Chapoutier Vin de Paille Hermitage Blanc (half-bottle) 1998

Rhone White Blends from Hermitage, Rhone, France

Price: $199.99
Item No. 53301
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1995
  • RP97

Winemaker's Notes

Only 2,500 half-bottles of this extraordinary, nectar-like wine were produced. It exhibits an orange marmalade, honeyed corn, super-sweet richness that is almost too intense to have with dessert. The 1996 possess slightly better acidity. This wine will last 50 years.

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No name is more closely associated with the greatness of the Rhone valley than M. Chapoutier. The history of the Chapoutier family stretches back to the early nineteenth century when current owner Michel Chapoutier"s great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased an estate and some vineyards in the now famous village of Tain l"Hermitage in the Northern Rhone Valley. Marius...

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Learn About Hermitage

(EHR-me-tahj) and Crozés-Hermitage (krohz EHR-me-tahj) The hill of Hermitage is something to be seen. It is a hill (just one hill) of only about 300 acres, with carefully terraced vines in granite based-soil. The soils of the hill are plotted to make sure that the best variety is planted in the best plot of soil, and the wines reflect those decisions. The hill is...

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Learn About Rhone White Blends

White Rhone blends consist of two or more white grapes from its namesake region. This includes Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Other white grapes may be included in miniscule amounts, but the above four are the principles. In the Rhone, Viognier is typically alone in the Northern Rhone and absent in the Southern Rhone, although, in the north, 20% of the variety...

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