Spend £50 for Free Leeds Delivery & £150 for Free UK Mainland Delivery

M. Chapoutier Costieres de Nimes La Ciboise Rouge

M. Chapoutier Costieres de Nimes La Ciboise Rouge

Chapoutier, or Maison M. Chapoutier, is a winery and négociant business situated in Tain-l'Hermitage in the Rhône region in France. This is one of the oldest companies in the Rhône Valley, driven by Michel Chapoutier – the biodynamic pioneer of the region.

La Ciboise (lah see-BWAHZ) is the name of Michel Chapoutier’s grandfather’s home. Located right in the center of the town of Tain l’Hermitage, La Ciboise was the energetic center of Chapoutier family life where children and relatives used to meet regularly. Similarly, these new wines from the M. Chapoutier portfolio are intended to be enjoyed with friends and family to celebrate everyday life. Costiéres de Nîmes is the most southerly appellation of the Rhone wine region in southeastern France. The wines of the area are reputed to have been consumed by the Ancient Greeks and thus figure among the oldest known wines in the world.

Vineyards

The soil is made up of pebbles deposited by the Rhône river during the Quaternary Period and referred to locally as “Gress”. The vines develop a very deep rooting system, digging down as far as the layers of clay.

Vinification

The grapes are picked at phenolic maturity and harvested by machine. After destemming, the grapes are fermented in concrete tanks for three to four weeks. Each grape variety is vinified separately using traditional maceration. After a daily tasting, the wine will either be pumped over or left to rest, in order to gently extract the aromatic components, anthocyanins and tannins. At the end of alcoholic fermentation, the temperature is allowed to increase to 30-33°C to assist the polymerization of the tannins. 6 months in concrete tank.

Tasting Notes

The nose is intense with notes of ripe fruit (blackcurrants/raspberries). The palate is delicious and full. The ripe fruit and soft spices come through again on the palate. Pronounced yet soft, delicate tannins.

Close (esc)

Fancy 10% off wine and beers?

Set up an account, join the mailing list and recieve a code for 10% off wine and beer (FOREVER). No funny business, just the ocasional email about offers and tastings every now and then (we hate spam and dont have much time).

Get signed up

Age verification

By entering this website you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now