The name Chapoutier has been present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. Wine grower, wine maker and wine lover, Michel Chapoutier is one of France’s most dynamic wine producers, championing biodynamic viticulture and producing a consistent, impeccably high-quality range of wines from the prominent Northern and Southern Rhône Valley appellations.
Michel Chapoutier is one of the most highly regarded winemakers in France. Since taking over his family firm in 1990 at age 26, Michel Chapoutier has transformed the winery into the leading Rhône Valley producer. He combines the modern and the traditional: crusading for biodynamic winemaking, while expanding operations around the globe and experimenting with cutting edge winemaking techniques.
The best example of this vineyard Michel Chapoutier has yet made is the 2006 Ermitage Les Greffieux. A candidate for perfection, the wine boasts an extraordinary perfume of acacia flowers, black truffle, blueberry and blackberry liqueur in an opulent, fleshy, 1991-ish style. This wine has sweet tannin, fabulous concentration, and a finish that goes on for over a minute. This is a tour de force. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2040. Wine Advocate # 175 Feb 2008 Robert Parker (96-100) Drink: 2012 - 2040
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