Estates & Chateaux

Le Pin: Could this be the ultime collector wine?

Le Pin: Could this be the ultime collector wine?

It’s difficult to believe that one of Bordeaux’s most emblematic wines dates only from 1979, the year where Léon Thienpont bought a hectare (2,5 acres) of vines from his neighbor, the Loubie family. In 1984 a little bit more than a hectare was added to the domain, forming a unique ensemble of 2,7 hectare in […]


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 […]


Champagne Salon

Champagne Salon

The Salon Champagne, an enthralling story and an exceptional vintage. At the beginning of the last century, Aimé Salon, native of the Champagne area, left for Paris searching to make fortune in the fur trade, finding that the champagne was of a rather dubious quality, he decide to make his own sparkling wine. Following the […]


The Rose wines from the Château d’Esclans

The Rose wines from the Château d’Esclans

The Château d’Esclans domain is an exceptional site, extending itself on a hillside near to the Pennafort gorges in the Var region. The château is inspired from the grand villas of the Tuscany countryside; it was built in the middle of the nineteenth century and bought by Sacha Lichine in 2006. This wine producer of […]


Domain Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier

Domain Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier

Frédéric Mugnier funded the domain in 1863, and it’s in 1985 that Frédéric Mugnier, the great grand son, takes over the family’s domain, giving it the final push in 2004, with the return of the Clos de la Maréchal exploitation, within the Nuits de Saint George. The wines issued from the Mugnier domain are pure […]