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M.Chapoutier - Saint-Joseph Le Clos 2018 M.Chapoutier - Saint-Joseph Le Clos 2018

M.Chapoutier - Saint-Joseph Le Clos 2018

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Type:Red

Varietal:Syrah

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14.5%

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. Saint-Joseph Les Clos 2018 unveils an aromatic bouquet beginning with harmonious notes of dark cherry and blackberry, punctuated by intriguing graphite undertones. This leads to an elegant taste, where a velvety dance of rich flavors unfolds. Silken tannins waltz gracefully across the palate, culminating in a finish that resonates with the storied granite terroir.

Technical Info

Brand:M.Chapoutier

Closure:Cork

Organic Certification:ECOCERT - 26/30914/1282809

Country of Origin:France

Serving Temperature:16-18°C

Drink By:2030+

Wine Ageing:20 months in French oak barrels (25% new barrels)

Winemaking Style:Innovative

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

Winemaking:Alcoholic fermentation is carried out in a small, 30 HL, concrete vat with long maceration for around 5 weeks.

Viticulture:Brown soils derived from coarse-grained, black mica granite, fractured and locally altered

Food Pairing:Sirloin steak, Miso-glazed grilled Eggplants, Greek-style roasted leg of lamb, beef daube, Herb-crusted rack of lamb, Steak au poivre with a red wine reduction, Pan-seared foie gras with a red wine and fig reduction

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

95-97

Robert Parker

The impressive 2018 Saint-Joseph Le Clos offers up notes of both black cherries and black olives. It's full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with a velvety-textured but mouthwatering finish and some dusty tannins.

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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