After “sampling rosés since May,” tasting through more than 100 bottles, the popular wine blogger (tweeter, instagrammer, snapchatter, etc.) Grapefriend selected Mathilde Chapoutier’s “Grand Ferrage Rosé” 2015 as her top pick. She writes:
Beautiful! Tons of minerality and soooo refreshing. A blend of Grenache noir, Cinsault, Syrah, Rolle. This was my #1 favorite rosé I tasted.
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Another outstanding review is in for Mathilde Chapoutier’s “Grand Ferrage Rosé.” Veteran wine critic Josh Raynolds, writing for Antonio Galloni’s Vinous, gives the wine 90 points, with the following tasting note:
Bright peach skin. Fresh, racy and sharply focused on the nose, displaying blood orange, red currant and strawberry aromas of very good purity. Energetic red fruit and nectarine flavors are enlivened by a citrus pith nuance that builds on the back half. Finishes silky, seamless and quite long, leaving behind juicy pit fruit and tangerine notes.
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Mathilde Chapoutier continues to draw notice with her Grand Ferrage Côtes de Provence Rosé. The Daily Meal features Chapoutier in a June 30 piece that begins: “Don’t let Mathilde Chapoutier’s quiet demeanor and youth fool you, this 24-year-old French winemaker is a force to be reckoned with!” Writer Wanda Mann goes on to say:
Mathilde aptly describes her rosé as “simple, elegant, and easy to drink.” A refreshing blend of Grenache (40%), Syrah (34%), Cinsault (10%), Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Rolle (3%), and Clairette (3%); this silky & lively wine has nuanced flavors of peach and apricot and a wonderful round texture. What a debut – I can’t wait to see what’s next for Mathilde!
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Tara Q. Thomas reviews the 2015 Mathilde Chapoutier Rosé in the August 2016 issue of Wine & Spirits:
90 points: Mathilde Chapoutier 2015 Côtes de Provence Grand Ferrage Rosé
“There’s a cider-apple crunch to this wine’s tangy red fruit, and a grippy acidity to boot. It’s terrifically mouthwatering, an edgy rosé built for rich seafood.” – Tara Q. Thomas.
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Writing for Bloomberg, Elin McCoy has named the “25 Best Rosés Under $25,” and the 2015 Mathilde Chapoutier Rosé Grand Ferrages is on the list. Here’s the review from McCoy:
2015 Mathilde Chapoutier Rosé Grand Ferrages ($20)
This is the second vintage for this Provence rosé made by the daughter of Rhône wine legend Michel Chapoutier. Pure and light, it has surprising flavor intensity.
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The April 2016 Wine Advocate (Issue #224) offers a review of Mathilde Chapoutier’s 2015 Cotes de Provence Grand Ferrage Rosé, with the magazine’s Rhone and South France specialist Jeb Dunnuck scoring the wine 90 points and calling it “a beauty” and an “outstanding rosé.” Here’s the full review:
This is the second vintage for these Rosé releases from Mathilde Chapoutier and the 2015 Cotes de Provence Grand Ferrage Rose is a beauty. Made from a mix of varieties (including Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clairette and Rolle) and brought up all in stainless steel, its very light pink color is followed by classic Provencal notes of tangerine, orange blossom and citrus. Medium to light-bodied, ultra-pure, refreshing and crisp, yet still with flavor intensity, drink this outstanding Rosé on any hot summer day over the coming year.
While not falling under the preview of this report, I tasted these latest releases from Mathilde Chapoutier during my visit at Bila Haut (this is run by the Chapoutier team), so I opted to include the reviews here. These are beautiful Rosés that readers should buy by the case.
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Featured in the June 2016 issue of Departures Magazine, Colman Andrews tells readers to put down the Merlot and take a chance on Grenache – a wine that’s easily approachable and has plenty of fruit, but also real character.
Andrews recommends M. Chapoutier Barbe Rac Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012:
“A suave, almost silky wine with a spicy nose hinting at cinnamon, cardamon, and black pepper, followed by a flavor of cherry preserves and a bit of chocolate that seems to stretch on forever.”
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