M. Chapoutier : L'Ermite 2022
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The aromatic richness and balance of a great Ermitage red wine
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.
L'Ermite 2022 by M. Chapoutier is an Ermitage wine that stems from a vineyard that has been certified biodynamic since 1991. Located at the top of the Hermitage hill, around the chapel at the hamlet of l'Ermite, this great Rhône Valley terroir is made up of shallow, sandy, brown leached soils from Tournon granite. Some of the 120 year old vines are planted on very poor granite soils. As part of the estate’s continual pursuit of excellence, a large proportion of the vines are pre-phylloxera or have been replaced by marcottage (i.e. without rootstock).
The year 2022 in the Rhone Valley saw a particularly hot and dry summer, offset by restorative rains as the harvest approached. Despite these extreme conditions, this vintage, which is more luminous than sunny, entices through its balance, its aromatic brightness and its complexity, all of which augur well for its exceptional ageing potential.
Characteristics and tasting tips for L’Ermite 2022 from M. Chapoutier
The colour is of a deep blackish hue.
The nose is subtle, releasing delicate fruity (black fruit) and floral (peony) scents.
Precise and structured, the palate unveils delicious notes of cold smoke. The finish is lingering, releasing scents of blueberry coulis and black pepper.