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M. Chapoutier-Viognier Vin de Pays Blanc Vallée du Rhône France 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

M. Chapoutier is one of the most renowned producers in the Rhône Valley and their craft and skill is amply demonstrated in this mixed case of Châteauneuf du Pape. This would be a perfect accompaniment to a classy dinner party, especially with braised sausages in red wine. It would also be a fantastic gift for a fan of traditional French wine.

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.

External Reviews for M. Chapoutier-Viognier Vin de Pays Blanc Vallée du Rhône France

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/20/2013

The more flamboyant California-styled 2011 Ermitage Le Meal Blanc is from a warmer site with a more southerly exposure. It offers up notes of wet rocks tangerines peaches and a striking scent reminiscent of the famous New Orleans dish bananas Foster. I know that sounds weird but that s what it smelled like when I first put my nose in the glass. This exuberant exotic ostentatious white Hermitage may be controversial but for me it was over-the-top perfection. -Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/20/2013

More flint barbecue smoke crushed rock spring flower blueberry and black raspberry characteristics are present in the full-bodied 2011 St.-Joseph Les Granits. Uncommonly fleshy and seductive it should drink nicely for a decade or more. -Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/20/2013

Vivid ruby. An exotically nose evokes cherry compote blackberry and smoky Indian spices. Fleshy sweet and concentrated with a distinctly spicy quality to it dark berry flavors. Impressively lush and broad on the persistent finish with suave tannins adding shape. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/20/2013

Bright ruby. High-pitched red berry and floral aromas show very good intensity and a sexy spicecake nuance. Juicy penetrating and seamless offering vibrant raspberry and cherry flavors lifted by tangy acidity. Finishes lively and long with resonating spiciness. Stephen Tanzers IWC.



M. Chapoutier is one of the most renowned producers in the Rhône Valley and their craft and skill is amply demonstrated in this mixed case of Châteauneuf du Pape. This would be a perfect accompaniment to a classy dinner party, especially with braised sausages in red wine. It would also be a fantastic gift for a fan of traditional French wine.

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