2017 m. chapoutier, cote rotie, neve
Why We're Buying
Combine one of the most prestigious appellations in France and one of its most lauded wine producers, and you get M. Chapoutier Côte Rôtie Neve. The syrah comes from sun-baked vineyards, contributing to its timelessness and elegance. While investors can see returns after three to five years of cellaring, this red wine achieves its full potential after more than two decades of aging.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From a rocky, mica-schist lieu-dit that's only recently been showing up on single-vineyard wines, Chapoutier's 2017 Cote Rotie Neve is a bold, full-bodied and powerful example of the appellation. Blueberry and boysenberry fruit is couched in rich, velvety tannins, followed by a long, lingering finish. Impressive.
From a vineyard just near Viallière and Grandes Places, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Neve is brought up all in barrels, 25% or less being new, which is the same élevage as the Mordorée. Nevertheless, it shows a very different personality compared to the Mordorée, with more minerality, austerity, tannins, and structure. Blackberries, currants, scorched earth, and graphite notes as well as incredible minerality all give way to a backward, concentrated, structured, beast of a Côte Rôtie. There are just 181 cases made, but it’s stunning stuff worth seeking out.