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The Château Guiot wine domaine covers around a hundred hectares of vineyards and is situated in Saint-Gilles, in the heart of the Costières de Nîmes appellation. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, the Château and its vineyards border the Petite Camargue to the south and the Alpilles to the east.
The vineyards at Château Guiot are planted on hilly slopes close to Saint-Gilles. The rolled pebble terroir, reminiscent of the Rhone valley’s most prestigious appellations, lends the wines their highly distinctive character. The smooth stones, which lie on a bed of red clay, have the unique characteristic of storing warmth during the daytime which is then passed back to the vines during the night.
Its proximity to the Mediterranean sea ensures a micro-climate with optimum conditions for the vines as well as natural temperature regulation which results in rich, concentrated grapes.
The planting ratio is composed primarily of Syrah, Grenache, Marsellan, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon. These renowned grape varieties constitute high quality raw materials that result in outstanding Costières and Vin de Pays wines.
The grapes are sorted at the parcel before being partially de-stemmed and placed in vats. For the red wines, low temperature fermentations and macerations last between two and six weeks, depending on the wine, in order to allow their aromatic complexity to fully develop. The extraction process is slow, gentle and respects the quality of the fruit. The wines are aged in vats and then in barrels with a variety of shapes, materials and sizes and varying lengths of maturation. The ageing process is designed and adapted to suit a wide and varied range of wines.
Throughout history, Château Guiot has been highly coveted by wealthy families in the Camargue region, the last to whom it owes its name.
François and Sylvia Cornut purchased the Château Guiot in 1976, bringing with them expertise and passion. The Cornut family decided to change the planting ratio at the domaine by planting the noble varietals frequently used in the production of fine wines.
They also embarked upon significant renovation works. The cellars and the vineyards were the main focus. The vat-house was extended in order to enable individual parcels to be vinified separately. Quality levels soon began to rise and wines of outstanding quality were produced. Investments were made to improve the temperature controlled vinification facilities, with temperature control being essential for guaranteeing consistent quality.
In 1983, the renowned Michelin-starred Chef “Pages”, owner of the “Hostellerie de Chantoisoie” and President of the Languedoc Sommeliers Society, discovered the Chateau’s wines and included them on the wine list at his prestigious restaurant. This led to a Gault-millau critic discovering the domaine’s wines and singing their praises in his reviews. Robert Parker, the famous American wine critic and journalist, also acknowledged the quality of the domaine’s wines in 1996.
A few years later, in 2007, the Cornut Family twins, Alexis and Numa, joined the family adventure and purchased “L’Enclos de la Chance” in order to produce a range of white wines. This was the first time that white wines were produced by the Château.
In 2011, the family developed the domaine’s wine production area by purchasing some neighboring parcels of exceptional quality. This extension was the catalyst for the following year’s new construction for bottled wines. The barrel cellar was also extended in order to vinify wines aged in oak barrels.
A reception cellar was also built to welcome visitors and allow them to taste the wines of Château Guiot.
of the wine is so fascinating and satisfying, this is, first of all, thanks to that specific vineyard and the way we have worked in it.
Since the seventeenth century, BADER-MIMEUR family, for more than ten generations, has owned and managed vines in and around Chassagne-Montrachet, especially in the Côte de BEAUNE.
The Langhe Chardonnay DOC Stissa d’le Favole is a young white wine made up of Chardonnay grapes. Fresh and rich in perfume with hints which remind of the ageing in oak barrels. This wine is perfect to be enjoyed during aperitifs, starters and to be matched with fish dishes.
Designation : PARLEZ VOUS CHARDONNAY MELON VAL DE LOIRE IGP
Vintage : 2015
Grape varieties : 70% Chardonnay - 30% Melon of Burgundy
Origin : Val de Loire
Country origin : FRANCE
Colour : A lovely pale yellow robe.
Nose : A very expressive bouquet of yellow fruits and slightly lemony notes.
Palate : A fresh attack. Full, round and well-balanced on the palate with a fruity finish.
Recommendations : This wine goes well with a wide variety of dishes. It can be
enjoyed alone during the aperitif or with grilled fishes or in sauce and seafood. Its delicate floral and fruity aromas will also accompany perflectly Asian cuisine.
