Wine Saint-Joseph Les Granits 1999
Has an amazing, very rich dark garnet color.
Magnificent Les Granits 1999 - buttery, full-bodied wine, with moderate acidity and pronounced sweet tannins. The rich and complex bouquet woven voluptuous notes of ripe black fruit, spice, smoke and minerals, sweet aftertaste fascinating and at the same time fresh tones.
In the dense sensual fragrance notes of blackcurrant, violets, smoke and silicon.
Recommended to be served with delicacies, from a noble fish and meat, goat cheeses.
Chapoutier produces luxury cuvee, grapes which are harvested from very old vines, yielding very small harvests. In order to achieve this in 1988 and 1989, the vineyards were subjected to severe pruning, and conducted several so-called "green fee". Chapoutier sees its goal to bring to the fore in the wines characteristics of the soil and vines, which is why most of them are made from only one grape variety. For aging wines currently used small oak barrels before bottling and are not produced filtration and clarification.
Name Chapoutier present in the Rhône Valley since 1808 year. Distant ancestor Chapoutier - Polydor was the first who began to buy vines, becoming not just a winegrower but wine producer and businessman. The current president of the Wine House - Michel Chapoutier - a representative of the seventh generation of the family, a person charismatic and energetic, curious and visionary. Before becoming a winemaker, Michel traveled. During these visits, he carefully studied the diversity, richness and subtlety of wine. In his farm he managed to combine this knowledge with the rich traditions of the family.
At the moment M. Shaputier owns one of the most prestigious estates in the Rhone Valley. Wines are produced in the appellations of the Hermitage, Croz Hermitage, Cote Roti, Condrieu, Saint-Joseph, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Trikasten. The largest estate of the family Shaputier is in the Hermitage. In addition, the household of Shaputier keeps under control the production and sale of wines in the appellation Kornas, Saint-Perey, Muscat de Bom-de-Veniz, Côte-du-Rhône Vilage and Tavel. Michelle Shapoutier, who became head of the company in 1990, regards as his most significant achievement the transition to biodynamic methods of working in vineyards, since they are the ones that best allow us to reflect the qualitative characteristics of terroirs. M. Chapoutier wines repeatedly won the highest score of 100 points in the ranking of the famous wine critic Robert Parker.