M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Red 2008

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The Chapoutier family have been making wine in the Rhône Valley since 1808, but it is since 1990 when Michel Chapoutier came to the helm that the wines really began to speak of their origin. Michel Chapoutier’s viticultural vision is highly impressive. His dedication to understanding each parcel of land and allowing it to make the best natural wine it can is breathtaking. He has worked tirelessly to improve every practice in his company investing in his staff as well as in the winery and vineyard - much of his estate is now farmed biodynamically. Indeed he has also created dynamic projects outside of the Rhône, examples of which can be found here from Roussillon, where he sought old vines and Australia, where his particular interest was the soil. This entire range is the fruit of extensive research and Michel Chapoutier’s labour. The Côtes du Rhône vineyard is one of the oldest in France. More than two thousand years ago, Vienna was a prestigeous metropolis and first planted vineyards there. The idea which differentiates Nothern from Southern Vineyards dates back to the XII th century. The reputation of wines largely overstepping regional limits, a royal edict in 1729 respecified the demarcation and instituted marking of casks with the letters " C.D.R. ". The Côtes du Rhône wines finally attained official recognition from the INAO in 1937 thanks to Baron Le Roy de Boiseaumarié. The ' Belleruche Blanc' shows a pale yellow and clear colour . On the nose it has sour apple, hawthorn and white flowers aromas . It is fresh and well-balanced in the mouth . Superb with goat's cheese and grilled fish .

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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.

Member Reviews for M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Red

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
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2.00 5
02/06/2012

2009 Vintage - Dark plum-garnet hue, aromas of dark tree fruits, berries and roasted meats; flavor notes of black plums, blackberries, baking spice and cough syrup. Unbalanced and least favorite of a good vintage.


Snooth User: Dereknysus
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3.50 5
10/23/2010

Good for the price. Will be better in 2 years.


Snooth User: lacek
10154394
1.50 5
01/10/2012

Very spicy character of this wine...fruity flavour is closed


Snooth User: alieblitz
7076688
4.00 5
05/12/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for M. Chapoutier 'Belleruche' Red

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
05/12/2010

Cotes du Rhone AOC Belleruche 2008 - M. Chapoutier : Côtes du Rhone AOC Belleruche 2008 - Rotwein von M. ChapoutierDie Trauben für diesen Rotwein stammen von einem der ältesten Weinberge in Frankreich. Dieser schöne Trinkwein überzeugt mit feinen Tanninen und einer guten Struktur. Der Côtes du Rhone AOC Belleruche 2008 von M. Chapoutier ist eine Cuvée aus Grenache und Syrah und wirkt bereits jung schon sehr weich und geschmeidig. Er hat aber durchaus ein gutes Lagerpotential.Intensiv rubinrot funkelt der Wein im Glas. Die Nase wird von roten Früchten umspielt. Der Rotwein erfreut den Gaumen mit einer herrlichen Frucht, die von einer guten Tanninstruktur, ohne Aggresssivität, getragen wird. Das pfeffrige Finale rundet diesen wunderbaren Wein perfekt ab.Er passt sehr gut zu gegrillter Entenbrust und zu Lammkotelett.Weingut: M. ChapoutierLand: FrankreichRegion: Rhône - Côtes du Rhone & VillagesRebsorte: 80% Grenache, 20% SyrahInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 3,0 g/lRestsüße: 1,5 g/lFassreife: in Barriques gereift (6 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 3-5 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C Rotwein > Frankreich > Rhône-Tal


External Review
08/02/2011

Tiefes Purpur. Komplexe Aromatik wie Cassis/Pflaume/Zimt/Kirsche. Breitschultrig, alkoholreich. In Duft, Geschmack und Abgang herrlich nuanciert. Mehr Muskeln als Eleganz.


External Review
12/17/2009

Colour : Deep, dark and seductive red. Nose : Sumptuous ripe red fruits are enveloped by a twang of herbs and spice Mouth : Scents of coffee and liquorice dominate the attack. The wine is very concentrate and ripe with warm fruit through the mid palate. The finish is long and rich in tannin. This wine can be kept for 5 ? 6 years.


External Review
11/08/2011

Colour : Deep, dark and seductive red. Nose : Sumptuous ripe red fruits are enveloped by a twang of provencale herbs and spice Mouth : Scents of coffee and liquorice dominate the attack. The wine is very concentrate and ripe with warm fruit through the mid palate. The finish is long and rich in tannin. This wine can be kept for 5 to 6 years.



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The Chapoutier family have been making wine in the Rhône Valley since 1808, but it is since 1990 when Michel Chapoutier came to the helm that the wines really began to speak of their origin. Michel Chapoutier’s viticultural vision is highly impressive. His dedication to understanding each parcel of land and allowing it to make the best natural wine it can is breathtaking. He has worked tirelessly to improve every practice in his company investing in his staff as well as in the winery and vineyard - much of his estate is now farmed biodynamically. Indeed he has also created dynamic projects outside of the Rhône, examples of which can be found here from Roussillon, where he sought old vines and Australia, where his particular interest was the soil. This entire range is the fruit of extensive research and Michel Chapoutier’s labour. The Côtes du Rhône vineyard is one of the oldest in France. More than two thousand years ago, Vienna was a prestigeous metropolis and first planted vineyards there. The idea which differentiates Nothern from Southern Vineyards dates back to the XII th century. The reputation of wines largely overstepping regional limits, a royal edict in 1729 respecified the demarcation and instituted marking of casks with the letters " C.D.R. ". The Côtes du Rhône wines finally attained official recognition from the INAO in 1937 thanks to Baron Le Roy de Boiseaumarié. The ' Belleruche Blanc' shows a pale yellow and clear colour . On the nose it has sour apple, hawthorn and white flowers aromas . It is fresh and well-balanced in the mouth . Superb with goat's cheese and grilled fish .

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