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M. Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage Petite Ruche

Wine Details

Varietal

Syrah/Shiraz

Style

Red

Region

France

Wine Description

(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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    smooth bold fruity and spicey. med tannin. very nice. pair with grilled meats. sip or pair w cheeses and smoked cold meats.

    over 2 years
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    very good wine with a slight peppery taste; excellent wine with tuna steaks

    over 6 years
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  • Robert Parker
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/12/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2010 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/07/2011