Alti Wine Club Recommendation: M. CHAPOUTIER "LE PAVILLON" Rouge BIO 2009 offers the opportunity to acquire a great vintage of an iconic Rhone Valley wine. The year of 2009 has produced this exceptional Ermitage wine among the best Syrah in the world. We expect prices to continue to rise accordingly in later vintages even if they have risen significantly, creating value in back vintages and in particular in the 2009 vintage, in turn increasing demand. This price escalator is the reason to be investing in ‘’Le Pavillon 2009’’.

The 2009 vintage has been rated 100 points R.Parker Wine Advocate.
WINE: Le Pavillon 2009 SCORE: (100-100)

Grape variety
Syrah. The age of the vines (65 years on average) guarantees a very high-quality production.

This plot has an area of approximatively 4 ha. It has given its name to this plot selection and has a particular geology. This soil is made up with sediments on a fine layer being on a granitic subsoil.

Grapes are hand-harvested to the limit of over maturity. Due to their age, these vines give low yields. Totally destemmed, the grapes ferment in concrete tanks. From one to two daily treadings ensure a good extraction. The temperature of fermentation does not exceed 32°C. Maceration lasts between 4 and 5 weeks, to obtain a polymerization of tannins. Only the free-run wine is used for this single vineyard. Maturing The wine is matured in oak casks (with a 30% average proportion of new ones) between 18 and 20 months. The clarification is natural.

Colour: deep garnet red with purple lights. Nose: tarry and smoky, raspberry, blackberry, walnut, liquorice. Palate: complex, strong attack, velvety and balanced, long final, liquorice, tobacco, cocoa.
According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 year

M. CHAPOUTIER - Overview: History M.Chapoutier company was founded in 1808 and in 1990 Michel Chapoutier at the head of the company began to apply his belief in biodynamic cultivation. At the turning of the century in 1998 M. Chapoutier buys his first winegrowing estate in Australia, then in Rousillon France, then in Portugal and then in Spain, investing millions. Team Chapoutier today includes Matilde and Maxime and a new generation with Corinne and Michel Chapoutier to perpetuate the tradition of a family business.