M. Chapoutier's vineyard is rooted in a stony schist soil and benefits from exceptional atmospheric conditions. Moreover, the rare stormy showers which water this exceptional land, still hand worked, are quickly evacuated by an unique and efficient system. Members of the Chapoutier family have been working in the Rhone valley since 1808, a distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, was the first to buy vines here, shifting from being a simple grape grower to making and trading his own wine. Chapoutier wines are the finest Rhone Valley appellation wines. From the Cote rotie, through Hermitage down to the Cotes du rhone, the aim of Chapoutier is to offer the best portrait of the terroir.
The The family motto is “Fac et Spera” – do and hope – says it all. Two words that sum up all the patience and daring that this art demands: patience in relation to nature which presides; daring for the winemaker, who observes, chooses and assists. The wine will be the faithful expression of this alchemy.