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.
The entire AOP (PDO) area nestles in the heart of the Luberon Regional Nature Park. Here, the vines grow in sandy-clay soil at an altitude of 350 metres. The surrounding mountains create a nice range of temperatures which helps concentrate the colouring matter in the grapes, while preserving the wine’s “bite”.
Traditional vinification in concrete tanks. The alcoholic fermentation is temperature controlled to preserve the fresh fruit flavours. Short pumping over every day at regular intervals. The maceration lasts about three weeks. The wine is aged for 6 months in concrete vats.
Complex and fine with notes of black fruit (blackberry/blackcurrant) on the nose. The palate is fruity with lovely notes of liquorice and silk tannins, creating a precise and elegant wine with lovely freshness.
Pair with sausages, cheese or with butternut squash/pumpkin recipies.