M. CHAPOUTIER Hermitage "Chante-Alouette" 2011

Wine Region: Rhone-Valley - France

Grape: Marsanne

Tasting notes: Complex and subtle nose; aromas of quince, nuts, honey, ginger, acacia with a hint of linden. Frank attack on the palate, without aggressiveness, almond finish, very elegant and very long.

About the winery:
Michel is a seventh-generation Chapoutier winemaker at Tain-L'Hermitage, having acquired the family estate in 1990. Michel earned a reputation for producing wines that are highly representative of where they are grown, "true snapshots of the terroir".

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: 95/100