The 2014 Vintage
The 2014 vintage benefited from certain favourable weather conditions which helped accelerate vine growth across the Rhone Valley. The warm weather during the spring encouraged healthy ripening for the berries. Though July and August were relatively cool, fantastic warmth in September helped the fruit reach ideal maturity. However, later in the month, certain appellations were affected by the hail storm, and some yields suffered. Overall though, this year was exceptional for Syrah (particularly in the northern Rhone). This has led to the production of very promising wines which show a lot of potential, with fresh, complex aromas and expressive palates.
Explore the below sampling of M. Chapoutier 2014 wines
The Les Granilites is composed 100% Syrah and sourced from a granite-based terroir in the Saint-Joseph appellation. The altitude of the terrain helps to give the wine its freshness. It is known for its great aging potential.Discover Les Granilities 2014 (UK) Discover Les Granilites 2014 (HK)
The red under the L’Ermite label is 100% Syrah, while the white is 100% Marsanne. Both wines come from prime vineyards located on top of Hermitage Hill. The vines are approximately eighty years old, yet still flourishing in the gravelly soil. All the harvests are done carefully by hand.Discover L’Ermite 2014 White (UK) Discover L’Ermite 2014 Red (UK)Discover L’Ermite 2014 White (HK) Discover L’Ermite 2014 Red (HK)
The Grenache plantings for this Chateauneuf-du-Pape enjoy the typical soil and terroir of the region: large, round pebbles and sandy red clay. The harvest is done selectively, by hand, as soon the grapes have reached optimum maturity.Discover Croix de Bois 2014 (UK) Discover Croix de Bois 2014 (HK)