Michele Smith, an American sommelier from Connecticut, met David Chapel when he was learning the winemaking trade from Mathieu Lapierre in Morgon. The magic happened and after a stint in New York, they settled together in the Beaujolais in 2017 and began their adventure tinged with Gamay and carbonic maceration...
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David Chapel has been immersed in the world of winemaking since his childhood. Overnoy, Lapierre and many others, friends with David's late father Alain Chapel, a renowned Michelin-starred chef, have shared their table and their knowledge with him. It is therefore natural that he decides, after a few years of sommelier training, to start his own business in Morgon, at the Lapierre family. There he met Michele, an American sommelier on a visit; after a stint in New York, they decided to return to Beaujolais and settled in Régnié-Durette in 2017.
After a 2016 vintage vinified in Morgon, 2017 marked their big debut, picking up grapes and vines from Juliénas, then from Chiroubles, Fleurie and Lantignié in 2018. A non-interventionist approach and winemaking that respects local traditions results in wines that are crisp, fresh but with all the depth of the great Beaujolais wines.