M. Chapoutier

Cotes du Rhone

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

Under Michel’s leadership, dramatic changes brought world acclaim to his wines. He pruned back
the vineyards and boldly reduced yields from 35 or more hectoliters per hectare (2.6 tons per acre)
to 25 hectoliters per hectare (1.8 tons per acre) for both red and white wines. Michel went further,
launching a crusade against chemicals, fertilizers and sprays. He adopted biodynamic and organic
farming techniques in his estate vineyards, harvesting grapes by hand and using only natural yeasts to
produce unfiltered wines.

Today, M. Chapoutier is the only producer to own vineyards in all of the major Rhône appellations.
With Michel’s guidance, the family firm has become the benchmark Rhône wine


2022 ‘La Ciboise’ Blanc

2022 ‘La Ciboise’ Rouge
90 Points – James Suckling

2021 ‘Bila Haut’ Côtes du Rousillon Villages

2021 ‘Belleruche’ Côtes du Rhône

2021 ‘La Bernardine’ Châteauneuf du Pape

2020 ‘Les Meyssoneirs’ Crozes Hermitage

2020 Muscat Beaumes de Venise