M. Chapoutier Petite Ruche Rouge

AOP Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône

Petite Ruche translates to "little beehive," which is a very appropriate name, as the vineyards were formerly dedicated to beekeeping.

Tasting Notes

A beautiful nose of red berries, blackcurrant and raspberry followed by a palate with beautiful freshness and roundness.

Grilled flank steak, leg of lamb, roast chicken and tomato-based dishes. Also compliments a wide selection of cheeses, vegetarian terrines and charcuterie.

This Crozes-Hermitage is vinified in cement vats with two pumpings-over per day. Vatting lasts between 3 and 4 weeks after the alcoholic fermentation. Aged in vats.

Grapes: 100% Syrah
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%

Soils for the Petite Ruche are composed of high alluvial deposit terraces all of which are well-drained, and organically tended.

Petite Ruche translates to "little beehive," which is a very appropriate name, as the vineyards were formerly dedicated to beekeeping.

Tasting Notes

A beautiful nose of red berries, blackcurrant and raspberry followed by a palate with beautiful freshness and roundness.

Grilled and roasted red meats. Pairs beautifully with roasted lamb or barbecue meats. Also is nice with pizza, pasta, casseroles, stews and mature strong cheeses.

This Crozes-Hermitage is vinified in cement vats with two pumpings-over per day. Vatting lasts between 3 and 4 weeks after the alcoholic fermentation. Aged in vats.

Grapes: 100% Syrah
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
pH: 3.77
Total Acidity: 4.31 g/L

Soils for the Petite Ruche are composed of high alluvial deposit terraces all of which are well-drained, and organically tended.

Petite Ruche translates to "little beehive," which is a very appropriate name, as the vineyards were formerly dedicated to beekeeping.

Tasting Notes

A beautiful nose of red berries, blackcurrant and raspberry followed by a palate with beautiful freshness and roundness.

Grilled and roasted red meats.  Pairs beautifully with roasted lamb or barbecue meats.  Also is nice with pizza, pasta, casseroles, stews and mature strong cheeses.

This Crozes-Hermitage is vinified in cement vats with two pumpings-over per day. Vatting lasts between 3 and 4 weeks after the alcoholic fermentation. Aged in vats.

Grapes: 100% Syrah
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
pH: 3.77
Total Acidity: 4.31 g/L

The soil is composed of high alluvial deposit terraces with a lot of shingle.

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2018 M. Chapoutier Petite Ruche Rouge – 89-90 pts, Wine Advocate – Sale Sheet

2018 M. Chapoutier Petite Ruche Rouge – Vintage Note

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