La Combe Pilate (pronounced “La kohm pē-lot”) is 100% Viognier from a hillside vineyard on Michel Chapoutier’s property where Michel pushes the boundaries on the biodynamic concept with his experimental range called “The Alchemy Wines”. The symbol on La Combe Pilate’s label is the alchemic symbol for spirit and is inked to Chapoutier’s biodynamic philosophy – to respect and transform the raw material into a high quality product while showcasing the spirit of the land. The Collines Rhodaniennes IGP is characterized by the hills and valleys that surround the Rhone River. With the Massif Central lying to the west and the embryonic foothills of the Alps to the east, the Rhone River carves its way through south-eastern France to the Mediterranean Sea.
M. Chapoutier La Combe Pilate
M. Chapoutier La Combe Pilate 2016
Pale gold with aniseed-colored highlights.
Very fresh on entry, good balance with a savory finish that brings out the rustic and mineral overtones.