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A new video with Michel in which he reflects on the role of chemicals & biodynamics in winemaking

Please click here (or the image below) for Michel’s new webinar.

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“Your best wines are never the consequence of your genius” Michel interviewed by WineSearcher

“Your best wines are never the consequence of your genius,” says Michel Chapoutier in an interview with WineSearcher.com, “but the consequence of hazard [chance].”

“You live your life chasing the luck you had when you made some amazing wines,” says Michel. “You speak to old winemakers and ask them: ‘What is the best wine you ever made?’ They will tell you and then if you ask: ‘Why didn’t you make it again?’ they say there was some climatological reason but nothing different in the winery.”

Click here for this truly compelling Q&A with Michel, published last week on WineSearcher.com.

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Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier featured on The Daily Meal

Here’s what The Daily Meal’s wine writer Gabe Sasso had to say about the 2012 Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz:

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier 2012 Shiraz/Viognier — Composed of 95% Shiraz and 5% Viognier, this wine was produced from fruit sourced in Central Victoria… Violet aromas dominate the nose of this wine, though lighter notes emerge as well due to the lift the Viognier provides. Plums and raspberry flavors light up the nose along with hints of savory herbs. Smoked meat characteristics, earth, and plenty of spices are all part of the finish. This is a gorgeous example of Shiraz highlighted by the soft, lush, and velvety mouth feel.

Please click here for the complete review.

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M. Chapoutier featured in Robb Report “best of the best”

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“The M. Chapoutier 2010 Ermitage L’Ermite,” writes Robb Report editor-in-chief Brett Anderson in the publication’s “Best of the Best” issue, “stuns the senses with aromas of sun-warmed wild blackberries, sweet tobacco, and charred bread, as well as flavors of ripe plum, hoisin, and game meat layered over a massive structure.”

This is the second consecutive year that an M. Chapoutier wine has been featured in the magazine’s “Best of the Best.”

Please click here for the complete review.

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Belleruche Rosé featured in Real Simple magazine

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We are thrilled to share the news that M. Chapoutier Belleruche rosé is featured in the June 2014 issue of Real Simple magazine in an article on Rosé 101 and “how to decode rosé.”

Please click here for the complete article.

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Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier featured in Wine Spectator Savvy Shopper & Buying Guide

From the June issue of Wine Spectator (including the Savvy Shopper guide and Buying Guide);

Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier Victoria 2012
90 points

Vibrant, expressive and distinctive, with citrus and mineral overtones around a core of blueberry and spice, lingering on the taut finish.
Best from 2016 through 2020.—Harvey Steiman

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Ermitage Les Greffieux: “depth and power but stays remarkably refined, 95 points”

Wine Spectator’s “Pick of the Day” (May 7, 2014):

M. CHAPOUTIER Ermitage Les Greffieux 2011
95 points

Offers a mouthfilling, brambly feel, with dark plum, steeped blackberry and mulled boysenberry fruit at the core, backed by anise, singed mesquite and black tea notes that give the finish a perfumy caste. Has depth and power but stays remarkably refined. Best from 2016 through 2030. 13 cases imported.—James Molesworth

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M. Chapoutier featured at Wine & Spirits Top of the List event May 1

Three wines by M. Chapoutier will be featured this year at the prestigious Wine & Spirits Magazine Top of the List Event and Tasting.

They include La Bernardine 2011, Petite Ruche Rouge 2012, Belleruche Rouge 2012.

Event details and registration info:

Wine & Spirits Magazine 6th Annual Top of the List Event
Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, NY 10011

Please click here to purchase tickets.

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Bill St. John: Sizeranne “as suave as a chamois rub”

Here’s what Bill St. John, one of the top wine writers working in the U.S. today, had to say about the 2011 M. Chapoutier Sizeranne in yesterday’s Chicago Tribune (please click here for the complete article):

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Forbes recommends M. Chapoutier Sizeranne as top biodynamic wine

“Chapoutier is believed to possess the largest portfolio of organic and biodynamic wines in the world,” writes Katie Kelly Bell, wine writer for Forbes magazine. “The [2011 Michel Chapoutier] Sizeranne, Hermitage is an earthy, woodsy wine with warm spice and currant on the palate. Minerality, fine tannins and mouth-watering acidity give it a powerful elegance. This was one of the first wines to use braille on the label. Count Sizeranne is credited as the inventor of Braille.”

Click here for Bell’s article, “Why Biodynamic Wines Are Better For You: Six To Try Now.”