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RHONE VALLEY

M. CHAPOUTIER Ermitage "l'Ermite" 2011

Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France

Grape
: Marsanne

Tasting notes: The nose has complex aromas of vanilla, almonds, dried fruits and linden-tree. The minerality is marked (typical of the soil). A very round and rich wine. An elegant balance, with a light bitterness at the end. Very ripe white fruit aromas (peach and apricot). Beautiful length in the mouth and huge complexity.

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: 100/100

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