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2001 Maison Chapoutier Banyuls
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About Maison Chapoutier

Maison Chapoutier, the first n├ęgociant and producer to mark their bottlings with braille, was established in 1879 by Polydor Chapoutier. The business has remained family owned since then and is now run by Michel Chapoutier. His hands off approach to winemaking has lead to a resurgence in quality at Maison Chapoutier, which now produces some of the finest wines in the Rhone region of France.

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2001 Maison Chapoutier Banyuls

Producer: Maison Chapoutier
Style: Sweet Wine
Grape Type: Grenache
Origin: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2004

($32) Good medium red. Roasted plum and red cherry aromas. Sweet, spicy and pliant, with lively, accessible fruit flavors complicated by exotic hints of orange peel and ginger. Not especially complex but nicely ripe and supple. Showing more personality than the 2000 bottling.

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About Languedoc-Roussillon

Until the 1980s the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon were mostly rustic, roasted, and dirt-cheap--of little interest to export markets. But wine production in this sun-drenched, crescent-shaped region hugging the Mediterranean from the Rhone delta to the Spanish border has undergone a sea change in recent years. Today the Languedoc-Roussillon offers...
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Grenache (aka Garnacha)

One of the more versatile red grapes in the world, Grenache thrives in southern France and Spain (where it is known as Garnacha). Ranging in style from light and fruity to deep, brooding and intense; the grape also suits a variety of ambitions: Grenache can be used in inexpensive wines that offer immediate satisfaction, but it is also successful...
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