2017 Ermitage le Meal Blanc
2017 Ermitage le Meal Blanc from Chapoutier, Rhone
Masterfully curated by Chapoutier, the 2017 vintage of Ermitage le Meal Blanc unveils an evocative narrative of a vintage that effortlessly blends sophistication with subtle hints of audacity. Each sip restores faith in Rhone's adept crafting capabilities and reaffirms why this region is greatly respected and celebrated among fine wine investors.
A Dramatic Ode to the Rhone Terroir
The 2017 Ermitage le Meal Blanc presents an honest reflection of the whims of weather patterns and unique terroir of the Rhone in that year. A warm growing season precipitated an early harvest, the result - concentrated and nuanced flavors, encapsulating the bona fide spirit of Rhone.
The dance between balance and power in this particular vintage is akin to a well-rehearsed ballet - a testament to Chapoutier’s capacity to harness the unpredictability of nature and turn it into liquid art.
Vibrant Variances Define the Vintage
The impressionable Marsanne grape took center stage in this vintage, imbuing the wine with exotic flavours; lush overtones of ripe peach are interwoven with discreet splashes of honeyed pear and blossom. Commendably, the Chapoutier winemaking team has finessed a deft use subtle oak-aging to impart indulgent hints of toasted almond and sweet spices, creating a smoky veil that lends another layer of complexity.
No less than the hallmark minerals, courtesy of Rhone's granitic soils, reverberate in symbiotic harmony with plush viscosity, crafting a tasteful crescendo on the palate.
An Investment in Delight
With an impressive demonstration of skill, the exemplary 2017 vintage of Ermitage le Meal Blanc from Chapoutier brings forth both gastronomic pleasure and investment merit. Its masterful composition ensures it will continue to age with grace, enhancing its allure to the discerning wine investor. A unique opportunity to partake in Rhone's rich vinous history and future prosperity.
Striking the chord of balance between opulent fruit expression and crisp acidity, this compelling 2017 vintage is irrefutable evidence of Chapoutier’s rhythm with the Rhone. It represents an investment towards a captivating journey of taste, wealth and heritage.
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