Founded in 1808, Maison Chapoutier covers 360 hectares spread over several areas and appellations of the Rhone Valley.
Located at Train l'Hermitage, the estate has been managed by Michel Chapoutier since 1990, a passionate heir. The house has chosen to convert all the vineyards to biodynamic agriculture, a strict culture that allows the soil to live and express itself, allowing the expression of a terroir.
Among the 130 hectares of AOC Hermitage in the Rhône, Maison Chapoutier is the largest farmer with 34 hectares.
Maison Chapoutier also owns Domaines in Alsace, Roussillon, Portugal and Australia.
The Chapoutier family's motto is "Fac et spera" which means "do and hope". This coat of arms refers to the patience that this job requires and the daring of the winemaker, necessary in the culture, selection and development of wine.
Since 1996, Braille has been featured on all M.Chapoutier labels, in tribute to Maurice Monier of Sizeranne, inventor of the first version of abbreviated Braille.
The M.Chapoutier house is present on the best soils of the appellations: Ardèche, Côte-Rotie, Condieu, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, St. Joseph, Châteauneuf-du-pape, Roussillon, Banyuls and Tricastin.
Among the wines of the house, we selected "Pavillon" 2012, an exceptional 100% Syrah produced in the Hermitage appellation.
We also enjoyed "Barbe Rac" 2012, a 100% Grenache red wine grown in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.