Champteloup - Touraine
5.9 hectares on the Pomerol plateau, facing the church. The soils are Clayey on a sub soil of blue clay melted with deep gravels. Planted 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, 6,000 to 8,000 vines per hectare, depending on the plots. Average age of vines is 33 years old. Plot by plot vinification, manual pumping over and manual punching of the cap, maceration for about a month, malolactic fermentation in the barrel. 18 months in fine grained French oak barrels(2/3 new, 1/3 one yr old) 1-2 rackings per year
Along the famous "White Wine Route" from Conegliano to Valdobbiadene stands the Azienda Agricola SAN GIUSEPPE, a magnificent sight that never fails to catch the traveler’s attention.
Nestling in the green sunlit hills of S. Pietro di Feletto, this wine estate is ideally placed for the production of the renowned "Prosecco DOC".
Typical of the area, this type of grape is used to make a wine that is famous throughout the world for its versatility; available in still, lightly bubbled or sparkling versions, it is suitable for all occasions.
The technique used to produce the Prosecco is the Charmat methode which is used to produce Brut, Extra Dry and Dry according to the concentration of residual sugar after fermentation in the autoclaves.
Like other sparkling wines, Prosecco is served chilled. Most commonly it is served unmixed, but it also appears in several mixed drinks.
The Prosecco from Conegliano is a lean wine with a faint hint of fruitiness. It has very pale yellow color and a finishreminiscent of a tart apple. A wine that is ideal with starters and foods that contain some fat such as salmon, calamari and cheeses.
Chateau Dasvin-Bel-Air - Haut Medoc Bordeaux
Chateau Pontet Caillou - Pessac Leognan Bordeaux
Chateau Bellegrave du Poujeau - Haut Medoc Bordeaux
Chateau la Croix du Duc - Bordeaux Superiur
Piquitos - Muscato DO Valencia
Chateau Les Hivers Grillet - Blaye Bordeaux
Blanc, Rouge, Rose', Haut Montravel, Liquorex
Crozes Hermitage "Les Terres Blanches"
The Château de la Brède: the place of Montesquieu’s birth, to which he continued to return, staying true to his roots and to himself. An estate that he steadily expanded and carefully tended, parklands that he landscaped, a room where he would sometimes receive visitors and a library that he filled with books, from where he could look out over his beloved lands. In the chateau and its estate, both handed down to his descendants and now listed as a French historical monument, the spirit of Montesquieu and the memory of eight hundred years of history live on.
Rouge: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot. Vinification tradtional, 15 to 20 days, gentle pumping over, aged 18 months in 500 liter in new 100% French oak cask.
Blanc: 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon, and 20% Muscadelle. Vinification traditional 5 months on lees with regular stirring. 5 months maturing in oak, 30% new barrels, 100% French oak.
Chateau Tour du Roc Milon - Pauillac Bordeaux
In the viticultural area of Le Poujeau of Haut-Medoc consisting of 4 ha. of vineyard with garonne gravel. Planted in 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc , the average age of the vines is 32 years. Sustainable viticulture with mechanical harvesting. Fermentation in Stainless steel, thermo regulated. 3 pump overs , 1 to 3 rackings, log vatting. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 30% replaced each year with new.
The "Tenuta del Priore" is a farm with 40 hectares of vineyards on steep hills set in an amphitheater which has a small artificial lake as the proscenium. The vineyards, all with new systems against back, are characterized by 80% from red grapes, especially Montepulciano.
The estate, built in the early 70's and recently renovated, is located on a terrace overlooking the vineyards.
The warm climate, typically Mediterranean is tempered by cool breezes of the Adriatic sea and the dry winds of the Abruzzo mountains that favor concentrations in exceptional wines of body and fruit.
Whether you prefer a richly flavored, well-balanced white wine, a medium bodied red with smooth tannins, or a crisp blush wine, it’s waiting for you at Black Ridge.
The wines of BLACK RIDGE VINEYARDS are styled to be ideal, food
friendly companions for a wide range of appetizers and entrees. We invite
you to fill your glass with these smooth, fruit forward releases and enjoy a
taste of California.
