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Hermitage Blanc Chante Alouette, Maison M. Chapoutier 2020

Subregion France > Rhône > Northern Rhône > Hermitage
Grape VarietyRoussane/Marsanne

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Tasting Notes

Brilliant all the way, the 2020 Hermitage Chante-Alouette Blanc is a white readers should snatch up. All Marsanne from a mix of both granitic sites and more loess sites, brought up a mix of demi-muids and tank, it has a gorgeous perfume of honeyed peach, quince, crushed stone, and toast. With bright acidity, medium to full body, beautiful mid-palate depth, and a great finish, it will benefit from just a few years of bottle age and keep for 15+ years or more. It’s a quintessential Hermitage Blanc. Drink 2024-2042.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, February 2022

Lively and fresh on the nose, quince, citrus and confit fruit notes. Palate fresh but ripe with a confit edge. Adequate fruit but not at all heavy. Some drive on the pristine finish. Drink 2022-2035.

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, December 2021

Chapoutier's blended Hermitage blanc is the 2020 Hermitage Chante-Alouette, which was bottled at the end of August 2021. Almost entirely Marsanne, it boasts scents of gently toasted marshmallow, pear and citrus on the nose. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied and less concentrated than the selections parcellaires wines, but it’s charming and nicely focused, finishing long, vibrant and refreshing. Drink 2021-2035.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, January 2022
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