Monovarietal of Syrah grown in rolled pebble soils of about 30 years. Destemming of 85% of the grapes, depending on the vintage, vinified in concrete tanks for about four weeks. The barrel aging lasts from 16 to 18 months in old and new barrels, half and half. Its nose surrounds us with black fruits, its bright red color and the lively entry into the mouth. Powerful wine, with well integrated tannin and oak, ready to uncork and enjoy now.
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Michel Chapoutier describes himself as a "terroir hunter". He has terroirs and wineries spread across half of Europe, from the Rhone Valley, the place where he was born, to Roussillon, Australia, Portugal and Spain, in areas where no one would dare, he insists on getting as much juice as possible. And he gets it. Proof of this is that in 2017, he received in nine of his wines, the 100 Parker points. Bigger words, but that do not cloud his objectives. In fact, when asked if he has achieved everything in the world of wine, he answers a resounding no.
He explains that everything changes, from the general taste of people through the climate, to the soil, in the immediate future, they will evolve. They are influential elements in wine, but changing, so he will continue working to achieve the best possible results by adapting to the present moment.
One of those wineries that he recently acquired is Ferraton, north of the Rhone. In 2006 and after eight years serving as a director for Michel Ferraton, the son of Jean Öens, Chapoutier takes the reins of the winery.