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2004 Maison Chapoutier Hermitage Blanc Chante Alouette
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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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2004 Maison Chapoutier Hermitage Blanc Chante Alouette

Producer: Maison Chapoutier
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Marsanne
Origin: France
Region: Rhone
Appellation: Hermitage

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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2007

($70) Bright gold. Ripe, honeyed peach and pear on the nose, with a salty mineral undertone. Round and sweet, with powerful, leesy peach and apricot flavors and a juicy quality to the finish. This is drinking well now.

92 Points | Wine Spectator

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