2008 Ermitage Blanc Le Méal

Chapoutier, Rhone, France

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 6 x 75cl £850.08

Tasting Notes

This Méal hillside has a similar soil composition to the De I¿Orée vineyard, littered with large pebbles that help to catch the sun¿s warmth. The vine age, in excess of 50 years, has again resulted in very low yields. The tasting note for Le Méal is similar in some respects to De l¿Orée but with a touch more weight, structure and greater perfume.

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Rhone, France

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TASTING NOTES

This cuvée¿s primary source is a very steep, terraced vineyard in the Côte Brune above Ampuis. The soil here is notably more limestone schistous, whereas the old-vine source in the Côte Blonde, more acidic and sandy, provides wine of less dense colour. Pure Syrah (Michel adds no Viognier) grown at minuscule yields from 70 year old vines gives this wine power...

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