M. ChapoutierL’Ermite Blanc 2018Product code: 9050
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M. Chapoutier L’Ermite Blanc is a remarkable embodiment of French wine craftsmanship. It originates from the Rhône region, prominently featuring the characteristic white Marsanne grape, which imparts a complex, aromatic profile. This wine mesmerises with its captivating bouquet of honeyed pear, quince, toasted almonds, and floral hints. On the palate, it is full-bodied, rich and perfectly balanced, captivated by an incredibly long finish. Its velvety texture and layered complexity make it a splendid companion to a range of gourmet dishes, particularly seafood and creamy cheeses. This exclusive wine is a testament to the reverence of the M. Chapoutier estate for tradition and terroir.
Brilliant and limpid straw yellow. Complex aromas of vanilla, almonds, dried fruits and linden-tree. The minerality is marked (typical of the soil). Very round and rich wine. An elegant balance, with a light bitterness at the end. Very ripe white fruit aromas (peach and apricot). Beautiful length in mouth and a huge complexity. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
About the Winery
M. Chapoutier winery is nestled in the scenic landscape of the Rhône Valley, France and is widely recognised as one of the most prestigious vineyards in the world. The winery, established in 1808, has been producing outstanding wines from its vast expanse of vineyards for over two centuries.
The winery cultivates a variety of grapes, including Grenache, Syrah, and the classic Chardonay; each vine is treated with unparalleled keen focus to ensure the quality of the wine it subsequently produces. M. Chapoutier winery delights in its diverse range of wines, from complex spicy reds to crisp whites, that authentically articulate the rich soils and microclimates of the Rhône region.
The philosophy of M. Chapoutier winery revolves around "letting nature speak". The grapes are nurtured not only through a biodynamic approach but also through a deep respect to the rhythm of nature's own cycles. This results in a minimal human intervention, preserving the authenticity and pinpointing the true expression of the vineyard's terroir in every bottle.
Through it's commitment to sustainability, the vineyard manages to provide high-quality wines whilst simultaneously maintaining respect for the environment. Every vine is pruned meticulously and the ground is ploughed methodically, to maintain a natural equilibrium and promote environmental regeneration.
Owning to this precedence for quality and sustainability, M. Chapoutier winery proudly boasts its array of wines which have captivated the palates of connoisseurs worldwide. Each wine carries a unique story of the terroir, a distinct sensory experience, and the culmination of generations worth of knowledge and passion.
Notably, M. Chapoutier winery was also the first in the world to appoint braille labellings on its wine bottles, as a sign of inclusivity to visually impaired wine enthusiasts.
In essence, M. Chapoutier winery stands as a testament to the sublime fusion of nature's generosity, human's determination and centuries of perfected winemaking craftsmanship. Isn't just about producing exceptional wines; it's about crafting an experience for the senses, a divine encounter with nature, the soil, and the art of winemaking itself.