M.Chapoutier boasts some of the most iconic vineyards in the Rhône Valley and in Roussillon, France. Known for its production of esteemed, imported French wines such as Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, M. Chapoutier also produces a range of great Australian wines from the Pyrenees and Heathcote wine regions of Victoria.
Seeking to meet other like-minded winemakers to share knowledge and perfect the art of viticulture, M. Chapoutier laid foundations to establish its impeccable reputation in Australia, thereby building upon its pristine status as masters of viticulture. Its carefully selected vineyards were founded by Michel Chapoutier, who decided to explore the greatest terroirs of Australia in 1998. Chapoutier’s vision for expert winemaking encompasses a deep commitment to extraordinary terroirs and biodynamic viticulture.
M. Chapoutier currently produces shiraz, chardonnay, viognier, riesling, grenache, cabernet sauvignon, and sangiovese varieties from single-vineyard sites and markets them through its Tournon,Terlato and Chapoutier brands.
The picturesque cellar door and winery, located in the heart of Heathcote, is the ideal destination for free, educational wine tasting where visitors can learn about the influence of the different terroirs on the wines while enjoying a delightful cheese platter. Enjoy the opportunity to taste the multi-award-winning French and Australian wines of M. Chapoutier, along with some museum wines, which are opened on special occasions.
Introduced to Australia in 1998, its world-renowned reputation has followed it across the globe. Now, nearly twenty-five years later, M. Chapoutier boasts the most 100-point wines of any winery in the world and has won an abundance of gold medals and trophies worldwide.
M. Chapoutier is built on strong foundations and a philosophy that has driven the company to be the immensely successful and reputable brand that is known today. Its unparalleled knowledge, eagerness to embrace new horizons, and immense respect for the land and terroir that is responsible for producing the elegant and flavourful wines is what will ensure the company’s continued success.
⇐ M. Chapoutier Australia Landsborough Vineyard Chardonnay
Grown at an altitude of 400-metres on quartz soil, this chardonnay is created from organic hand-picked grapes. Fermented with wild yeast in French oak barrels, on the palate this wine balances the fresh stone fruit flavours with the weight and texture provided by the careful oak integration.
⇐ M. Chapoutier Australia Landsborough Vineyard Grenache
Contoured slopes and a prevailing cool southerly allow M. Chapoutier’s organic grenache fruit to riper slowly – maintaining primary fruit flavours of summer berries laced with spice and licorice. The wild yeast fermentation process allows the wine to retain freshness. A bright and delicious wine with a savoury finish.
⇐ M. Chapoutier Australia Shay’s Flat Vineyard Shiraz
Dark and brooding with allspice and dark cherry aromas, this wine is multi-layered and complex with a well-balanced mouthfeel and long finish. Fermented with wild yeast in concrete tanks then aged fifty per cent in French oak barrels for twelve months.
⇐ M. Chapoutier Australia Lady’s Lane Vineyard Shiraz
From Heathcote’s famed 500-million year- old Cambrian soil, the vineyard is dry-grown and low-yielding resulting in this intense wine. Hand-picked fruit, organic and vegan friendly, this wine exhibits a heady mix of dark fruit and coffee with a hint of dark chocolate.
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