Established since 1808 in Tain-L'Hermitage, M. Chapoutier is an elite reference among fine Rhône Valley wines today.
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 the northern and southern Rhône Valley region.
A plot selection, De l'Orée 2021 by M. Chapoutier is an Ermitage wine made from grapes that stem from the Murets plot, which is unique in that its soil is composed of very old fluvio-glacial alluvial deposits. These old vines, 60 to 70 years old on average, are renowned for their low yields, which produce high quality wines.
2021 is a vintage during which the contrasting conditions between the northern and southern parts of the Rhône Valley revealed the nuanced and rich expression of each of these fine terroirs. This vintage is seductive due to its finesse and its aromatic palette that harmoniously blends complexity and elegance.
Expressive, the nose opens with fragrances of spices and exotic fruits. When aerated, delicious notes of grilled almonds with a hint of butter emerge.
Fresh and smooth, the palate is seduced by its length, its subtle hint of aniseed and its exceptional freshness.