M. CHAPOUTIER Chateauneuf- Du-Pape "Barbe Rac" 1998
Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France Grape: Grenache
Tasting notes: Aromas of herbs, spices (liquorice), chocolate, fruits (strawberry). The palate is ample, fleshy, hot and round. Outstanding density with an impressive length.
About the winery: Maison Chapoutier has been producing wine for 200 years. Originally based in Tain-l'Hermitage, they built their international reputation on their iconic wines from Hermitage. A House that cultivates its vines in the greatest respect of the natural balances and terroirs, since 1808. Humility, Respect, Audacity, Conviviality and Generosity are the words that best characterize Maison M. Chapoutier.
Michel Chapoutier is a seventh-generation Chapoutier winemaker, having acquired the family estate in 1990. He earned a reputation for producing wines that are highly representative of where they are grown, true "snapshots of the terroir".