Established since 1808 in Tain-L'Hermitage, M. Chapoutier is an elite reference among fine Rhone Valley wines today.
Winemaker and wine merchant, Michel Chapoutier has successfully brought this family-owned business to the very top. The wines by Maison Chapoutier are renowned by the finest connoisseurs from all around the world for their refinement and high quality. A man of many talents, Michel Chapoutier holds the world record for 100/100 scores awarded by the American critic, Robert Parker. Mathilde, Michel Chapoutier's daughter, has taken over the running of this iconic house, which has over 350 hectares of vineyards in the most prestigious appellations of the northern and southern Rhone Valley region.
A benchmark among Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines, this Croix de Bois 2021 by M. Chapoutier is made from vineyards planted on soils composed of rolled quartzite pebbles and red sandy clay.
2021 is a vintage in which the contrasting weather conditions between the northern and southern parts of the Rhone Valley revealed the nuances and richness of each of these fine terroirs. This vintage is seductive due to its finesse and its aromatic palette which harmoniously blends complexity and elegance.
Bright, the robe reveals a beautiful ruby color.
Intense, the nose blends fragrances of candied orange peel and rosebuds with subtle notes of ganache.
Ample and silky, the mouth seduces with its freshness and aromatic complexity. The finish is persistent, with aromas of small sour fruits and rose petals.