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French Wine, Rhone Valley
About M. Chapoutier
The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhone Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Polydor CHAPOUTIER was the first to begin to buy vines, thus moving from the status of wine-grower of an estate to that of a viticulturist, a wine producer and a businessman. The pioneering spirit was already present in the family.
Seven generations later we find Michel, forty something, with a real passion for the expression of soils, at the head of this exceptional vineyard firmly anchored in history and traditions. This young, determined man, opting for breakaway solutions, has succeeded in combining the past with daring and creativity.
Love for vines and wine and the awareness of the need to respect the earth and its terroir have led the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER to adopt a biodynamic cultivation method.
This demanding method of cultivation has become a genuine philosophy for the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER. An unflinching desire: ensure that soils are living and as expressive as possible. As to propose an "appellation d'origine contrôlée" is to propose above all an expression of the terroir. This expression, a transmutation of mineral to plant, can only exist with a terroir that is in good condition, a terroir that is alive.