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Pioneering Winemaker Chapoutier puts Braille on their Wine Label

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth:

In early 2016, M. Chapoutier purchased Château des Ferrages, located in Provence between Aix-en-Provence and Saint-Maximin near the commune of Pourcieux. Ferrages produces Côtes-de-Provence AOP and Côtes-de-Provence Saint-Victoire AOP wines, including a portfolio of red, white, and rosé wines.

…Continue reading here to learn about this winemaker that according to Jill, “Chapoutier is a winemaking powerhouse.” The vineyards that fall under the Maison M. Chapoutier produce wines in several areas of France (Alsace, the Rhône Valley, and l’Occitanie), Portugal and Australia. In her post, Jill describes this group as an “innovation house.”

Chapoutier wines are produced following stringent biodynamic principals, and they all have Braille labels. Learn more about this unique project in the video below.

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Jill Barth

Jill Barth

Jill is a writer whose characters make wine, love wine, and live wine. Research for her forthcoming novel–the story of a Provençal winemaking family during the Second World War–has afforded her glorious pleasures: meetings with ambitious French vignerons, travel up and down France in bouncy Renaults, overnights in shuttered châteaux, and many hours as a student of wine with a glass to her lips. In this role, she not only enjoys her own relationship with wine but she also indulges in the life of the French winemaking family that inhabits the pages of her novel.

Jill writes about wine, travel and occasionally yoga (she’s a certified yoga instructor). Her fiction has been featured on NPR and has been published in several literary journals.

Her writings can also be found on her blog L’Occasion.

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