9 July 2018 • Heritage Cellars

Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche Rouge 2016, M.Chapoutier

The 2016 vintage in the Rhône has been highly praised, from an extremely good vintage in the Northern Rhone to possibly the greatest vintage in 30-40 years in the Southern Rhone. Michel Chapoutier describes it as follows –

An outstanding vintage! This year was full of surprises and will remain ingrained in our memories due to its unpredictable weather! It was a true winemakers’ vintage and the month of September made it what it is. This outstanding year brought us classic Ermitages and exceptional Châteauneuf-du-Pape!”

While we wait for these wines to become available Chapoutier’s always reliable Côtes du Rhône Belleruche offers a tantalising glimpse into the treasures that await us!

“The Belleruche cuvée has been on a qualitative roll over the past few years, and the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Belleruche is no exception. Classic notes of black raspberries, wild strawberries, spice, and pepper give way to a supple, textured, balanced and undeniably delicious red that’s ideal for drinking over the coming 2-4 years. 89 points” Jeb dunnuck, Jebdunnuck.com, 19th october 2017

Côtes-du-Rhône Belleruche Rouge 2016, M.Chapoutier £9.75