Domaine des Nugues
This estate is located in Saint Emilion in the locality of “Chantecaille” hence its name, on a superb terroir on the borders of Pomerol near Château L'Evangile and Château Gazin and neighbour of Château La Dominique and Château Croque Michotte. It is also 400 meters from Petrus. The estate has been being owned by the family ofMrs Angle since 1879. Vineyard size is 8.78 ha. with soils consisting of light gravels and old sands on a clayey subsoil and iron-pan layer. Planted in 80% Merlot and 20% Cbarnet Franc with an average age of 25 years on the vines. Hand harvested, critial selection by plots 3 to 4 feews fermentation in concrete vats, thermo regulated. Aged 12 months in new oak 35% of the barrel, and 1 to 2 year old for the remiander.
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.
family (Manciat) while the Pouilly-Fuissé vineyards in the village of Vergisson belonged to his wife’s family (Poncet). Together their estate comprises approximately 12 hectares of vines and all wines are estate bottled. Vinification for the Pouilly-Fuissé consists of 100% barrel fermentation in 50% new oak. The wines go through their malo-lactic fermentation as well lending them the classic, buttery mouth feel we associate with great white burgundy. The wines express the purity of fruit with a nice amount of toasted oak and possess the classic tropical fruit and mineral aromas which we associate with wines from Pouilly-Fuissé and Mâcon. Since 2003, the estate has been in the hands of Marie-Pierre Manciat, daughter of Claude & Simone, who is taking the winery to new heights yet.
Anselmi Ca'Stella - Friuli
Jean Sablenay - Touraine
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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
Blanc, Rose' d'Anjou
Cahors cuvee "Mana" 100% Malbec
Domaine De Coste Chaude - Visan
The grapes were handpicked at the optimum stage of ripeness during the first forth night of September. After the Moscatel grapes were sorted and pressed the necessary Tempranillo grapes were added to the Moscatel must where the two varietals were vinified together: the Tempranillo at this early stage gives the rosey color as well as the sweet wild strawberry character. The juices are stored throughout the year in insulated stainless steel tanks below 5ºC. Three weeks prior to bottling the juices are fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks of 15.000 liters at 12-16ºC. Charmat Method fermentation stopped at 1-2ºbrix. Clarified filtered. Residual sugar was then adjusted with natural grape must concentrate to 65gr/L and CO2 was adjusted to 1800ppm by dosage prior to bottling.
Bright lemon-gold color with light pearliness. Pronounced fruit and floral notes reminiscent of mandarin peel, honeysuckle and sweet orange blossom. A sweet lusciousness that coats the mouth and yet refreshes itself with airy bubbles and harmonious balance.
2 ha. Planted in the limestone soils of the Ludon-Medoc, a truly unique bordeaux. 60% Petit verdot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Merlot. Average age of Vines is 20 years, fermentation in stainles and concrete vats, 3 pump overs a day, 28 day maturation. 12 months in french oak barrels, 20% new oak each year.
CDR cuvee Florilege, CDR cuvee Madrigal, CDR cuvee L'Argentiere, CDR La Rocaille, CDR cuvee Trilogy Blanc V-R-GB
AOC Vacqueyras (signature), Vin de Pays Vaucluse Rouge and Blanc (suzanne)
Chateau Puy Servain
The Estate was founded in 1970 by Jean Eugene Borie on the Lalande terrior to which he added his family name and that he bought that same year from a classified growth in Saint Julien. Château Lalande Borie is located to the west of the Saint Julien appellation. The estate, set in the heart of terroirs of several renowned classified growth, consists of a large single plot of 25 hectares. The 25 ha. of the present vineyard is planted with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Hand harvested, judicious sorting at the vines, thermo regulated fermentation, gentel pump overs., barrel aged in french oak, 20% to 30% new per year.
Chateau Les Hauts Conseillants - Lalande de Pomerol Bordeaux
Chateau Pontet Caillou results from a happy meeting between Dominique Haverlan and Francis Dumigron who would like to see the creation of a vineyard in AOC Pessac Leognan on a plot of pines decimated by a Storm in 1999.
13 ha in size, it is planted 50% Cabernet sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and 8% Petit Verdot.
The soil, composed by thin gravel mixed with black sand, on a clayey and gravely sub soil has all the necessary characteristics to produce great red wines.
Traditional vinification with 20 to 25 days maceration, 50% of the harvest is kept after rigorous selecting blending, 12 months ageing in barrels, 40% are replaced each year, fining and filtering bottling 18 to 24 months after harvest.
