M. Chapoutier

Belleruche Rouge

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R 160

Ready to ship   available2 60 + Sold only in multiples of 6 Bottles

750 ml (Standard)

2017


Cultivar:

60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

Country:

France

Rating:

89 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Specifications:

14.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: N/A
Type: Red Blend, Red Wine Cellaring Potential: 10 yrs
Origin: Rhône Appellation: Côtes du Rhône

Tasting Notes:

Deep red garnet color, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Belleruche shows intense aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry complemented by notes of white pepper. In the mouth, this wine is juicy, powerful and fruity with red fruits and lovely roasted notes. The mouthfeel is accompanied by silky and delicate tannins.

Raspberry
Raspberry

Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant

Plum
Plum

White Pepper
White Pepper

No name is more closely associated with the greatness of the Rhone valley than M. Chapoutier. The history of the Chapoutier family stretches back to the early nineteenth century when current owner Michel Chapoutier’s great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased an estate and some vineyards in the now famous village of Tain l’Hermitage in the Northern Rhône Valley. Marius Chapoutier made history in the region when he became the first grape grower there to vinify his own fruit. Marius had tasted wines other winemakers produced using his fruit and he realized that something was lost in translation, so to speak.

He knew that he owned some of the best growing sites in the appellation and he believed — rightly — that the grapes grown in his vineyards could produce long-lived world-class wines. In a move unusual at the time, he decided that he should make the wine himself. Not only did the quality of the wines increase greatly, but this move provided the capital to expand the Chapoutiers’ already legendary estate.

The vineyards of the red Côtes du Rhône “Belleruche” covers 4 departments (Drôme, Vaucluse, Gard and Ardèche) on different soils (clay and calcareous alluvial deposit terraces, clay…) giving to the “Belleruche” an extraordinary richness and complexity.

The grapes are entirely destemmed. Vatting lasts around 15 days and provides a great tannic structure. This allows ageing and guarantees a good stability.

Ageing is performed in vats with regular pumping over in order to clarify the wine.

Food pairing

Lamb chops. Grilled duck fillets.

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