The Wines of Michel Chapoutier by Jean-Charles Chapuzet, Thierry Desseauve, Michel Bettane
In 1989, 26-year-old Michel Chapoutier took the reins of his family’s legendary winegrowing estate in the Rhone Valley, and within a few years Chapoutier wines were regarded as among the best in the world. Today, extraordinary Chapoutier wines are produced not only in the Rhone Valley, but also in the Roussillon region of France and in Australia. This book explores the all-consuming passion of the winemaker, the saga of his house, and the nature of his wines. The book includes lush photographs of the Chapoutier family, vineyards, winemaking process, as well as tasting notes of all the Chapoutier vintages, with comments and analysis by French wine authorities Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve, authors of Bettane and Desseauve’s Guide to the Wines of France.