2011 Occultum Lapide, M. Chapoutier

By on March 12, 2014

Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages, France

This is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, grown in schistous and limestone – rich soils; blueberry, raspberry, smoky – savoury – green coffee with an undercurrent of intriguing musk and animalité nuances on its bouquet; full bodied yet it feels light and elegant on the palate, with crisp acidity and a long and firm, spicy – vinous finish; a real wine; biodynamic; perfect to accompany rack of lamb, turducken, or venison; and available @lcbo right now; buy without any hesitation, this, or any other wines made by Michel Chapoutier; luckily, quite few in Vintages at the moment; santé !!

wwzoltanimagejpeg_2 (Image: Selfie of Zoltan Szabo with the wine maker himself, Michel Chapoutier)


Zoltan Szabo

About Zoltan Szabo

Zoltan Szabo is one of the most recognizable personalities of the Canadian Sommelier scene. For over twenty years in the industry and three continents – wide resume, he has garnered international recognition. Clients include the Tokaj Renaissance, Wine Council of Ontario, Skyline Boutique Hotels & Resorts and Trump International Hotel, just to mention a few. With TV, radio and video blog appearances by the dozen throughout the years, Szabo had become a mainstay character of the global wine trade. He consults, writes, educates and judges for some of the most elite organizations, competitions and media forums. Member of the Canadian Wine Writers’ Circle, Zoltan also voices his opinion about wine and the finer aspects of life over social media outlets @zoltanszabo

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