M. Chapoutier, Belleruche Côtes Du Rhône 2014, Rhone, France
Tasting Note: A good entry-level white Côtes du Rhône that benefits from expert winemaking.
Lemon-to-gold in color this wine has nose of green apple, elderflower, pineapple and lemon peel.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied white blend is tart with medium-intensity green apple and lemon peel flavors showing on the attack.
There are hints of flinty minerality on the midpalate that ultimately complete with a lemony finish.
A white Côtes du Rhône blend with some bite.
Bottle Note: My reference. A permanent objective to work on differences in tastes to bring out the specific tastes, to bring out the specific tastes provided by each local terroir and wine. This is how we could sum up the Chapoutier Estate quest, which has been present in the Rhône Valley since 1808.
Importer: Terlato Wines International, Lake Bluff, Illinois
Tasting Date: February 19, 2017