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Rhone Valley

Chapoutier - Ermitage - Le Méal - Blanc - 2012


Country / Region: Rhône Valley

Vintage: 2012

Name: AOP Ermitage

Grape variety: 100% Marsanne

Alcohol: 14 vol.

Color: White

Capacity: 75 cl


House cited in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2023 (RVF)
House rated 5 stars in the Guide Bettane + Desseauve 2023
Parker Guide: 99/100


The 2012 white Ermitage Le Méal is undoubtedly one of the greatest bottles from this legendary cru. Words hardly do justice to the excellence of this cuvée, the result of a micro-production from vines over 50 years old, cultivated entirely biodynamically. With its remarkable richness, the aromas of candied citrus, acacia, and hazelnut blend into an opulent, rich, and complex texture, topped off with an energetic and lasting finish. Its nearly eternal longevity is just one of many reasons to fall for this exceptional wine. A masterpiece rated 97/100 by Parker.


Hand harvested at very good maturity, the wine is matured in barrels with stirring, bottled 10 to 12 months after the harvest.


Golden yellow, bright.


Aromas of candied citrus and hazelnut mingling with notes of acacia.


Opulent and complex, this wine will delight you with its energetic and persistent finish.


Serve between 10 and 12°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Calf sweetbreads with cream sauce, roasted poultry with truffles, lobster with beurre blanc.

Cellar aging:

From now until 2040

Michel Chapoutier stands as an undisputed star of the Rhône Valley, boasting an extraordinary catalog of wines all his own. An eminent ambassador and pioneer of biodynamic farming, driven by a vision of great wine, this instinctive winemaker enjoys global recognition; his wines consistently deliver the most refined expressions of their respective terroirs.

This is particularly true for the terroir of Hermitage, his favored land, where he crafts legendary single-vineyard cuvées using biodynamic methods. These wines represent the pinnacle of complexity and sophistication, designed for aging, and are without equal.