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.
Les Granits 2021 is a Saint-Joseph wine that stems from a rigorous selection of old Syrah vines planted on nutrient-poor, stony granite soils.
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.
The nose reveals a rich and complex aromatic palette. The nose opens up with notes of tar and slightly meaty fragrances, a perfect expression of its bedrock. When aerated, the bouquet reveals aromas of blackcurrant coulis, violets and spices.
The palate is seduced by this wine’s velvety touch, its fine and precise tannins that exude both freshness and flavor. The finish is persistent, with intense aromas of black fruit, violet as well as a smoky expression.