Chapoutier Fine Eau-de-Vie des Côtes-du-Rhône 1995 Bottle size: 700ml

France, Rhône
R1,825
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(Only 1 left)
Michel Chapoutier has carried his passion for terroir over to the production of exquisite Eaux-de-Vie from the Rhône Valley. In 1985, he tasted his grandfather's brandy from the 1900s for the first time. It was still in barrel! This made him understand the art and importance of slow-ageing.

Tasting notes:
'The Fine Eau-de-Vie is produced from the distillation of our wines. The wines come from the northern and southern terroirs of the Rhône Valley: Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie, Cornas, Châteauneuf-du-Pape... They are distilled “with the lees” in order to confer their typical character and generosity on the eau-de-vie. We carry out our own traditional distillation using a hundred-year-old copper column still. Using our skill, combined with high quality raw material, we can obtain a white eau-de-vie with 70% alc.Vol. via a single batch distillation process, which preserves the aromatic and taste characteristics of the different Rhône Valley terroirs. The white eau-de-vie is then aged for 15 to 20 years in 228 litre barrels (pièces) and 600 litre barrels (demi-muids) of fine-grained French oak which had previously held our finest red and white wines. This ageing adds empyreumatic, spice and tobacco notes to the refined, floral bouquet, and the liquid takes on an intense golden hue with copper tints. The eau-de-vie becomes richer and more complex, with long lingering aromas and flavours on the palate. Over the years, the gradual evaporation of the alcohol (the “angels’ share”) results in a natural reduction of the alcohol to between 40 and 45% alc.Vol.' – Chapoutier


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Producer information Michel Chapoutier is the ultimate overachiever. Not only do his thrilling single-vineyard wines set the benchmark for the entire Rhône Valley, but he also produces some of the best value wines on the planet. With a 200-year history, wines from all corners of the Rhône and supreme quality throughout, Michel Chapoutier is the king of the Rhône Valley. Organic and biodynamic farming principles, together with traditional winemaking in top appellations, produce structured wines with long ageing potential. The wines tend to be generous, but each one speaks of its terroir and shows immaculate balance.
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