A Vintage Expedition
Join us on a journey through time as we kick the tires and contrast some of history’s best expressions. The old world of wine offers styles that still survive, and they are the engines that drive many of today’s modern vintages. This November, we will explore tradition, all the while setting our sights forward on an unpaved path.
Michel Chapoutier • 2012, Hermitage, La Petite Ruche, Rhône, FR
What is terroir? This Rhône warrior will tell you, whether you want him to or not. After taking over his family estate at the humble age of 26, Michel Chapoutier made a meteoric rise to success. His ventures now stretch across 28 sites, pioneering new partnerships and innovative practices all over the world along the way. In fact, his winery was the first to print braille on its wine labels. With all of Michel's accomplishments, there is a great deal of respect for his origins, his region and those that are special in his life, new friends and old. His perseverance has been a beacon for winemakers looking to follow in his footsteps. "Le vin naît du ciel et de la terre... de l'amour qu'on lui porte" (Wine is born from the sky and the earth... and the love one carries for it.) - Chapoutier