M. Chapoutier

Wines:

MATHILDA BLANC - 2013
MATHILDA ROSÉ - 2015
MATHILDA SHIRAZ - 2013
SHAYS FLAT VINEYARD - 2012
LADY'S LANE - 2012


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Region: Heathcote/Pyrenees - Victoria

Winemaker: Michael Chapoutier

Website: http://www.mchapoutieraustralia.com/

Winery:

In 1997, true to his pioneering spirit, Michel Chapoutier set out to explore the terroirs of the oldest continent.
He wanted to meet people, people like him with a passionate interest in bringing out the true character of vines. A matter of convictions, too, prompting discovery and observation. He found land awaiting its revelation. Michel Chapoutier’s aim is to invent properties, not to follow the example of others. Michel Chapoutier buys land and joins forces with major winemaking families, playing on their complementary know-how and experience. The result is exceptional Shiraz wines, displaying great elegance and mineral purity.

In 2002 he joined forces with Ron and Elva Laughton from Jasper Hill, the iconic estate based in Heathcote, on a very unusual, early Cambrian soil.
Since 2007 he his also working with Rick Kinzbrunner from Giaconda, another iconic estate based in Beechworth, in northeast Victoria, on a granite soil.
Following a successful joint venture with his US importer (Terlato & Chapoutier), Michel Chapoutier bought two other Australian vineyards

Reviews/Awards:


Robert Parker ~ Wine Advocate December 2011
"These Chapouteir wines are sometimes reviewed by my colleagues David Schildknect in his Languedoc-Roussillon report and Lisa Perrotti-Brown in her reviews of Australian wines, so I will just list the wines, my score, and the region from which they emerge. They are of very high quality and deserve readers’ attention. Hopefully my prose has convinced more than a handful of readers to try these remarkable wines from one of the most fascinating and compelling personalities in the entire wine world, and one dedicated to the highest quality."