Located in Aoc Haut-Medoc in Viticultral area of Avensan, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot planted in gravel and sand soils on 15 ha. Avergage age of vines is 25 years. Traditional harvesting and wine making practices, thermo regulated stainless steel tanks at 28 degrees C. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 15% to 20% of the barrels are replaced each year.
Chateau Pontey - Medoc Bordeaux
Clos de May - Haut Medoc
Mas des Tourelles
Lalande de Pomerol vineyard owned by the Figeac-Bourotte family, 10 ha. with 6 ha sandy-clayey at the surface, with gravelly subsoil (Chevrol plateau in Néac), and 4 ha on a gravelly outcrop that contains 10% clay (in Lalande). Eco-Friendly intergrated agriculture watches over 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc planted vineyard. Mechanical harvesting, vibrating sorting table, thermo-regulated cement and stainless steel vats for fermentation. Aged 15 months in fine-grained French oak barrels (1/3 new, 1/3 one wine, (1/3 two wines). 1-2 rackings per year
The colour is deep, and dark with glints of dark purple. The wine is almost black.
This exceptional wine is rich and complete. Despite its young age, it already presents the scent of intense fruit and sweet spices. Blackberry, strawberry and juicy pomegranate stand out and dominate the fruit-filled palette. Then the peony and more balsamic notes, testifying to its élevage, complete the picture and provide the complexity required for this top-of-the-range cuvée.
The palate prolongs this gentle harmony. In addition to maintaining the aromatic expression in fruit and floral notes, the wood is delicate, the tannins are silky and elegant – they give the depth and structure necessary for this exceptional cuvée. Finally, a welcome freshness provides perfect balance and adds to the existing harmony.
It will be necessary, however, to wait another 2 to 5 years and drink this wine with game, woodcock or pigeon or it would go very well with truffles.
Touraine is a huge wine area, just at the centre of the Loire Valley. It is also the place where you can find most of the famous Châteaux de la Loire.
This is an expressive Sauvignon Blanc with delicate floral and citrus notes on the nose. These carry through to the palate which is fresh with vibrant acidity and a long satisfying finish.
Vinified in our pressing room in the Touraine region. The grapes are chosen from carefully selected plots and pressed directly. The must is racked thoroughly and placed to ferment at very low temperature (14.C).
Towards the end of the fermentation process, when residual sugar reaches 2 g/l, sulphur is added to the wine. The wine is then aged on fine lees for 4 months, during which time the lees are regularly stirred. All transfers or processes carried out on the must or on the wine take place under CO2 protection, in order to preserve a maximum of aromas.
Domaine Albert Belle - Larnage, Hermitage
Persistence and precision are already evident in this wine’s beautiful, deep, brilliant, garnet red.
The nose opens, rich and complex. Already it develops intense aromas of fruit liqueurs, cocoa bean, black fruit and sweet spices. As it breathes, if you take a little time to wait, it is enriched with a hint of sweetness and Virginia tobacco, almost peaty. Notes of vanilla, cloves and roast coffee express themselves and reinforce the complexity.
On the palate, this wine of character is rich and juicy. The tannins are velvety and provide the necessary support to this wonderful construction. This wine is both smooth and delicate. It will need another 2 to 4 years to open on fuller notes of black fruit jam and sweet spices.
Then it will be the ideal accompaniment to duck with olives, guinea fowl or a nice piece of beef. Truffles will be a worthy escort as well. Stuffed poultry and game birds will also be good travelling companions.
Prosecco Brut DOCG
Clos du Clocher - Pomerol Bordeaux
Located in the Lussac viticultural area, the vineyard is 9.80 hectares in size. The soils are clay-limestone hills with a planting density 6000 stocks per hectare. The vineyard is 80% Merlot, and 20% Cabernet Franc. The wine is in French oak for 12 months, of which 20% to 25% are replaced with new, depending on the vintage.
Chateau du Moulin Noir - Lussac-Saint Emilion Bordeaux
Located in Macau en Médoc (Margaux) area of the Haut Medoc, Chateau Maucamps vineyard is 22.5 hectares consisting of Garonne gravel on clay subsoil. Average age of vines is 35 years old, with a planting density 6,500 stocks per hectare. The varietals are 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. Production is 100,000 bottles.
