Ermitage "Le Méal" Rouge
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
Deep garnet with violet highlights during its youth
Aroma
Ripe fruits and smoky aromas.
Taste
Powerful tannins, velvety, blackberry jam.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested at maturity. The harvest, 100% destemmed, is vinified in a small cement vat.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Wine is matured in a new or one-year old oak barrels for 14 to 18 months.
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
Deep garnet with violet highlights during its youth
Aroma
Ripe fruits and smoky aromas.
Taste
Powerful tannins, velvety, blackberry jam.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested at maturity. The harvest, 100% destemmed, is vinified in a small cement vat.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Wine is matured in a new or one-year old oak barrels for 14 to 18 months.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Release Date:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Cases Produced: 
550
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
Deep red garnet with violet highlights during its youth
Aroma
Ripe fruits and smoky aromas.
Taste
Powerful tannins, velvety, blackberry jam.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested at maturity. The harvest, 100% destemmed, is vinified in a small cement vat.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Wine is matured in new or 1 year old oak barrel for 14 to 18 months.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
40
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
Deep red garnet with violet highlights during its youth
Aroma
Ripe fruits and smoky aromas
Taste
Powerful tannins, velvety, blackberry jam
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested at maturity. The harvest, 100% destemmed, is vinified in a small cement vat.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Wine is matured in new or 1 year old oak barrel for 14 to 18 months
Bottled Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2013
Release Date:
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
15
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France