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M. Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers Rougetext
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M. Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers Rouge 2018

Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone, Rhone Valley, FranceWe are continually impressed by the quality Crozes-Hermitage that comes off the lower slopes and the flats south and east of the hill Hermitage. The vines at Les Meysonniers are a quarter-century old and are farmed 100 percent organic. Chapoutier suggests the vineyard's soils allow the roots to go deep, tapping minerality you do not see in other Crozes-Hermitage. The nose is already highly attractive, showing a persistent red and black plum fruit with black pepper spicing and garrigue dusting. That attack is open and a fine example of how syrah can be elegant instead of just powerful. Look for a meaty, peppery, savoury affair long into the finish. Chapoutier describes Meysonniers Rouge as a "bistro-nomic" red made for home cooking. We couldn't agree more.Tasted: 18 August 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 28.99 specialty listing AB 28.49 private wine shops MB 29.95 Manitoba Liquor Mart QC 27.65 SAQ Producer: M. ChapoutierDistributors: Dandurand
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 131078UPC: 03391180001749