Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that was raised in a mix of demi-muids and concrete tanks, the 2013 Cotes de Roussillon Latour de France Visitare Interiore Terra ( V I T ) has a top class bouquet of dried flowers, potpourri, leather, dusty soils and tons of sweet red fruits. Complex, nuanced and layered, this beauty is full-bodied, ripe and incredibly well textured, especially in the vintage. It’s already drinking get, yet will keep through 2025.
94 points, Wine Advocate (April 2016)
M. Chapoutier is a renowned producer in the northern Rhône valley, producing a diverse array of benchmark wines from the region’s most prestigious appellations. The Chapoutier family has roots in the region dating from 1808; however it is under the current leadership of winemaker Michel Chapoutier that quality at the estate has soared. Since taking over the family firm, Michel Chapoutier has overseen the dramatic transformation of the estate’s vineyards to biodynamic practices. Winemaking philosophy has also changed significantly with a more sensitive oak regime now in place to allow the wine’s character to show through. The wines are also bottled unfined and unfiltered. M.Chapoutier is famous both for the "téte de cuvées" wines from old vine vineyards including La Mordorée and Hermitage La Pavillon and its range of rare Sélections Parcellaires; celebrated single-vineyard wines from the Northern Rhone’s most site, the Hill of Hermitage.