The history of the Chapoutier family stretches back to the early nineteenth century when current owner Michel Chapoutier?s great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased an estate and some vineyards in the now famous village of Tain l?Hermitage in the Northern Rh?ne Valley. Marius Chapoutier made history in the region when he became the first grape grower there to vinify his own fruit. Marius had tasted wines other winemakers produced using his fruit and he realized that something was lost in translation, so to speak. He knew that he owned some of the best growing sites in the appellation and he believed ? rightly ? that the grapes grown in his vineyards could produce long-lived world-class wines. In a move unusual at the time, he decided that he should make the wine himself. Not only did the quality of the wines increase greatly, but this move provided the capital to expand the Chapoutiers? already legendary estate.
Expressive of fresh summer fruits (apricot, peach) with exotic mango notes. It then opens up to flavors of citrus fruit and white flowers (acacia, hawthorn). A fresh lively attack on notes of white flowers. This wine is very harmonious, revealing good balance with roundness, and flavor that persists on the palate.