The vineyards of Michel Chapoutier represent about 360 hectares of cultivated vines in France, Australia and Portugal. This grand empire did not form overnight, but its origins span over a century of history. What sets Chapoutier apart are his ôSélections Parcellaires,ö or wines made from specific selected single plot vineyards. It is a drastic choice in a commitment to excellence û one that releases his wines from being bound to the dictates of blending. Thus, the policy of parcel selections intends to restore the supremacy of terroir over man.