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M. Chapoutier's Story
Members of the Chapoutier family have been working in the Rhône Valley since 1808. A distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, was the first to buy vines here, shifting from being a simple grape grower to making and trading his own wine. The pioneering spirit was already part of the family tradition.
Seven generations later we find Michel Chapoutier, forty something, with a real passion of the expression of soils, at the head of this exceptionnal vineyard firmly anchored in history and traditions.
Today maison M. Chapoutier continues to further its legacy as a benchmark for the industry in general: the biodynamic model created by Michel in the 1990s has become the standard by which the entire biodynamic industry is measured in contemporary Europe.
Most thought twenty-six-year-old Michel daring when he converted his family’s legendary estate to new methods of growing and winemaking. Today, his peers continue to view him as an innovator, leader, forward-thinker, and risk-taker who changed the course of French winemaking for the better.
This young, determined man, opting for breakway solutions, has succeeded in combining the past with daring and creativity.
From this union stems the wealth and generosity of maison M. CHAPOUTIER.