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    Sale 12269

    Fine Wines and Spirits: Featuring the Exceptional Collection of Jay Stein

    21 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 782

    Chapoutier, Ermitage Blanc, Cuvée de l'Orée 2004

    12 bottles per lot

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    CHAPOUTIER FAC ET SPERA
    Two words that sum up all the patience and daring that this art demands: patience in relation to nature which presides; daring for the winemaker, who observes, chooses and assists. These are the words that represent the Chapoutier ethos. Michel Chapoutier is one of the most highly regarded winemakers in France. Taking over the family firm founded in 1808, at age 26, Michel Chapoutier was in 1990 at the end of a long line of succession. Under his stewardship he transformed a rather traditional and commercial enterprise into a leading Rhône Valley producer recognized the world over. He combines the modern and the traditional: crusading for biodynamic winemaking, while expanding operations around the globe and experimenting with cutting edge winemaking techniques. Chapoutier now produces the most diverse and complex wines to be found in the northern Rhône. All the vineyards are now run on biodynamic principles, with the grapes in Hermitage and Châteauneuf du Pape being totally destemmed prior to fermentation. Previously, Chapoutier wines were criticized for the length of time they spent in old wood - Michel Chapoutier has thrown out the old chestnut foudres and now the wines spend a maximum of 18 months in small oak casks, up to a third of which are new. Chapoutier’s wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered to help preserve their character.
    Chapoutier, Ermitage Blanc, Cuvée de l'Orée 2004
    Rhône
    In two six-bottle original wooden cases
    12 bottles per lot


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