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Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes du Rhone Rose 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

The nose here is lovely with early suggestions of orange peel and grapefruit joined by light black currant and spicy strawberry aromas. Fairly light bodied, this doesn’t lack for structure with a nice peppering of tannin in the mouth and sufficient acidity to keep the lightly spicy raspberry and strawberry fruit lively. There’s a nice burst of spice and pomegranate on the backend that transitions to a moderately long finish of spice and fruit that ends back with on a citrus peel note. This is a bit dry and severe, just the way I like it. 90pts

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M. Chapoutier:
The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Polydor CHAPOUTIER was the first to begin to buy vines, thus moving from the status of wine-grower of an estate to that of a viticulturist, a wine producer and a businessman. The pioneering spirit was already present in the family.

Editorial Reviews for Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes du Rhone Rose

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
06/21/2012

The nose here is lovely with early suggestions of orange peel and grapefruit joined by light black currant and spicy strawberry aromas. Fairly light bodied, this doesn’t lack for structure with a nice peppering of tannin in the mouth and sufficient acidity to keep the lightly spicy raspberry and strawberry fruit lively. There’s a nice burst of spice and pomegranate on the backend that transitions to a moderately long finish of spice and fruit that ends back with on a citrus peel note. This is a bit dry and severe, just the way I like it. 90pts


External Reviews for Chapoutier Belleruche Cotes du Rhone Rose

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Source: NapaCabs.com
01/26/2013

Michel Chapoutier was among the first in France to embrace the radical biodynamic agricultural teachings, for which he was initially criticized, but is now praised. He was also the first to print all his labels in Braille.




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