Chapoutier, or Maison M. Chapoutier, is a winery and negociant business situated in Tain-l'Hermitage in the Rhone region in France. This is one of the oldest companies in the Rhone 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.
As the selected vines are planted in Miocene sands and limestone scree of altitude 200 for 450 metres, they are subject to a wide range of temperatures over the day which gives the wine its freshness.
Harvesting is carried out at night, by machine, to limit oxidation and preserve the aromatic qualities. Total destemming followed by a gentle pressing. Cold static settling. Low temperature alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats. The wine is protected from oxygen to preserve its aromatic potential.
The nose is expressive with aromas of white flowers, particularly Jasmine, peach and exotic fruits. The palate is rich and balanced with plenty of volume and a zingy, saline finish.
Pair with shrimps or a fresh goat’s cheese salad.