Grapes

Merlot

Merlot

Merlot is a red wine grape variety that appeared in the 18th century in southwestern France, and more specifically in the north of Aquitaine area. In general, it is planted on fresh clay-limestone soils. It regularly needs water and barely supports droughts. It is mostly found on its favorite terroir, in Pomerol and St. Emilion. […]


THE CABERNET FRANC

THE CABERNET FRANC

The Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest vine varieties in the south west of France. It is the ancestor of the Cabernet, notably that of the Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s probably originated from the north of the Aquitaine area introduced along the Loire valley by Cardinal Richelieu. Extremely well acclimatized in the Anjou and Saumur […]


Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the major red grape variety of the Burgundy region, it is very popular in France but also in Switzerland and it is the main grape in red wines. It is Philippe le Hardi, Duke of Burgundy, who imposed the culture of pinot noir. It is found in the Champagne, Loire Valley, Jura, […]


The Chardonnay

The Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a native white grape from the Burgundy area. Widespread today around the world, it is mainly found in the Champagne country, known as ” Blanc de Blanc “, this designation meaning that the champagne is made exclusively with Chardonnay grapes. This is also the case in the Burgundy, Loire, Jura, Alsace and Languedoc […]