M. Chapoutier Ermitage "Le Pavillon"

M. Chapoutier Ermitage "Le Pavillon" 2014

Deep garnet red with purple highlights, this wine offers a smoky aroma of raspberry, blackberry and walnut with a hint of tar. The powerful body is complex, round and elegant, with flavors of licorice and tobacco on the soft finish.

Style:
Balanced, Complex
Flavor:
Blackberry, Raspberry, Smoke, Tar, Walnut
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Hermitage
Grapes
Syrah
Alcohol Percentage
14.00%
Fermentation
Grapes are harvested when they are just beyond peak maturity. Due to their age, these wines give very low yields. The grapes ferment in open wooden vats after total destemming. One to two daily punch downs ensure a good extraction of hte tannins. Maceration lasts 4 to 5 weeks.
Aging
Matures in oak casks (50% new) for 18 to 20 months.