M. Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage “Les Meysonniers” Marsanne

$40.00

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Description

Description

Les “Meysonniers” white wine epitomizes the authentic character of Marsanne in Crozes-Hermitage.

 

Grape variety
Marsanne

Ageing potential
3 to 5 years

Soil
Gently sloping south facing hillsides. The soil is composed of Isère river sedimentary soils and large, round pebbles.

Parcels
20- to 40-year-old vines are used to produce this Crozes-Hermitage “Les Meysonniers” white wine.

Harvest
Hand-harvested at maturity

Vinification
The entire grapes are pressed. The must is cold-settling for 24 hours. The temperatures of vinification are regulated. Fermentations take place in vats.

Ageing
Ageing lasts for 7 to 8 months in tank. 100% of which takes place in stainless steel in order to preserve the aromatic quality, derived from the Crozes-Hermitage sedimentary soils, within the aromatic expression of Marsanne.

Tasting 

Colour: pale yellow with green lights, limpid, brilliant.
Nose: the first nose is on quince, peony and then roasted almond.
Palate: the attack is supple and fresh.
Anecdote
The name of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation comes from the Latin “Crozem” which means ”Croix” in French.”Croix” has two meanings: cross and intersection.