M.Chapoutier / 2012 Hermitage de la Monier de la Sizeranne".

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90 Points / The Wine Advocate issue 216.
M.Chapoutier / 2012 Hermitage de la Monier de la Sizeranne".

COUNTRY/REGION: France/Rhone Valley.

GRAPES: 100% Syrah.


UNIT: 1 x 75cl Bottle.

SOIL: The Hermitage "Monier de la Sizeranne” comes from a blending of different soils from West to East, "les Bessards” from a granitic origin, it constitutes the “soul” of a good Hermitage.

"le Méal” old alluvial terraces, with a lot of gravels and shingles more or less calcareous.

"les Greffieux”: silty soil with shingles.

HARVEST: Hand harvesting at optimal maturity.

WINEMAKING: Entirely destemmed, the grapes ferment in concrete tanks.

From one to two daily treadings ensure a good extraction. Temperature varies between 30 and 33°C.

MATURING: The ageing is performed in oak casks between 12 and 14 months. This gives to the wine woody aromas which are a component of the bouquet.

Several rackings allow a slow and natural clarification.

COLOUR: Deep garnet red, with purplish lights.

NOSE: Red fruit (raspberry, blackcurrant), with a hint of liquorice.

MOUTH: Good attack, round and elegant wine with concentrated and gentle tannins.

The final is on blackcurrant, raspberry and spicy (pepper) aromas when it is young.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.