M. Chapoutier, Les Meysonniers Rouge, Crozes-Hermitage, 2019
Region: Rhone, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 100% Syrah
WA: 91 points
Notes: Biodynamic, vegetarian, vegan
An organic wine made from 100% Syrah grapes. The parcels for this wine sit mainly on sloping plains that are well-exposed, so the grapes reach maximum maturity. Red fruits, blackcurrant and raspberry, followed by violet aromas. Ample and round, final of stewed fruits and vanilla. A great accompaniment to a hearty casserole, cote de boeuf or mature cheeses.
This Crozes-Hermitage is vinified traditionally with punching down and pumping over taking place in concrete tanks. This wine is made from organically grown grapes. The exclusion of all chemical products (in particular herbicides), and the ploughing of the vineyards, enables the vine to plunge its root system deep down into the heart of the soil. Deeper root systems make the vine’s physiological behaviour more even, and provide better resistance to sudden changes in temperature.