M. Chapoutier Belleruche 2016 (France: Rhone, Southern)

Name M. Chapoutier Belleruche 2016
Varietal Cotes du Rhone Blanc
Region France: Rhone, Southern
Notes "This plump, medium-bodied blend of Grenache blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Clairette and Bourboulenc features notes reminiscent of ginger, nectarine and melon, then finishes with fresh, zesty citrus. Drink it through mid-2018." (Wine Enthusiast) "Fairly neutral on the nose, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Blanc offers mere hints of marshmallow, nectarine and pineapple. It's more assertive on the medium-bodied palate, where those flavors come to the fore, joined by lime-like acidity on the finish. Drink it while it's young and fresh." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"Pretty peach and nectarine notes are backed by a light bitter almond hint. Offers a fresh, stony finish. Drink now. 9,000 cases imported." (Wine Spectator)



Scores Press* Points Other  
WE: 88 pts  
WA: 87 pts  
WS: 87 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
14.0 Med Light

WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter