(From 2012 Vintage)
One of the world's greatest winemakers, Michel Chapoutier works tirelessly to perfect the art of winemaking through expression of the soil, the variety and the vintage. "Petite Ruche" means "little beehive," so named as the vineyards were formerly used for bee keeping. The vineyards of Crozes-Hermitage surround the great Hermitage Hill. Sometimes called a "down-sized Hermitage" La Petite Ruche" is all freshness and easy enjoyment from younger vines.
Deep reddish purple in color with aromas of red fruits and blackcurrant, M. Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage "La Petite Ruche" has a fresh jammy flavor with a bold fruit finish and will pair well with roasted vegetables, meats, turkey and game birds.
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Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/12/2013