Chateau Maucamps - Haut Medoc Bordeaux
Petit Chablis, Chablis AOC, Chablis VV, Chablis Fourchaume 1er Cru
Historical site of the birth of Chablis. Rich soils from The Kimmerridgian give our wines their specificity and unique “iodine” character. This maritime origin gives our wines a specific iodine character, genuine and inimitable typicity.
Domaine Seguinot Bordet- Chablis
The Seguinot family’s roots in Maligny, the front door to Chablis, can be traced as far back as 1590 when they began to write their history.
Resting on the sloping right bank of the serein river, 16 hectares lie on a perfect south / south-east exposition.
Bourgogne Blanc, Aligote, Chablis Cote de Jouan 1er Cru, Chablis Cote de Cuissy 1er Cru
hectares growing Aligoté and Sacy grapes.
In 1960 he decided to acquire more vine-growing land in the Chablis appellation and planted vines in the commune of Courgis. This added to the domaine 3 ha of premier cru vines in the climats of Mont-Mains, Côte de Cuissy, and Côte de Jouans.
When Jacques and his wife Andrée retired in 1992, they handed the reins to their son-in-law Renato Fabrici.
It was then that the domaine acquired its present name, "Domaine de la Tour", a reference to the church tower at Chitry-le-Fort. The domaine's future is now in the safe hands of Renato and his son Vincent.
Domaine De La Tour- Burgundy
The Domaine de la Tour is the product of a long tradition of wine-growing and wine- making. It has been in Chalmeau family for two hundred years. The domaine was founded by Auguste Chalmeau in 1820 with just half a hectare of land in the village of Chitry-le-Fort. When his grandson Jacques took over a century later, it consisted of two
Lettre d'Eloise Blanc & Rouge, Bourgogne Blanc & Rouge, Bourgogne Rouge VV, Beaune 1er Cru "Les Tuvilans Rouge, Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc, Cote de Nuits Villiages Rouge, Ladoix er Cru "Les Grechons" Blanc, Nuits St. Georges Rouge, Nuits St. Georges VV Rouge, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru "Les Vaucrains" Rouge, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru "Rue de Chaux" Rouge, Nuits St. Georges "Haute Pruliers" Rouge, Nuits St. George 1er Cru "Les Terres Blanches" Blanc, Vosne Romanee "Aux Damaudes" Rouge
In 1987, Bertrand Ambroise takes back the domain. Fascinated by the work of the vine and lover of the wine, he develops the domain which reaches now approximately 21 hectares and brings it his personality.
Since 2013, The domain have the certification about organic farming (certified by Ecocert)
We are a family fascinated by the vine and the wine because we work, Bertrand, Martine, Ludivine and François, in one and the same aim "your pleasure".
The way we cultivate could make us pass for originals. It’s a real philosophy which is organized around our two grape varieties: the "Pinot noir" and the "Chardonnay".
The origin of the domain goes back to the 18th century. In this period, only some small part of parcel are worked, this during several generations.
300 years will have been necessary to see settling down the Ambroise family in Premeaux-Prissey, small village near Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Maison Ambrosie- Burgundy
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Chateau Haut-Mayne - Sauternes
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling
Black Ridge - Lodi
Chateau Barrabaque - Canon-Fronsac Bordeaux
Beautiful golden yellow in colour, with glints of silver, this wine is clear and bright.
The nose opens quickly with well-ripened fruit notes such as peach and mirabelle. Then come the almost exotic notes like fresh pineapple and mango which give a delicious flattering aspect. There is much richness and harmony. The finish, with notes of lemon marmalade and boiled sweets heightens the desire for more.
The palate does not disappoint, it is full and rounded, in keeping with the sensations perceived in the nose. There is a harmonious balance between the fruit, freshness and sucrosité. The scents in the nose are augmented by notes of wax, fresh ginger and green tea.
To be enjoyed today and in the next two years with savoury/sweet dishes like rabbit with apricots, chicken supreme or a blanquette. It is also a good match for desserts; a tarte tatin with greengages for example would be a worthy companion.
Beautiful deep red in colour, with flashes of purple.
