M. Chapoutier Ermitage Le Meal 2004
Producer Tasting Notes
Appearance: deep garnet red with purple lights during its youth.
Nose: ripe fruits and smoky aromas.
Palate: powerful tannins, velvety, blackberry jam.
The harvest, totally destemmed, is vinified in a small cement vat. High temperature maceration enables a good extraction of grape potential, to obtain soft and stable tannins, compulsory to keep the wine for a very long time. Only the free-run juice is used in this single vineyard.
Wine is matured in new or one year old cask. Maturing lasts between 14 and 18 months. The clarification is natural.