Marius by Michel Chapoutier 2020 Avenue de la Gare Syrah

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Marius by Michel Chapoutier 2020 Avenue de la Gare Syrah
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It is rare to find really great value reds from the Northern Rhone, normally they carry a premium. This however, is superb value. All the spice and blackberry notes of Syrah in a more controlled and elegant style

Origin
Producer
Grape Varieties

100% Syrah

Maturity

Drink 2022 - 2026+

Viticulture

Conventional

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 13%

The Producer

M Chapoutier

M. Chapoutier

M Chapoutier has its roots in the Rhone Valley dating back to 1808, but its reputation excellence begins with the arrival of Michel Chapoutier in 1990. Chapoutier converted all the domaine's vineyards to biodynamics and attracted huge attention from the press, his greatest advocate being Robert Parker. Not willing to rest on his laurels, Chapoutier has set about acquiring new vineyards, expanding beyond his home turf in the Rhone valley: Heathcote in Australia, Alsace, and slightly closer to home, Domaine Bila Haut in Roussillon.

The Region

Rhone Valley

Rhone Valley

The Rhône Valley wine region follows the Rhône river from just south of Lyon in the North to its delta on the Mediterranean coast. The region can roughly be divided into two parts: The Northern Rhone, where Syrah dominates the reds, and the Southern Rhone, where the reds are almost always blends, but with Grenache Noir the dominant variety.

The region is also know for its whites, with the tiny AOC of Condrieu being the spiritual home of Viognier, and the Marsanne / Roussanne wines of Hermitage, St Joseph and others.

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