2006 Monier de la Chaptoutier SizeanneBy Marisa D'Vari | January 15th, 2014 | Category: Chapoutier, N. Rhone, oaked, Rhone Valley, Syrah, thick skinned, Wine reviews | No Comments »
Colour : deep garnet red, with purplish lights.
Nose : red fruit (rapberry, blackcurrant), with a hint of liquorice.
Mouth : good attack, round and elegant wine with concentrated and gentle tannins.
The final is on blackcurrant, raspberry and spicy (pepper) aromas when it is you
Our Hermitage “Monier de la Sizeranne” comes from a blending of different soils from West to East:
• “les Bessards”: from a granitic origin, it constitutes the “soul” of a good Hermitage.
• “le Méal”: old alluvial terraces, with a lot of gravels and shingles more or less calcareous.
• “les Greffieux”: silty soil with shingles.
Hand harvesting at optimal maturity.
Entirely destemmed, the grapes ferment in concrete tanks.
From one to two daily treadings ensure a good extraction. Temperature varies
between 30 and 33°C.
The ageing is performed in oak casks between 12 and 14 months. This gives to the wine woody aromas which are a component of the bouquet.
Several rackings allow a slow and natural clarification.