Belleruche Rosé 2014 is One of the “25 Absolute Best Wines for Summer 2015″

Belleruche rosé 2013Belleruche Rose was featured in both Fortune and TIME as one of the 25 best wines for summer 2015:

 Chapoutier 2014 Belleruche Rosé Côtes-du-Rhône

very good and fairly easy to find”–DARYNA TOBEY, Wine Writer for Fortune

To read the full articles, please click here for Fortune and here for TIME.


Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Pyrenees L-Block Featured as Wine Spectator’s “Pick of the Day”

DTC L Block Shiraz NVDOMAINE TERLATO & CHAPOUTIER Shiraz Pyrenees L-Block 2010

93 points

Rich and minerally, layered with stone, slate and moss overtones, this offers a sleek core of black cherry and floral flavors. Features great presence, along with ample density without excess weight, finishing with intensity. Best from 2017 through 2022.

—Harvey Steiman


M. Chapoutier Banyuls Recommended to Pair with Caramel Candies on Mashable

via Mashable

via Mashable

Mashable reached out to the editors at Wine Enthusiast for paring suggestions with readers’ favorite candies. M. Chapoutier Banyuls was recommended to pair with caramel:

“Is there anything better than the marriage of salty and sweet? I think not. Melt-in-your-mouth caramel candies pack comforting flavors of salt and butter. For the adventurous, I suggest seeking out Banyuls, a fortified red wine from southern France not unlike Port but made with Grenache. These wines typically boast fun, fruity flavors that cut through the more viscous texture of caramel. Bonus: Because Banyuls are fortified, you can plug the cork back in and store in the fridge for a rainy day treat.” –JOSEPH HERNANDEZ

To read the full article, please click here.


Maison Chapoutier and Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Score 91+ Points on WineSpectator.com

La Sizeranne NV_091 pts –  M. Chapoutier La Sizeranne 2012

Singed juniper and mesquite notes lead the way, followed by a sleek core of damson plum, red currant and pomegranate fruit flavors. Features a long, sandalwood- and iron-tinged finish. Not dense, but focused and tight-grained. Drink now through 2023. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. –JAMES MOLESWORTH

93 pts – Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier L Block 2010

Rich and minerally, layered with stone, slate and moss overtones, this offers a sleek core of black cherry and floral flavors. Features great presence, and ample density without excess weight, finishing with intensity. Best from 2017 through 2022.  –HARVEY STEIMAN


Michel Chapoutier Shares His Insights on Entry-Level Wines in the Rhone Valley in iSanté Magazine

MichelWine writer Roger Morris interviewed Michel Chapoutier before a press conference wrapping up the 8th Edition of the Découvertes en Vallée du Rhone in Avignon and discovered some interesting tidbits about the legendary winemaker’s views on entry-level wines in the Rhone:

“The Rhone’s new customers are people who are young, and people who are American,” he said, explaining that he believes Rhone winemakers can no longer rely on the reputations of just their legendary wines, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu.

Chapoutier would like to see more vineyards in areas near Crozes-Hermitage and Saint-Joseph making such entry level wines as part of the Côtes-du-Rhone system that currently is almost exclusively a southern Rhone brand.  That said, he welcomes the experimentation that comes with the non-appellation wines such as the IGP’s, Vins de Pays and the new Vins de France being made in the Rhone Valley, even though they are not part of the Inter Rhone umbrella.

 –ROGER MORRIS

Click here to read the full article.


Wine Advocate Re-Tastes 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape – Chapoutier Receives 95-pt. Score

Jeb Dunnuck of The Wine Advocate recently took another look at the 2005 vintage of Chateauneuf du Pape, now 10 years old. M. Chapoutier’s Croix de Bois scored 95 points, a second time:

MCH_MODIFS FT PARCELLAIRES ROUGE_230695 pts – 2005 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois

Chapoutier’s 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois is gorgeous, and while I’ve always preferred the Barbe Rac to this cuvee, I think the quality between the two is neck and neck. A blend of 100% Grenache that was vinified and aged all in concrete, this naked, raw expression of the variety gives up classic jammy dark fruits, toasted bread, garrigue, red licorice and sweet spice on the nose. Silky, refined and elegant, yet with full-bodied richness and tons of character, it’s a knockout bottle of Grenache to drink anytime over the coming 5-7 years. (Feb 2015)

95 pts – 2005 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois

The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois is brilliant. Notes of licorice, seaweed, cedar, and copious black currant and sweet cherry notes are present in the provocative aromatics. Ripe, full-bodied, and dense, with moderately high tannin, terrific concentration, and a deep ruby color, this is a brilliant wine that tips the scales at 16.5% natural alcohol, whereas the 2006 was at 15.3%. Look for the 2005 to hit its peak in 2-3 years and last for 15 or more years. (Oct 2007)


Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Voignier Featured on The Amateur Gastronomer

dtcshira-viog-nvbotl300dpiIn honor of Australian #ShirazWeek, Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz Viognier 2013 is featured on the popular online wine, food, travel and entertainment magazine The Amateur Gastronomer. Click here to read the full article.

And click here to learn more about #ShirazWeek.


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