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.
M. Chapoutier's Pavillon 2021 is an Ermitage wine made from a parcel of around 4 hectares which is unique due to its unusual geology, comprising a thin layer of sediments and resting on a granitic subsoil. The grapes produced from this vineyard of old vines, 65 years old on average, are renowned for their high quality.
2021 is a vintage during which the contrasting conditions between the northern and southern parts of the Rhone Valley revealed the nuanced and rich expression of each of these fine terroirs. This vintage is seductive due to its finesse and its aromatic palette that harmoniously blends complexity and elegance.
Expressive, the nose reveals a rich aromatic palette. Fragrances of Indian ink and cold fireplace mingle brilliantly with notes of black fruit coulis, fern and pepper.
Very precise, the palate is seduced by this wine’s fine tannins, its beautiful length and its fruity expression.