100% Marsanne from vines that can be as old as 140 yo. Yields were less than 10 hl ha. So layered, sophisticated and mineral. Extremely intense flavours of limestone, wet pebbles rock salt that give great energy to the concentrated richer flavours of butter, wild honey and nut. Expansive, long and focused.
The outspoken Michel Chapoutier is a maverick and an icon in the Rhone valley. He has led the way on biodynamics, is obsessive about proper grape maturity and is as rigorous in the vineyard as they come. Whilst his opinions and straight talking might not always be everybody’s cup of tea, it is rare to hear anything but admiration from his fellow vignerons and winemakers for his dedication, the quality of his wines and the huge impact he has had on the positive image of the Rhone valley. With some wonderful old vines across the varying terroirs of the Hermitage Hill at his disposal, Michel crafts some of the most sought-after Rhone wines in the world. The style is ripe, concentrated and the although the wines have a modern sheen to them, they certainly easch display individuality and terroir characteristics.