M Chapoutier, Hermitage Monier la Sizeranne, 2000
Fully mature with red fruits, liquorice, hints of roasted meats are evident on the nose. The palate is round and elegant with addition of spicy aromas
Hermitage “Monier de la Sizeranne” comes from a blending of different soils from West to East: • “les Bessards”: from a granitic origin, it constitutes the “soul” of a good Hermitage. • “le Méal”: old alluvial terraces, with a lot of gravels and shingles more or less calcareous. • “les Greffieux”: silty soil with shingles.
The name, “Monier de la Sizeranne” comes from the name of an important Tain l’Hermitage family. This family also owned the “La Sizeranne” vineyard.
This family has had influence, since 1790, as it produced Henri Monier de la Sizeranne, senator; Maxime Monier de la Sizeranne, painter; Maurice Monier de la Sizeranne, the man responsible for creating a version of Braille (one of the reasons why CHAPOUTIER has braille on its bottle labels); Robert Monier de la Sizeranne, translator of Ruskins’ book. The bottle label displays a lion, which is the Sizeranne family crest