Serving condition in C° : 10-12°C
Alcohol content : 12
Acidity G/L : 0
Château La Rèze Gravade it’s property at the Louis & Henri Andrieu since four generations. This Domain was converted to the organic in 2000. He extends over a surface of 75 hectares with a potential of new plantations on 25 hectares. The castle produces 42 % in Minervois among which 28 % in red and 14 % in white, and 58 % in local wines of Oc.
Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Geographic location: Languedoc Roussillon
Soil: Silt, clay and limestone
Vinification: Steel vat fermentation at low temperature.
Matured on lees for 3 weeks in the presence of wood.
Colour: Beautiful golden yellow.
Bouquet: A zest of fresh mandarins.
Palate: Intense volume on the palate, this chardonnay
is smooth, fresh with vanilla notes.
Recommendations: Grilled fish, shell fish and poultry
cooked in a creamy sauce.
Serve: 8 to 10°C.
Cellar life: 3 years.
The Bader-Mimeur family has owned and managed 8 hectares of vines, including 98% of the vineyards of the Château de Chassagne-Montrachet. Bader-Mimeur also produces other wines - Saint-Aubin Premier Cru "En Remilly", Chassagne-Montrachet "En Journoblot", Bourgogne Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Aligoté. All the wines are available on the estate.
100% Chardonnay from Langhe D.O.C., planted in 1972, the vineyard is located in the Alba municipality, 200 meters above sea level, with a western exposure. The soil is fine and calcareous. Harvest is usually late August to early September, fermentation in stainless steel thermo conditioned tanks, malo-lactic at around 2 months, sur lies, 20 - 22 degrees C. Aged 6 months, 25% in barriques, 75% in stainless steel.
The Azienda Agricola MONTARIBALDI is a family company, located in the heart of the Langhe hills, in the cozy town of Barbaresco.
Our winery makes some of the most famous and prestigious wines from Piedmont region: Barbaresco DOCG, Barolo DOCG, Barbera d’Alba DOC, Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Roero Arneis, are only few examples.
However, what deeply distinguishes our winery from others is not only the complete wine portfolio very typical of our terroir, nor the enviable location, nor the passion which with we have been working in our vineyards for three generations.
What distinguishes us, first and foremost, is our company philosophy.
What makes us making VINEYARD WINES.
Vineyard WinesMaking VINEYARD WINES means making wines which:
Deeply represent their origins
Each wine must clearly remind its terroir, both in terms of grape variety (our portfolio is almost totally made up of indigenous grape varieties), and in terms of their organoleptic profile.
Deeply represent us
Every time someone taste a Montaribaldi wine he/she has to immediately perceive the unique style, the passion with which it has been made, and the constant quality over the years.
The environment which surrounds us is, for us, a priceless treasure. Of course, from the ethical point of view, but also from the economic one: without the Langhe, Roero and Asti soils and species which populate these areas, it would have been impossible for us to make such unique wines. This is the reason why we are always very attentive to the sustainability of our production and to the environmental protection.
Deeply represent their vineyards
We make single-vineyard wines, that means that each wine is made only with grapes coming from one or more vineyard (eg. this last is the case for blends). This means that when people taste Montaribaldi wines, they are able to taste not only Piedmont, not only that specific production area (eg. Barbaresco area, Barolo area, etc.), but also the vineyard they come from. This is because, if the organoleptic profile
Consequently, we use sustainable growing practices at Coste Chaude: applying fertilisers as and when the soil needs it, disease-control measures using environmentally friendly sprays or even natural grass cover to prevent erosion. This way of working is also a transitional phase towards grape growing taking a more biodynamic approach.
We deliberately do short-pruning - ‘cordon royat’ (double-cordon spur) - to keep production at between 30 and 40 hl/ha depending on each plot and the wine we want to make.
The vines are trained on several wires to allow them to grow a large leaf canopy and ensure perfect photosynthesis. We check all the different plots before picking to monitor grape ripening, which are systematically sorted on a table before going into the cellar.
