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Rhone Valley

Chapoutier - Ermitage - Pavillon - Rouge - 2020

Characteristics

Country / Region: Rhône Valley

Vintage: 2020

Name: AOP Ermitage

Grape variety: 100% Syrah

Alcohol: 14.5 vol.

Color: Red

Capacity: 75 cl

AWARDS

House cited in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2023 (RVF)
House rated 5 stars in the Guide Bettane + Desseauve 2023
Robert Parker : 98-100/100

Wine:

From 4 hectares of very special soil with a granite subsoil, the 2020 red Le Pavillon Ermitage is a 100% Syrah harvested at the limit of over-ripeness and aged in oak barrels with one-third new wood, offering the quintessence of its terroir. Notes of warm stone, mocha, and black fruits, bonded in an extremely rich texture with ripe tannins, profile a very great wine, an "essence of granite" of superb balance, which is also very intense, deep, and of rare elegance. A great wine of time and emotion, which will outperform its peers and offer superior aging potential. Impressive! Rated 98-100/100 by Parker.

Vinification:

Hand harvested, 100% de-stemmed and vinified in concrete vats, aged from 12 to 18 months in oak barrels, 30% of which are new.

Organic and Biodynamic wine, certified by Demeter.

Color:

Bright red, of good intensity.

Nose:

Aromas of black fruits underlined by notes of mocha and hot pebbles.

Palate:

Deep and silky at the same time, with beautiful ripe flavors of fruit, let yourself be charmed by this high-class wine, with a beautiful balance and a rich and intense texture.

Temperature:

Serve between 16 and 18°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Rib of beef with Bordeaux sauce, venison with Grand Veneur sauce, hare à la Royale or jugged hare.

Cellar aging:

From now until 2045.

Michel Chapoutier is the undisputed star of the Rhone Valley. An outstanding ambassador and precursor of biodynamic viticulture, driven by a vision of great wine, this instinctive winemaker is recognized worldwide; his wines are 100% consistent, delivering the most accomplished expressions of their respective terroirs vintage after vintage. 

In particular, on the Hermitage terroir, his favorite place, where he produces outstanding parcel-based wines in biodynamic viticulture. These wines are the epitome of complexity and refinement and are designed for years of aging.