Meet the Winemaker (Episode 33): Michel Chapoutier, M. Chapoutier
Debra catches up with wine legend, Michel Chapoutier, the seventh generation of the Chapoutier wine dynasty of the Northern Rhone, France. Michel took the reins at M Chapoutier at just 26 years of age in 1990, and has since vastly improved the quality of wines to its highly acclaimed status today. At Hong Kong’s Vinexpo in May, Debra asks Michel about his reputation as the “wild man” of Rhone Valley because of his drive for innovation and difference in his wines, labelling and agricultural methodologies. They discuss the whites of the Rhône Valley, Michel’s latest experimentation, wine ageing and more.