A Swiss family who falls in love with the gers, a region of Gascony especially the armagnac appelation. At the beginning of the 20th century, The Gassier family starts to grow vines aware of how rich are the soils and how special the exposure of certain plots. Today they devote a greater part of their vineyards to white varieties.
Family-owned single-estate in Gascony covers some of the region's best terroir, and this, their stunning new cuvee “l’Eclat” is complex, mineral-laden and tastes very much like a Sauvignon Blanc in its depth and richness of crisp lemon freshness.
In the vineyard 50% Colombard, 20% Ugni Blanc, 20% Gros Manseng, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, all estate grown grapes. Fermented and rested in stainless steel
Offering Saint Aubin en Remilly 1er, Meursault Les Clos, Chassange Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet Rouge.
Our farming Methods reflect our aspirations to make quality wines. So getting healthy grapes is fundamental to the Domaine's philosophy.
The Visan Plateau, Our Terroir
Out of the Domaine’s 35 hectares (86 acres) lying at 350m altitude (over 1000 feet), just over 21 hectares are planted with vines whose average age is at least 40 years. Grenache is the main variety followed by Syrah with 6 hectares; and you’ll also find one plot of old Carignan.
In particular, it’s the rich and varied terroir that makes Coste Chaude special. This unique location stems from the region’s tormented geological history. In fact, 6 million years ago when the Mediterranean was completely dried up, powerful rivers tore off rocks from the Alps that now make up the conglomerated mass of the Visan plateau.
Charles BADER, Marie Pierette NIE and PHILIPPE BADER’s son, was a wine-merchant at “Halle-aux-Vins” in Paris. He married Elise MIMEUR in 1920, whose father, Charles MIMEUR, owned the “Domaine du Château de Chassagne-Montrachet”.
Château Guiot is situated in Saint-Gilles in the Costières de Nîmes region and has become a reference point in its production area. The Cornut family combines patience, understanding, dedication, hard work and an exceptional terroir in order to continue the Chateau’s long history of winemaking traditions.
A love affair with Provence......with wine and with their unique “terroir” that has been handed down from generation to generation for nearly a century.
The realisation of a dream
As a young man Jean Pierre Verdeau’s dream was to create a winery in his beloved birthplace, the beautiful hillside village of Séguret in the heart of Provence, just a stone’s throw from the renowned southern Rhône vineyards of Gigondas and Rasteau.
Thanks to his determination, vision, passion and tireless endeavour, that dream came to fruition – and Domaine de l’Amandine is the fruit of his, and his family’s, labour.
The agronomist, oenologist and wine enthusiast Jocelyn Chudzikewicz has left an indelible imprint on the spirit of the estate.
Since his death in 1997, the team at the estate continues to perpetuate this tradition of exigency and respect for the work in the vines and for the wine itself.
After his death in 1997 the team at the estate, Patrick and Pascale Gras, kept the legacy alive until the return of Igor Chudzikewicz, one of Jocelyn's sons.
Together, they continue to perpetuate this tradition of exigency and respect for a natural approach towards the vines and the wine itself. Thus the entire vineyard has been certified organic since 2014.
Thanks to the quality of its wines, this exceptional terroir of 1400 hectares located between Vacqueyras and Sarrians was classified in 1990 as the Vacqueyras "cru" i.e. in the highest category in the Côtes du Rhône.
The estate covers 30 hectares, partly in the Vaucluse IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée – i.e. Protected Geographical Indication), the rest in AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protégée – i.e. Protected Designation of Origin) Vacqueyras.
The age of the vines (average age 50 years) with very low average yields between 25 and 35 hectolitres per hectare depending on the year and appellations, and their perfect adaptation to the diversity of soils, are the key elements that give the wines such elegant, rich, complex and balanced flavours.
The recent planting of the white varieties grenache blanc, roussanne, viognier and clairette for the Vacqueyras AOP, and roussanne, vermentino and viognier for the IGP, will complement an already extensive range.
We grow our 30 hectares of vines to obtain the purest expression of the various terroirs.
To preserve the rapport between our vineyard and its environment, we favour tillage and grass cover planting; the use of synthetic products is prohibited.
When making our wines, we allow the quality of our harvest to express itself in a natural way.
Therefore, we have turned to organic agriculture and the production of organic wines.
