M Chapoutier masterclass: DFWE NYC 2024

M Chapoutier New York DFWE NYC 2024Michel Chapoutier, of the Rhône’s M Chapoutier winery, presented eight Hermitage wines at DFWE NYC 2024 with Decanter’s Natalie Earl.

As the sun glimmered on the Hudson River, glinting off skyscrapers and filling the 60th floor of the Manhatta building with light, masterclass guests hung on legendary Rhône winemaker Michel Chapoutier’s every word.

Head of his family’s M Chapoutier winery, he launched into an impassioned, swooping discussion, weaving soil analysis, ampelography, the golden ratio, epigenetics (the ability of the plant to adapt its own genetics), the emotional intelligence of plants, rootstocks, vintage conditions, food pairings and his winemaking philosophy into an engaging, compelling and evocative performance.

Only the Jimi Hendrix of wine could capture an audience in such a way.

Scroll down for tasting notes and scores of the eight wines tasted at Decanter’s M Chapoutier…

Source : https://www.decanter.com/premium/m-chapoutier-masterclass-dfwe-nyc-2024-532173/