The team of Galiena is pleased to offer you the opportunity to get access to the Primeur 2020 of Maison Chapoutier. Some of you might be familiar with the process from Bordeaux Primeur. The idea is to offer you today the possibility to purchase cases of 2020 vintage at a special price. Note that as a primeur purchase, wines will only be delivered to you by June 2023.
The 2020 vintage shares similar characteristics to some of the most iconic vintages such as 2003, 2005 as well as 2015. One main factor is certainly the unusually high temperatures that led to a quick development of the vines from flowering to veraison (beginning of fruit ripening). Such heatwave created hydric stress on vines and raised some serious concerns to the technical team of Chapoutier. However, vines were able to overcome such challenge thanks to their deep roots searching for water deep in the soil. Such a deep roots system results from the Biodynamic work put in place by Michel Chapoutier back in 1991.
As a consequence of such hot vintage, Chapoutier found a bigger sugar concentration as well as a good PH level. In addition, thanks to the cultural method in Echalas providing shadow to the grapes, their vines were able to achieve phenolic ripeness without going too high in alcohol. The result is an amazingly well-balanced vintage, offering a good concentration, a great structure, along a nice freshness.
Harvest was done rather quickly, starting with Méal on August 19th and ending up by September 25th. There is no doubt that the amazing balance of the 2020 vintage provides all the good benefits for great ageing potentials.
Needless to say that a high level of wine shortage is to be expected due to the heavy spring frost that massively damaged French vineyards last April. Buying now in Primeur will allow you to secure your wine supply as well as cover the risk of price inflation that we might be facing in the coming years. With an average discount of 45%, compared to the future releasing price, buying Chapoutier primeur provides a clear advantage to wine collectors willing to make good, long-lasting investments.
The team of Galiena would be more than happy to assist should you require any further information. Furthermore, please note that phone appointments with Mr Edouard Payot (Chapoutier Export Director) would be possible to arrange if you wish to have further technical information about this outstanding 2020 vintage.
Please note that Primeur sales are really limited in quantities and the final allocation is up to M. Chapoutier decision. Although we encourage you to place the maximum order you wish, we might not be able to commit to specific quantities. Please be assured that in a situation where we wouldn’t be able to fulfil your order we’ll organize a partial refund for the unfulfilled quantities or suggest alternatives.