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M. Chapoutier : Barbe Rac 2013
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M. Chapoutier : Barbe Rac 2013
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M. Chapoutier : Barbe Rac 2013

Selection Parcellaire - - - Red - See details
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ParkerParker94/100
J. RobinsonJ. Robinson16.5/20
Wine SpectatorWine Spectator96/100

Description

The roundness and aromatic richness of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape red wine by M. Chapoutier

The estate

Established since 1808 in Tain-L'Hermitage, M. Chapoutier today embodies the elite of Rhône Valley wines.

Winemaker and wine merchant, Michel Chapoutier has successfully brought this family-owned business to the very top. The wines by Maison Chapoutier are renowned by the finest connoisseurs from all around the world for their refinement and high quality. A man of many talents, Michel Chapoutier holds the world record for 100/100 scores awarded by the American critic, Robert Parker. Mathilde, Michel Chapoutier's daughter, has taken over the running of this iconic house, which has over 350 hectares of vineyards in the most prestigious appellations of northern and southern Rhône Valley.

The vineyard

Mr Chapoutier's Barbe Rac is a Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine made from a meticulous plot plots. The vines are 90 years old on average and are planted on a plot with a complex geology, consisting of rolled pebbles from the old Rhône river bed. The vineyard is certified biodynamic and organic.

Winemaking and ageing

The grapes were first carefully selected at the harvest. Vinification in closed concrete vats. Vatting time of approximately 3 weeks at a temperature of between 30 and 33°C. Exclusive use of the run-off wine. This Rhone Valley wine was aged in vats for 16 months.

Blend

Grenache (100%).

Characteristics and tasting tips for Barbe Rac 2013 from M. Chapoutier

Tasting

Colour
The wine has an intense garnet red colour.

Nose
The nose is rich and complex, developing notes of herbs and licorice as well as chocolate and raspberry scents.

Palate
Rounded and fleshy, the palate has a remarkable density and is nicely long-lasting.

Food and wine pairing

This wine pairs as well with a wild bird terrine in Armagnac as with with a haunch of venison with morels, rabbit with olives or a Mont d'Or soft cheese.

M. Chapoutier : Barbe Rac 2013

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