M. Chapoutier Sicamor

AOP Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône

Tasting Notes

A concentrated nose with notes of spice, black pepper, cloves and black fruit gums. On the palate, it is nice and light with velvety tannins and finish of ripe black fruits, cedar, concentrated juice and tapenade.

Perfect with pizza, pasta, casseroles and hearty stews. Also enjoyable with mature, strong cheese, as well as Asian inspired dishes.

Traditional vinification using destemmed grapes. Fermentation lasts 10 days in rough concrete tanks. Maceration lasts 4 - 5 weeks. The barrels used are demi-muids previously used for 4 - 5 fills. It spends 12 months in the barrel and then 6 months in concrete tank to further hone its structure.

A blend of different terroirs. Coarse-grained stony granite on the western side of the Hermitage hill. Puddingstone on the eastern side of the Hermitage hill. Terrace of river alluvium in the “Les Chassis” area.

Grapes: 100% Syrah
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
pH: 3.87
Total Acidity: 5.1 g/L
Certifications: Organic/Biodynamic

  • 2022-01-20



    Wine Advocate, January 2022

    "The cedar, vanilla and wood spice-scented 2019 Crozes-Hermitage Sicamor backs those notes with copious black cherries and blackberries. A blend of three different terroirs (granite, puddingstone and argille-galets), it's full-bodied, concentrated and richly tannic, with a long, velvety finish. Purists will say it's oaky and a bit generic, but quibbles aside, it's a tasty glass of wine for drinking over the rest of this decade."

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2019 M. Chapoutier Sicamor – 92-94pts, Jeb Dunnuck – Sale Sheet

2019 M. Chapoutier Sicamor – Vintage Note

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