M. Chapoutier Ermitage "Le Méal" Blanc

M. Chapoutier Ermitage "Le Méal" Blanc 2014

A  brilliant golden yellow wine with  a bright aroma of mineral, white fruit and dried apricot with a slightly musky scent. The texture is well-balanced, with flavors of vanilla, wood and apple sauce layered with a pleasant acidity and a refreshing finish.

Style:
Balanced, Refreshing
Flavor:
Applesauce, Mineral, Dried Apricot, Wood, Vanilla
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Hermitage
Grapes
Marsanne
Alcohol Percentage
14.50%
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.
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.