As always, the nose is full and voluble. Intense red fruit complete the sweeter spice and candy notes. The boiled sweet notes then setting off the blackcurrant syrup and the raspberry. This wine is charming, flattering and generous. It is an invitation to immediate pleasure.
The palate does not disappoint, it is soft and voluptuous. The tannins are silky.
The finish is long, and well balanced, with no heaviness.
This Les Pierrelles cuvée is a promise of pleasure. It goes well with all red meat dishes, casseroles and roasts, and also with poultry and summer aperitifs.
Gerard Gelin is part of a winegrower family since 2 generations and is the owner of the Domaine des Nugues since 1976. Nowadays, Gerard Gelin from a partnership with his son, Gilles Gelin. The domaine has 36.2 ha. spread among the Beajolia- Villages, Beaujolais, Fleurie, Morgon, Syrha. All the Estate is located in the Northern Beaujolais, surrounded by the crus Moulin a Vent, Fleurie, and Morgon. Gamay and Chardonnay are the only grapes, average ave of vines is 45 years old. Hand harvested, whole cluster vinification, maceration can last 7 to 25 days, depending on the wine.
Chateau Terrefort Lescalle - Bordeaux Superiur
Chateau Clos du Pin - Bordeaux Superiur
An Haut medoc wine from the Macau en Medoc, on only just 1.6 ha. 100% Merlot planted in thin Garrone gravel on "blue clay". Sustainable viticulture and montoring of vineyard weather station culminates in a manual harvest. Traditional wine making process followed by long vatting. 16 months in Franch oak, with 20% to 30% turnover to new barrels each year.
Chateau Meyre - Haut Medoc Bordeaux
Grown in the Macau en Medoc, the vineyard is 7 ha. and the soil is Palus. Varietials planted are 70% Merlot, and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Sustainable viticulture is practised in the vineyard. Total destemming, must fermentation in thermo regulated stainless and concrete vats, 2 pump overs a day. Matured in Stainless steel for 6 months.
100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Touraine area of Loire. This wine is bright and fresh, displaying a fruity and slightly tropical character on the palate, with citrus flavors on the finish. A wonderfully thirst quenching wine that is a tremendous value!
Recommendations: Smoked fish or crab salad and goat’s cheese, cream-based sauces
Cabernet Franc, Grolleau and Gamay
“A delicate strawberry-pink wine with attractive berry fruit flavours. This is a classic, well-balanced rosé from the vineyards around the Champteloup winery, south of Angers made from a blend of Grolleau, Cabernet Franc and Gamay grape varieties. Blended specially from a selection of the finest vats of the vintage by Serge de Bucy, Oenologist and Angela Muir, MW, to ensure a freshness of flavour and a pleasing combination of acidity and residual sweetness.”
Vieux Chateau Gaubert - Graves Bordeaux
Pinot Grigio, Prosecco
Not far from the town of Roman Aquileia and Palmanova, historical fortress city founded in the '500 by the Venetians, is the municipality of Pocenia. In this area of the province of Udine, near the Riviera Friuli, the cultivation of the vine has found its ideal territory, so that is the area of production of great wines Friuli Latisana Doc.
And 'here that is the winery Anselmi Giuseppe and Luigi founded in 1928 by Anselmi grandparents who have passed on to children and grandchildren their experience, cultivating the land with a great sense of belonging.
The Pinot Grigio has a pale golden hue, with heady aromas of fresh citrus fruit, crushed flowers and some notes of pear. On the palate, refreshing and vibrant, with ripe green fruit flavors, a touch of minerality and good acidity. Pair with seafood salads, fish, shellfish and white meats
The prosecco is a superb sparklng wine with lively bubbles. It is fresh with a hint of citrus and is very easy drinking. Serve with white meats, salads, savoury tartlets, smoked fish - or simply ideal as an aparetif.
This cuvée illustrates the harmony of our Roussanne and Marsanne varieties, both of which play their part in this beautiful construction. A wonderful golden yellow with silver highlights, this wine is full of light, it shines.
The nose develops from the outset with notes of fresh, white-fleshed fruit like wild peach, apricot and candied pear. Then notes of hazelnut and rosebud come to the fore, pleasantly enhancing the complexity.
The palate is full with a nice sucrosité, which gives a wonderful impression of candies, reminiscent of calissons. Finally, the finish with its freshness and the tension balances the sensations and gives length.
