M. Chapoutier Petite Ruche Blanc
AOP Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône
Pale yellow in color with green lights, limpid and brilliant. The nose displays aromas of green apple, floral, exotic fruits and citrus. On the palate, the wine is supple with a lot of freshness with notes of floral and candied fruits.
Grilled and roasted white meats, fish/shellfish, salads, creamy cheeses
Grapes are hand-harvested at maturity. The whole grapes are pressed. The must is cold-settling for 24 hours. Temperature of vinification is regulated around 18°C. Fermentation and ageing of this wine take place in vats. The malolactic fermentation is stopped to give freshness to the wine.
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Soil and subsoil are composed of old alluvial deposits with numerous gravels and shingles.