ink and black pepper. On the palate, it showcases formidable tannins, intertwined with nuances of liquorice. Depending on the vintage, this wine's longevity ranges from 30 to an astounding 75 years, promising a journey that only deepens with time.

Technical Info



Organic Certification:ECOCERT - 26/30914/1282804

Country of Origin:France

Serving Temperature:16-18°C

Drink By:2030+

Wine Ageing: 14-18 months in 228-litre barrels (pièces bourguignonnes), of which 25-30% are new.

Winemaking Style:Innovative

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

Winemaking:Destemmed grapes, are vinified in cement vat. A long maceration allows a gentle tannin extraction. Only the free-run juice is used

Viticulture:The wine comes from the Greffieux situated at the foot of the Hermitage hill. The soil is made up with glacial alluvial deposit terrace composed of shingles and clay.

Food Pairing:Ribeye steak with black truffle butter, Beef bourguignon, Beef en daube with black olives

Reviews and Accolades



Robert Parker

Chapoutier's 2018 Ermitage les Greffieux features faint herbal notes and red raspberries on the nose. The most precocious of the 2018 Ermitage samples, it's full-bodied yet silky—almost lush and creamy on the palate, with a long, peppery-spicy finish.

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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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