M. CHAPOUTIER, BELLERUCHE
Colour : Deep garnet red.
Nose : Intense, fruity (blackcurrant/
raspberry) and complemented by notes
of white pepper.
Mouth : This wine is juicy, powerful and fruity (red fruits notes) on the palate, with lovely roasted notes. There are silky and delicate tannins.
Recommended food pairing: Young milk-fed lamb.
Serving temperature: 16-18°C.
Ageing potential: 3-5 years.
Grape variety: Mainly Grenache and Syrah.
Soil: The vineyards of the red Côtes du Rhône “Belleruche” covers 4 departments (Drôme, Vaucluse, Gard and Ardèche) on different soils (clay and calcareous alluvial deposit terraces, clay…) giving to the “Belleruche” an extraordinary richness and complexity.
Harvest: The grapes are harvested at good maturity.
Winemaking: The grapes are entirely destemmed.
Vatting lasts around 15 days and provides a great tannic structure. This allows ageing and guarantees a good stability.
Maturing: Ageing is performed in vats with regular pumping over in order to clarify the wine.