One of the wines of the vintage, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde Rectificando Invenies (Ri) is comprised of 100% Syrah and raised all in demi-muids. Coming from the decomposed granite soils around the village of Lesquerde, its deep purple color is followed by serious, backward notes of graphite, spicy oak, pepper and crushed rock. Possessing thrilling purity, a multi-dimensional, layered mouthfeel and ripe tannin, it needs 2-3 years of cellaring and will keep through 2028.
97 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.