Bottled at Property Tasting notes: Deep red in color. Garrigue nose, very complex, notes of vanilla and ripe fruit. ample length attack is balanced . Appellation: AOC Minervois Rouge Varietal: 70% Syrah , 30% Carignan Vineyard management : Certified AB Mode of vinification and aging: Separate vinification of the two grape varieties. Syrah and stalked and vinified 100% concrete cube. Pumping over and punching down are carried out to promote the extraction and maceration lasts 30 days. Carignan is carefully picked in crates, sorted then vinified in carbonic maceration for 15 days. After malolactic fermentation , the wine is aged partly in cask and the rest is left in tank. Final assembly is composed of 20% wine aged in barrels for each varietal.
Grape variety: 100% Viognier
Geographic location: Languedoc Roussillon
Soil: Silt, clay and limestone
Vinification: Steel vat fermentation at low temperature.
Matured on lees for 3 weeks.
Colour: An intense sun drenched golden yellow.
Bouquet: Notes of fresh apricot and white peach.
Palate: Full and savoury with a hint of white pepper.
Recommendations: Enjoy as an aperitif, Asian dishes,
fish cooked in sauce and white meats.
Serve: 8 to 10°C.
Cellar life: 3 years.
“To till our vines in a natural way to get the best grapes creating a top quality wine for your pleasure.”
Acquired by Charles MIMEUR in August 1919 from the wine-merchant MASSON DUBOIS, the Clos represents 5 hectares of vines in CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET area.
For almost one century now, BADER MIMEUR has been well-known in the village of CHASSAGNE and is synonymous of CHATEAU DE CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET.
Winemakers since 1619
Rigor and passion are two requirements that the Cavalié family managed to combine to their know-how to ensure the best quality of wines and vintage.
Care of the vineyard: Guyot pruning. 7 buds on the fruit-bearing and 2 on the spur. De-suckering by hand. Thinning. Green harvest. Hand-picked.
Vinification: Maceration on skins for 48 hours. Long and low temperature fermentation in thermo regulated stainless vats (control of the temperature). Pumping over and delestage before D°1045. Long maceration on pomace with micro oxygenation. Drawn off for secondary malo lactic fermentation.Maturing: In stainless steel vat for 10 months minimum.
Wine making was separated from three grape varieties, 20 % of each is converted into wine in French oak barrel. The rest is converted into wine in low-temperature stainless tanks (12 - 13 °) to favor the complex aromas.
The dress is straw-colored. The nose goes towards notes of citrus fruits and melon with light wooded one. In mouth, the subtle and rich wine with lemony notes. One finale quite in curvature on the honey and the vanilla.
Roussanne 50% - Grenache blanc 40% - Muscat petits grains 10%.
Domaine de l’Amandine is the product of a traditional, family-run vineyard laid out on the terraces and foothills surrounding Séguret, classed as one of France’s prettiest villages - in the southern Rhône valley, between the Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail.
The owners, Jean-Pierre Verdeau and his son-in-law, Alex Suter, are personally involved at every stage of the wine’s making. Harvesting grapes from vines averaging 50 years old, their care and attention to detail have helped craft a wine of great balance and regional character. This traditional but dynamic enterprise with 120 acres of vines in production is now in its fifth generation of family winemakers.
“Domaine de l’Amandine”, takes it's name the ancient and venerable almond trees growing around the family vineyard, a poetic evocation of Jean Pierre’s love for his provençal heritage and the precious terroir and knowledge handed down to him by his forefathers. The almond tree, like the vine, is hardy and self-sufficient and can thrive in poor soil. It has always been a powerful symbol of the power and wisdom of nature’s cycle: one of the first trees to blossom, it is harvested in the autumn, reminding us that there is a natural rhythm to the cycle of life that cannot be rushed. It thus perfectly symbolises the family’s connection with the soil and respect for nature.
Although the 1582 Land Registry shows there were already vines planted in the "Coste Chaude locality" the domaine as it is today was remodelled in the 1960's. The current owners purchased it in 1994, who then carried out a number of projects to make improvements in the varieties planted, vine mangement, grape processing, in the cellar and stockholding area.