Drink this lovely wine now and for another 2 years with river fish, pike-perch, escargots in puff pastry or poultry with morilles with which it will marry perfectly.
Sec, Moelleux, Sparkling Brut, Sparkling Demi-Sec
Barbera d'Asti "La Consolina", Barbera d'Alba "Du Gir", Barbaresco "Plazzina", Barbaresco "Sori", Arnies DOCG, Moscato d'Asti "Righey" DOCG, Barolo "Borzoni" DOCG, Langhe "Stissa" Chardonnay
Cotes de Gascogne L'Eclat
Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer -Bollenburg Riesling -Enchenberg
Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer - Zinnkoepfle Grand Cru Riesling - Rangen Grand Cru
Grown in the Macau en Medoc, the vineyard is 3.5 ha. and the soil is white clay. Varitials planted are 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Sustainable viticulture is practised in the vineyard. Total destemming, must fermentation in thermo regulated stainless and concrete vats, 3 pump overs a day. Matured in Stainless steel for 6 months.
In 1938, Georges PIEAUX invested in his property of Chançay the first plots of vines "Appellation Vouvray AOC". Gérard and Lucien, his two sons, succeeded him in 1955.
Hanging on the Chançay rock for three generations, it is more precisely on the valley of Vaux and bordered by vines that the family estate of Margalleau watches over its 30 hectares of vines in the heart of the Vouvray Controlled Appellation of Origin. Each passage will have left a trace, a bit of history. Jean-Michel and Bruno PIEAUX took over the domain in 1995. They created and established their identity there.
With a constant reflection on the environment, they maintain a biodiversity throughout the vineyard thanks to daily observation of the plots and the implementation of cultivation methods in reasoned fight. For the two brothers, respecting the terroir proved to be obvious. The wines are refined. To see them sublimated from vintage to vintage allows to stay on the path taken. A frame appears in the two proposed ranges, which suggests that the wines are identifiable.
This beautiful cuvée, from a special terroir, is only produced in exceptional years. Its dark red colour has deep, almost black highlights.
As is to be expected, this wine is powerful, noble and pure but not easy to engage with, all the more so in dense, distinguished millésimes like 2013. Nevertheless, with slight movement the sweet spices and black fruit reveal themselves and suggest a bright future. Cocoa beans and strawberry liqueur reveal a solid character which time will rein in.
The palate is powerful, with tannins that are still tightly knit after a long élevage, but necessary to harness and subdue this spirited wine. The balance between its vigour, its freshness and its sucrosité is perfect and we believe it best to wait a number of years for it to fully reveal its potential.
It is worth waiting as it has the capacity to reveal so much. It will be a majestic accompaniment to highly flavoured dishes, powerful meats with spices and with elaborate sauces.
Crozes Hermitage "Roche Blanche"
Crozes Hermitage "Roche Pierre
Daniel Hecquet, the owner of Chateau Puy Servain and Chateau Calabre is know as one of Bergerac's most vociferous fighters for high quality, more distinguishing features and thus international recognition of Bergerac, not just as “Greater Bordeaux” or “Bordeaux Banlieu”, but as a valid, distinct wine producing region of quality.
The Montravel appellation is situated right to the west of the Bergerac region, a direct extension of St. Emillion, around 15 miles away.
Gently and with pragmatism, Château Puy Servain first adapted to a necessary modernization of all production conditions and then integrated the concept of sustainable development and respect for the environment.
The Mas des Tourelles is a domaine located near Nimes and Beaucaire in France in the Cotes du Rhone- Costieres de Nimes appellation. The merlot grapes for this wine were grown in the Mas De Tourelles vineyards but Nicolas Ricome of the famed Chateau de Valcombe winery in Nimes does the wine making. The grapes are hand-harvested and vinified in stainless steel tanks in order to focus on the fresh fruit. This Merlot exhibits a saturated purple color and a spicy, blackberry nose and flavors.
This beautifully made chunky little Merlot has long been recognized as a great value.
A 9 ha. vineyard located in Fronsac. It is an old estate dating back to 1747, run by the Noel family since 1936. Enviromentally sensitve agriculture is practised. The soil is clayey-calcareous and vineyard has good southern exposure. Planted in 70% merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet sauvignon, with an average vine age of 35 years old. Maceration in thermo- regulated concrete vats, aged 12 months in 2 and 3 year old barrels.
