When it comes to choosing a wine there are a few staple wineries on my personal list. These are wineries that whether it be a new vintage or a new blend, they just seem to never disappoint. M. Chapoutier, a winery located in the Rhone region of France, is one of those wineries and my wine pick today is their M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes du Rhône Grenache/Syrah 2013.
M. Chapoutier produces wines made from the grapes harvested from vineyards throughout the Rhône region, and this variety undoubtedly aids in the wines they produce. Reds are often complex and wonderful on the mouth and the whites a well-balanced and refreshing treat. Another neat fact about M. Chapoutier is that they were the first winery to add braille to their wine labels in 1994.
On colour, the M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes du Rhône Grenache/Syrah 2013 holds a silken ruby hue. On the nose, strawberry, black pepper and cherry are present. On the palate, and you’re in for a treat here, you’ll note some chestnut, spice, cherry, and some mineral amongst well-tempered tannins. This is a fantastic and complex red blend that continues to impress sip after sip, as it further develops.
M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes du Rhône Grenache/Syrah 2013 sits high up on my list as a wine not only worthy of your everyday fall escapades, but also because it is undoubtedly great value for the money.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $16.95
We gave this wine a score of 4.5 out of 5