Estates & Chateaux

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Alsace

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Alsace

Domaine Zind Humbrecht was founded in 1959 as a result of association between Geneviève Zind and Léonard Humbrecht. These two domaines, that were completely independent until that day, unite in 1960 to create a single domaine of about 5 hectares. Today domaine Zind-Humbrecht occupies 41,1 hectares, situated in 6 different villages: Turckheim (19,8 ha), Wintzenheim […]


Wine alchemy in Burgundy

Wine alchemy in Burgundy

The vineyards have been cultivated since the middle ages in the monasteries of Burgundy, the whole region is ingrained in the soil and influenced by traditions. For many decades now chemistry is applied in this culture, the French vineyards consume alone 20% of pesticides! Some wine makers refuse this alternative and work in a different […]


Rhône Valley, Hermitage La Chapelle 1990.

Rhône Valley, Hermitage La Chapelle 1990.

The name of Hermitage “La Chapelle” is linked to the little chapel of Saint-Christophe above the vineyard terraces overlooking the Rhone river. In 1834 Antoine Jaboulet builds his house in Tain Hermitage in the Rhone valley. Since then, from father to son, the family works passionately on Syrah, growing on the iconic Hermitage hill. They […]


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. […]


Domaine de la Romanée-Conti beats a new record

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti beats a new record

For all those who are still not carried away by an investment in grand cru wines, here’s one more example that should make you change your mind! An auction, presented by Sotheby’s, took place in Hong Kong last Saturday. An exceptional lot of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti has reached a new record equal to $14000 […]


Burgundy sighs with relief

Burgundy sighs with relief

The wheel of Fortune goes round and after two difficult vintages, the 2014 harvest seems to be a relief for Burgundy producers – both for its quantity and quality. Most of the Burgundy wine producers have started grape harvest in the beginning of last week. Claude Chevalier, the president of Inter-professional Bureau of Burgundy Wine […]


Domaine Georges Roumier, Chambolle Musigny.

Domaine Georges Roumier, Chambolle Musigny.

In 1924 Georges Roumier takes over the reins of the Domaine which still belongs to the family as of today. Bonnes Mares, Musigny, Corton Charlemagne – three legendary Grands Crus that fire your imagination… Chambolle Musigny Premier Cru “Les Amoureuses”, Morey Saint Denis Premier Cru “Clos de la Bussière” – all these irreplaceable Premier Crus! […]


Burgundy: The 2013 vintage wines

Burgundy: The 2013 vintage wines

For the Burgundy winemakers, 2013 will have been a fret-full vintage! After a trying 2012 harvest, they are confronted to hail and disease, in other words to the mishaps of to-day’s climatic conditions. Not a single burgundy vineyard was spared in 2013. The harvested quantities are a reflection of this difficult vintage, and hence extremely […]


Michael Baume buy’s Château Pommard

Michael Baume buy’s Château Pommard

The extremely wealthy Silicon Valley American entrepreneur, Michael Baum, has château Pommard is composed of 50 acres of vines, a gastronomic restaurant, a museum dedicated to the wine and the vine and an art gallery dedicated to Dali or Miro. But it’s also an 80 000 bottle production of Château Pommard, of which, 20 000 […]