Chapoutier Deschants Blanc in a monovarietal Marsannewhite wine produced by M. Chapoutier in Saint-Joseph.
M. Chapoutier is a winery run by the famous winemaker Michel Chapoutier. It was founded in 1808, but it was not until the current head took the reins that it gained world prestige and fame with its wines. The winery has been a precursor of biodynamic cultivation in the Burgundy area, and seeks to ensure that its cultivation and processing techniques and methods respect the natural and territorial cycles.
The soils of the vineyards for Chapoutier Deschants Blanc are granitic and are found on the right bank of the Rhone. They are harvested manually. Once in the cellar, the clusters are pressed whole and the must is statically disgorged cold for 24-48 hours to leave the must clean for fermenting. The fermentation temperature is controlled so that the aromas extracted and generated are pleasant. Part of the must is vinified in barrels and the rest in stainless steel vats. Lastly, it is aged on lees for 7-8 months to give the wine creaminess.
Chapoutier Deschants Blanc is a creamy white wine that is rounded, with body, and with white stone fruit and floral and honeyed memories.