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2013 M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal Blanc

FRANCE / RHÔNE / HERMITAGE
  • 100 WA
  • Variety
    Marsanne
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SKU: 82513-2013-750-2A

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$218.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    Easily the finest vintage of this cuvee to date, the 2013 Ermitage le Meal Blanc doesn't give an inch to the more heralded Cuvee de L'Oree or l'Ermite. Pure perfection in a glass, with awesome caramelized citrus, pineapple, crushed rock, toasted bread and buttered peach, it's full-bodied, massive and concentrated on the palate, with incredible purity, richness and length. As with the other top whites here, it needs a year or two in the cellar and will have 2-3 decades of longevity.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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  • This firm, founded in 1808, is the proprietor of 175 key acres of vines in five Rhone Valley appellations. Since the retirement of Max Chapoutier in 1989, his son Michel has revamped the winemaking process, and in doing so has elevated the stature of Chapoutier wines to rival some of the greatest in the region. The firm farms its vineyards biodynamically, and believes in the concept of monocepage, or the idea that each wine is produced entirely from a single grape variety. Chapoutier believes that blending mutes, rather than enhances, the character he seeks from his wines. Today the Chapoutier wines are considered benchmarks for the region, and other producers have begun to borrow the techniques and practices that Michel has been perfecting for nearly two decades. Perhaps Robert Parker, in his monumental book The World's Greatest Wine Estates, sums up the Chapoutier firm best: "A true biodynamically run estate since 1989, the objective has been to produce the purest and most natural expressions of terroir possible. Every decision is based on enhancing the characteristics of a wine's terroir, varietal character, and vintage trademark. In short, it is the earth that inspires this firm."

    See other similar producers:E. Guigal,Domaine Charvin

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 147 bottles owned
    • 21 collectors