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2017 M. Chapoutier Chante-Alouette Hermitage Blanc

Northern Rhone, FRANCE
$99. 99 Bottle
$1199.88 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2025-2026)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Produced from Marsanne, part of the fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks and part in demi-muids. The lees are stirred for the first 2-3 months adding texture to the wine. Approximately 50-60% of the wine is aged in stainless steel tanks with the balance aged in demi-muids of which 10% are new and 90% older oak.

Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Aromas of peaches, light apricot and honeysuckle slowly build intensity as they sit in the glass. Traces of cinnamon and spice are also evident. Rich, luscious peach, ripe apricot and honeycomb flavours have a round creamy textural feel over a back drop of subtle toast, ginger and spiced almonds. Finishes dry with a good amount of freshness and a lengthy aftertaste.
Cellar 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
Slightly fresher than the 2016, the 2017 Hermitage Chante-Alouette Blanc offers a beautiful bouquet of white flowers, citrus blossom, green almonds, and hints of tangerine. It's vibrant, medium to full-bodied, fresh, and crisp on the palate, with terrific purity as well as building richness. Brought up in 65% demi-muids, with the balance in stainless steel, it’s a classic, impeccably made Hermitage Blanc that will keep for 15+ years.
94 points