Friday, March 24, 2017
Mathilde Chapoutier Live! by Philip S. Kampe
Thanks for your many emails regarding what Mathilde Chapoutier looks like. I chose to focus on her wine in my previous article, leaving Matilde only as the winemaker-label designer-marketer and one person show.
As you can see from these images, certainly not the best photos of Mathilde, she is young, lively and acts care free.
The majority of Rose drinkers are not concerned with what grapes are used in the wine making process. Mathilde is and her 2016 Grand Ferrage is not your usual rose. The wine is made from many grapes, specifically Grenache (50%), Syrah (20%) and a mixture of Cinsault, Vermentino and Clairette.
Ask your wine merchant to order her wine if you don't find it. It is a small production wine that is in the Terlato Wines portfolio. The 2016 was released on 10 January and has received numerous accolades.
To describe the wine is simple, bright acidity, velvety with hints of peach, nectarine and apricot that create a freshness and finesse on the palate.