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Chapoutier Chante Alouette Marsanne 750ml

Chapoutier Chante Alouette Marsanne 750ml
 
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$82.99
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SKU: 761822
Wine Specs
Varietal
Marsanne
Appellation
Hermitage
Wine Spectator
93
Wine Advocate
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Complex and subtle aromas of quince, walnut, honey and ginger. A straight forward attack on the palate, however not aggressive. Flavours of almond, honey and ginger contribute to a very elegant and long finish.
Ratings
Rated 94 Points Wine Advocate - "A wine reviewed last year, the 2012 Hermitage Chante Alouette comes from three separate parcels on Hermitage Hill; Meal, Les Murets and Chante Alouette. I rated it identically this go around, but it's such a fabulous wine I decided to include it again. White peach, white flowers, honeysuckle, brioche and tropical notes all emerge from this stunning white, and while it's not cheap, it represents a smoking value. Don't miss it."
Awards
Rated 93 Points Wine Spectator - "Salted butter, chamomile, lemon rind and white peach notes course along, inlaid with honeysuckle and verbena notes. The long, mineral-driven finish harnesses everything, letting bitter citrus and almond accents linger. Drink now through 2022. 1,200 cases imported. –JM"
Vineyard Notes
Hermitage wines possess a rich historical past. They were appreciated as early as on Roman times when they were enjoyed under the name "Vienne wines" and later "Saint Christopher's hillside wines" because of a chapel bearing the saint's name.
Production Notes
Hand harvest at maturity with one third being vinified in large, 600 litre wooden barrels and the other in concrete vats. The wine is checked by frequent tastings. The statistics taking during this period will determine how long the wine shall mature in vat, typically 10 to 12 months.
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