The House of Chapoutier has a long and proud family tradition dating back to 1808. Today, seven generations later, Michel Chapoutier, carries on this tradition using biodynamic winemaking techniques. Michel Chapoutier’s often daring combination of old and new techniques and his creative solutions to old problems has transformed winemaking in the region, which has received wide international acclaim, including much praise from the respected Mr. Robert Parker. He has the biggest holding in Hermitage and is the largest biodynamic producer in France. The terroir is a living organism and must be reflected through flavours unique to each parcel and vintage rather than strive for a common style. Chapoutier is recognised by their use of Braille on the labels. Maurice Monier de la Sizeranne, owner of the first plot of the Hermitage la Sizeranne – is also the inventor of the first version of abbreviated Braille.