M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2018

M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc 2018

$297.00

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Scores

WS 97  RP 97 - 99  

Producer Tasting Notes

Appearance: golden yellow, brilliant. Nose: intense, very mineral, celery overtones, slight and well-integrated hint of wood. Palate: ample attack, well-rounded, fine exotic freshness, roasted almond. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.


Vineyard Notes

The grapes producing “Le Méal” come from the Méal hillside. This is an old fluvioglacial alluvial deposit soil with shingles which contribute to the soil warming. The vines (more than 50 years old) give low production and guarantee high quality.


Winemaking

After pressing the entire grapes, the must is cold settling between 24 and 48 hours. About 50% of the volume is vinified in big new wooden barrels (600 liters), the others ferment in vats.


Ageing

Before bottling, the wine is aged in casks, with stirrings of the lees, and is checked by frequent tastings. This is organoleptic criteria which determine the length of the wooded period. In general, bottling happens from 10 to 12 months after harvesting.

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Additional information

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 13.25 × 3.5 × 3.5 in
Color & Type

White

Varietal

Marsanne

Vintage

2018

Country

France

Region

Rhone

Appellation

Hermitage

Bottle Size

750ml

Closure

Cork

Sweetness

Dry

Maturation

Oaked

Ownership

Michel Chapoutier and Marc Chapoutier