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Maison M. Chapoutier

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Maison M. CHAPOUTIER’s history starts in 1808 when Maison Calvet & Co. was created. Sold to Octave Calvet and Frédéric Vogelgesang, the company was eventually purchased by Rodolphe Delépine in 1883. As a result of this purchase, Marius Chapoutier founded the Delépine and Chapoutier company with Rodolphe in 1897 and began exporting the wines to the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Germany. Rodolphe Delépine retired in 1922 and Marius changed the name to Maison Chapoutier & Co. Following the creation of a new winery in 1929, he changed the name once again to M. CHAPOUTIER. Following Marius’ death in 1937, his son Marc took over to manage the estate. The first parcel selections were created in 1989 by winemaker Michel Chapoutier. Over the years, the estate has purchased vineyards in other countries, including their first in 1998 in Victoria, Australia. They also have properties in Portugal, Spain, Germany, and in several regions in France.  Since 1996, the estate has made its wines accessible to the blind and visually impaired. To pay tribute to Maurice Monier de la Sizeranne, inventor of the first version of abbreviated Braille in 1882, all of M. CHAPOUTIER’s labels bear a Braille inscription. Maurice Monier de la Sizeranne lost his sight at the age of 9 and is the founder of the Valentin-Haüy Association for the blind and visually impaired. His family owned plots of land in Hermitage, which the Chapoutier family bought in the early XXth century. The wines from this parcel are also called Monier de la Sizeranne.  M. CHAPOUTIER is one of the most admired French wine brands in the world. Today, Corinne and Michel Chapoutier have been joined by Mathilde and Maxime to perpetuate the tradition of the estate.

Grape varieties

  • Marsanne 8%

  • Grenache 26%

  • Viognier 8%

  • Shiraz 50%

  • Clairette 8%