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 (Jasper Hill) in central Victoria, and at Heathcote, north of Melbourne, on a very unusual, early Cambrian soil.
REGION OF PRODUCTION
Victoria - Heathcote
Red soil from the Cambrien period
The grapes are hand-harvested by the end of March
AGES OF VINES
BEHIND THE WINES
M. Chapoutier and Ron Laughton
Ron Laughton and Michel Chapoutier–two avant-garde winemakers, charismatic individuals and innovative leaders in organic and biodynamic philosophy.