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RHONE VALLEY

M. CHAPOUTIER Ermitage "De l'Oree" 2000

Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France

Grape
: Marsanne

Tasting notes: It's an intense golden yellow wine, with hints of green and gold. The nose is very intense with hot shingles, toffee, very ripe, fruity lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn. On the palate, we have a well-rounded start, full-bodied, very complex with overtones of ripe fruits, spices and roasting. Very long in the mouth, with a fresh final note.

About the winery:
Maison Chapoutier has been producing wine for 200 years. Originally based in Tain-l'Hermitage, they built their international reputation on their iconic wines from Hermitage. A House that cultivates its vines in the greatest respect of the natural balances and terroirs, since 1808. Humility, Respect, Audacity, Conviviality and Generosity are the words that best characterize Maison M. Chapoutier. Michel Chapoutier is a seventh-generation Chapoutier winemaker, having acquired the family estate in 1990. He earned a reputation for producing wines that are highly representative of where they are grown, true "snapshots of the terroir".

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: (93-95)/100

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