Domaine Belle has an interesting history. In the 1600’s, vines were grown in vineyards around the Chateau de Larnage and all the land and produce belonged to the Lord of Larnage. Each villager had to give three days unpaid corvee labour (one for pruning, one for ploughing and another for the grape harvest).
The Domaine has always been a family holding, passed on from generation to generation, promoting the special Larnage terroir with its white clays, often called ‘Les Terres Blanches’.
Today, Domaine Belle stretches over six communes (Larnage, Crozes-Hermitage, Tain l’Hermitage, Pont de l’Isère, Mercurol and Tournon), three appellations (Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Saint Joseph) and covers an area of 25ha of vines, to which you must add apricot orchards and the vine nursery managed by Philippe’s brother, Jean-Claude.
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.
Domaine du Margalleau - Vouvray
San Giuseppe - Veneto
- VDP Cuvee Mathilde, Cotes du Rhone, Cotes du Rhone Seguret
Crozes Hermitage "Les Pierrells"
Chateau Les Paruades - Bordeaux Superiur
Chateau Coutelin Merville - Saint Estephe Bordeaux
Chateau d'Orschwihr - Orschwihr
Aoc Blaye - Cotes de Bordeaux vineyard of 14 ha., clay and limestone soils in the viticultural area of Berson. Planted 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc. 35 years is the average age of vines. Manual and mechanical harvest, total destemming, 28 day vatting. 1 year in vats for ageing.
Crozes Hermitage "Cuvee Louis Belle"
Yellow with glints of silver, this wine is luminous.
This wine is rich and complex, and must be given the time to open in order to take full advantage of all its qualities. Initially the nose is full of fruit, with notes of mirabelle and citron. As it breathes, the white flowers are fully expressed – honeysuckle, may and lime blossom. Notes of furniture polish too, of honey and beeswax enter to complete the aromatic palette.
The sensation of harmony continues in the palate. The attack is both supple and fresh, almost aniseed with notes of fennel and star anise. Subtle notes of fresh hazel nuts, turmeric and saffron somewhat reveal its vinification and élevage. However, the finish keeps the fresh, balanced notes that make our Hermitage a real success – harmonious and appealing.
It can be drunk on its own, now and for the next five years or so, accompanying white-fleshed river fish and saffron or lemon sauces. Trout with almonds, for example, pike-perch or sweetbreads.
20 ha. located in the AOC Saint-Estephe L'Hopital de Mignot viticultral area. Clay and limestone soils. Planted in 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon with an average of 25 years of age on the vines. Manual harvest thermo-regulted cement vats, 1 to 2 pump overs a day. 1 to 3 rackings depending on testing, fined after testing, 12 months aging in French oak barrels, of which 30% are replaced with new each year.
Chateau Plaisance - Bordeaux Superiur
AOC Bordeaux located very close to the Lussac region, The estate has been in the hands of the family Chollet since 1865. 15 ha. of vineyard with clayey and silty hillsides facing south west. Planted in 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. Mechanically harvested, then traditional wine making in staineles steel vats, it then aged in stainless steel vats.
The first recorded mention of the Château d'Orschwihr dates back to 1049. It is said that Pope Leon IX of Egusiheim was a guest when he consecrated the church of the neighboring village of Bergholtz-Zell. Rudolphe Habsuburg acquired the Château at the end of the XIIIth century. He later become Emperor of the Romans and founded the Habsburg dynasty that lasted until the early XXth century. Maximilian, another of the Habsuburg dynasty, sold the Château to the Bishop of Strasbourg in 1513, who later sold it to the local nobility but retained the vineyards. During the French Revolution the Château was seized and sold to non-nobles.
The first mention of the Château d’Orschwihr wines dates back to XVIth century and relates to the sale of a barrel of wine to the Murbach Abbey. However wine is known to have been produced in the area as far back as the Roman period.
Martin Hartmann turned the vineyards to commercial use in the 50s. His son, Hubert, took over in 1986 and increased the size of the vineyards from 6 to the present 25 hectares. Gautier is the latest in the family to continue the tradition and became responsible for running the family business after 5 years experience in 2011.
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.
