2013 Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage les Meysonniers
Syrah - 750ML
2013 Chapoutier Crozes Hermitage les Meysonniers
  • VN 90

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Vinous, December 2015
Saturated ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of fresh black and blue fruits, violet and olive paste and a mineral topnote that builds in the glass. Taut and lively on the palate, offering zesty black currant and... Saturated ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented aromas of fresh black and blue fruits, violet and olive paste and a mineral topnote that builds in the glass. Taut and lively on the palate, offering zesty black currant and bitter cherry flavors sharpened by a peppery nuance. Takes a turn toward brighter red fruit on the persistent, gently tannic finish, which leaves behind a note of mocha. -Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2013

Label

Made from Syrah, Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage “Les Meysonniers” comes from vines which are at least 25 years old. The wine has a very intense purplish red color. On the nose are red fruits, blackcurrant and raspberry, followed by violet aromas. The wine is ample and round, with a final finish of stewed fruits and vanilla.

Winery

Chapoutier

Chapoutier is one of the oldest wine producers in the Rhone Valley with a history dating back to 1808. A distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, was the first to buy vines here, shifting from being a simple grape grower to making and trading his own wine. For the last two hundred years, the estate has been producing some of the greatest wines in the Rhone Valley. Today, the range also includes wines from some Roussillon appellations as well as projects in Portugal and Australia.

Under Michel Chapoutier’s leadership, quality improved and Chapoutier gained international recognition. The massive negociant and winery produces single-vineyard expressions and classic wines from a range of appellations in the north and south of the valley.

They have adopted biodynamic farming techniques and have included Braille markings on their labels since 1996. This was done from a desire to reach out to and include lovers of good wines with sight-impairments, and as a tribute to Maurice Monier of La Sizeranne, a member of the family that previously owned the vines of the same name and who invented the first abbreviated version of Braille.