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Folio Fine Wine Partners To Import Rhone Leader M. Chapoutier

August 3, 2021

California-based importer and marketer Folio Fine Wine Partners continues to add to its brand stable, with Rhone Valley stalwart M. Chapoutier set to join its fold effective October 2. Running from the entry-level Belleruche at around $17 a 750-ml. up to $946 for its Ermitage White L’Ermite 2018, which recently received 98 points from Wine Spectator, the Chapoutier portfolio currently totals approximately 120,000 cases in the U.S.

In addition to the namesake M. Chapoutier label, other Chapoutier brands will also be joining Folio. They include Mathilde Chapoutier Selection, Trenel from Beaujolais, Dominio del Soto from Spain’s Ribera del Duero, Dos Lusiadas from Portugal’s Douro Valley, and Domaine Tournon from Victoria, Australia. Chapoutier joins the Folio portfolio following a decades-long partnership with Terlato Wines. French luxury group EPI took a controlling stake in Folio last year.—Daniel Marsteller

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