In the district of Pauillac between Pontet Canet and Mouton Rothschild. The estate already
existed in the 18th century but the first mention of its name was in the Feret 1929. It then was classified Cru Bourgeois in 1932. The family Peyronnie, also owner of Ch. Fonbadet has been running it since the 1940s. 5 ha on slopes of deep gravels, planted 20 % Merlot, 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 % Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and Malbec. The age of the vines are 50 years old. Traditional wine making in epoxy coved concrete takes, maceration for about a month, temperature contolled.
Tenuta del Priore - Abruzzo
Domaine de L'Amandine
An AOC Bordeaux Superieur from the Gensac region, 8.16 ha. vineyard with clay and limestone soils. Planted 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, the average age of the vines is 35 years old. Sustainable practices in the vineyard followed by a mechanical harvest. Total destemming, a plot selection quality contol at fermentation, done in stainless vats at 28 C. 3 pumpovers, long vatting. Matured 6 months in tank.
Chateau Tour de Gilet - Bordeaux Superiur
Montaribaldi - Barbaresco
An AOC Bordeaux Superieur from the Macau en Medoc, 10 ha. of vineyard planted 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Petit Verdot with an average vine age of 20 years. The soils are Palus (limestone) and the vineyard is worked under sustainable practices. Manual and mechanical harvesting, plot selectiona and crop selection on the table, total destemming, frementation at 28 degrees C, in stainless vats, for 30 days. Aged 12 months in French oak, 20% barrel replacement per year.
Blanc, Villages Rouge, Fleurie, Sparkling made by "G"
Domaine Manciat Poncet - Macon
Marie-Pierre Manciat's father Claude was one of a handful of top-flight producers in the Maconnais area. Up until the early 1980's, his wines were sold in bulk to local negociants, but shifting market trends during that period made it possible for a small producer to make a good living bottling his own wine. The domaine is actually split up into two parts. The Mâcon producing estate is located in Charnay, just outside of Mâcon, and these vines came from Claude’s side of the
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.
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.
In the Blanquefort area of Haut-Medoc. Vineyard is 12 ha. is size with lean gravel soil resting on a thin coat of sand and a bank of yellow arenite on the one hand, and Garonne gravel on clay suboilom on the other hand. planted with 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot. Mechanical harvest, table sorted by plot, fermented in stainless vats, thermo regulated. Aged in 70% French oak barrels for 16 months, and 30% in vats, 15% to 25% of the barrels are replaced with new each year.
Aoc Medoc in the Viticultural area of Blaigan. The Soils here are gravel and sand, clay and limestone, and Garonne gravel. The vineyard is 14.4 ha, planted in 55% merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon with an average age of 30 years. after harvest, plot selection and crop selection is done at the table, Must is feremented in thermo regulated stainless vats. Maturing is in 70% French oak and 30% in vats for 18 months, depending on the vintage 30% of the barrels are replaced with new ones.
On a plateau in Preignac, abuting the village of Sauternes, near Cht Bastor Lamontagne and 3-4 km from Châteaux d’Yquem and Lafaurie Peyraguey. 13.52 ha. with soils that are more clayey than calcareous. Planted in 96% Semillon and 4% Sauvignon blanc. Hand pick at full ripeness in 3 to 4 selective sortings depending on vintage. 100% destemming with traditional winemaking in thermo-regulated concrete vats and in barrels, long maceration. Aged 12 to 18 months, entirely in oak casks, 25% replced with new each year.
Chateau de la Brede - Graves Bordeaux
Chateau Lalande-Borie - St. Julien
Domaine de Joy - Gascogne
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.
Chateau La Croix Chantecaille - St. Emilion
Dominique Havelan bought the vineyards at Vieux Château Gaubert in 1981 and followed up by buying the run-down 18th century château itself in 1988. Both were renovation projects and wisely Dominique concentrated on replanting plots of the 16 hectares of vines and building a 1,000 barrel winery before taking on the house.
He hit the ground running and won plaudits for his early wines and has been making exceptionally good Graves ever since, particularly his white wines made from equal proportions of semillon and sauvignon, fermented in barrel and aged on their lees in 35% new oak.
He is a trained oenologist and just as importantly a third-generation winemaker and his wines have rivalled the better crus classés of Pessac-Léognan for 25 years or more.
Blanc, Rouge, Benjamin Blanc, Benjamin Rouge