M. CHAPOUTIER Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Pie VI” 2017

Wine Region: Rhone-Valley - France

Grape: Grenache, Syrah

Tasting notes: Nose of ripe black fruits, spices and bitter cocoa. Airing reveals notes of blackberry jelly and aromatic herbs. With a suave attack and velvety tannins, the palate presents a good balance of concentration and complexity. The notes of fruit cream and full-bodied juice give way on the finish to nuances of sweet spices and dark chocolate.

About the winery:
Michel is a seventh-generation Chapoutier winemaker at Tain-L'Hermitage, having acquired the family estate in 1990. Michel earned a reputation for producing wines that are highly representative of where they are grown, "true snapshots of the terroir".

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: 93/100
Vinous: (92-93)/100

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