M Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage Les Varonniers 2020
M Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage Les Varonniers
Region: Rhone, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Biodynamic, Organic
Deep garnet red. Very ripe red fruits, blackcurrant and raspberry, then liquorice. Ample and solid, vanilla and jam finale.
This Les Varonniers cuvee is made from the oldest vines and it could easily be argued that its the best Crozes-Ermitage wine. It would certainly be fun to blind taste this against some Hermitage. The granitic slopes are oriented South-East at the end of the Hermitage hill and on fluvial terraces on the Chassis plot. The producer gives this a 30+ years of life and evolution so plenty of structure and lots to be excited about.
The story began with Michel Chapoutier, a unique man with a thirst for knowledge, definitely one of a kind. Michel is openminded and always willing to learn. He seeks to discover and reflect the full potential of his terroirs and let the soils express their true character. That which gives the wines their signature style. This now forms the basis of the M. CHAPOUTIER ethos and the team strives to reveal the very best of what the soils have to offer.