Ermitage "Le Méal" Blanc
2014
2013
2012
2011

Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year.

Le Méal, a broader swath of the hill at a slightly higher elevation (150-200 meters), faces slightly more to the east. It is composed of chalk and alluvial gravelly soil rather than granite, and produces a wine of greater perfume, whether red (Syrah) or white (Marsanne). Again, the small production from a 1.37 hectare site of the nearly century-old vines, up to 550 cases for the red and 300 of the rare white, is reserved for Sélection Parcellaire labeling. Destemming and long macerations are the keys to suppleness and grace even as a young wine, though long cellaring will reward the patient taster. Le Méal owes its official “lieu dit,” in English "place name," to the old French word meaning "the best.”

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Wine Notes
Color
Brilliant golden yellow
Aroma
Intense, very mineral, celery overtones, with a slight, well-integrated hint of wood.
Taste
Ample and well-rounded body, with fine exotic freshness and roasted almond notes.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are hand harvested at full maturity. After pressing the entire grapes, the must is cold racked for 24 hours. After 50% is vinified in new oak casks, the rest ferments in vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Before bottling, the maturation in casks is checked by frequent tastings. Organoleptic tests are carried out to determine how long the wine should remain in casks and what the bottling date should be. Usually, bottling happens 10 to 12 months after harvest.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year. 
 
Le Méal, a broader swath of the hill at a slightly higher elevation (150-200 meters), faces slightly more to the east. It is composed of chalk and alluvial gravelly soil rather than granite, and produces a wine of greater perfume, whether red (Syrah) or white (Marsanne). Again, the small production from a 1.37 hectare site of the nearly century-old vines, up to 550 cases for the red and 300 of the rare white, is reserved for Sélection Parcellaire labeling. Destemming and long macerations are the keys to suppleness and grace even as a young wine, though long cellaring will reward the patient taster. Le Méal owes its official “lieu dit,” in English "place name," to the old French word meaning "the best.”

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Brilliant golden yellow
Aroma
Intense, very mineral, celery overtones, with a slight, well-integrated hint of wood.
Taste
Ample and well-rounded body, with fine exotic freshness and roasted almond notes.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are hand harvested at full maturity. After pressing the entire grapes, the must is cold racked for 24 hours. After 50% is vinified in new oak casks, the rest ferments in vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Before bottling, the maturation in casks is checked by frequent tastings. Organoleptic tests are carried out to determine how long the wine should remain in casks and what hte bottling date should be. Ususally, bottling happens 10 to 12 months after harvest.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Release Date:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Cases Produced: 
300
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
Le Méal, a broader swath of the hill at a slightly higher elevation (150-200 meters) faces slightly more to the east. It is composed of chalk and alluvial gravelly soil rather than granite, and produces a wine of greater perfume, whether red (Syrah) or white (Marsanne). Again, the small production from a 1.37 hectare site of the nearly century-old vines, up to 550 cases for the red and 300 of the rare white, is reserved for Sélection Parcellaire labeling. Destemming and long macerations are the keys to suppleness and grace even as a young wine, though long cellaring will reward the patient taster. Le Méal owes its official “lieu dit,” in English "place name" to the old French word meaning "the best.”

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Brilliant golden yellow
Aroma
Intense, very mineral, celery overtones, with a slight, well-integrated hint of wood.
Taste
Ample and well-rounded body, with fine exotic freshness, and roasted almond notes.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are hand harvested at full maturity. After pressing the entire grapes, the must is cold racked for 24 hours. About 50% is vinified in new casks, the rest ferments in vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Before bottling, the maturation in casks is checked by frequent tastings. Organoleptic tests are carried out to determine how long it should remain in casks and the bottling date. Usually, bottling happens 10 to 12 months after harvest.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
62
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
Le Méal, a broader swath of the hill at a slightly higher elevation (150-200 meters) faces slightly more to the east. It is composed of chalk and alluvial gravelly soil rather than granite, and produces a wine of greater perfume, whether red (Syrah) or white (Marsanne). Again, the small production from a 1.37 hectare site of the nearly century-old vines, up to 550 cases for the red and 300 of the rare white, is reserved for Sélection Parcellaire labeling. Destemming and long macerations are the keys to suppleness and grace even as a young wine, though long cellaring will reward the patient taster. Le Méal owes its official “lieu dit,” in English "place name" to the old French word meaning "the best.”

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Brilliant golden yellow
Aroma
Intense, very mineral, celery overtones, with a slight, well-integrated hint of wood
Taste
Ample and well-rounded body, with fine exotic freshness, and roasted almond notes
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
15.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are hand harvested at full maturity. After pressing the entire grapes, the must is cold racked for 24 hours. About 50% is vinified in new casks, the rest ferments in vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Before bottling, the maturation in casks is checked by frequent tastings. Organoleptic tests are carried out to determine how long it should remain in casks and the bottling date. Usually, bottling happens 10 to 12 months after harvest.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France