Estates & Chateaux

The primeurs Grands Crus of 2013 from Bordeaux

The primeurs Grands Crus of 2013 from Bordeaux

The 31st of March, the begining of the 2013 primeurs campaign will be starting off. Owners, oenologists, critics, consultants and wine importers will all be reunited together in the beautiful city of Bordeaux. After an 18% fall in sales to china in 2013, this 2013 will have been the smallest harvest in the Bordeaux region […]


The Highest Vineyard In the world

The Highest Vineyard In the world

On Argentines wine route is found the world’s highest vineyard. Three vineyards, Colome, Tacuil and Payogasta are planted between 7 500 feet and 9800 feet, the highest plot is found at over 10 000 feet. The danger of frost has been controlled by a sprinkler system that limits the drop in temperature, but hail is […]


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 […]


LOIRE VALLEY: WINES TRAVELLING UNDER SAIL

LOIRE VALLEY: WINES TRAVELLING UNDER SAIL

The wines sail to England, there is nothing special you might say, but the wines sailing under sail power in the 21st century! … An old sloop rigged gaffer delivers wine from France to the English, and not just any wine, but “La coulée de Serrant” produced by Nicolas Joly. Myth or reality, this wine […]


JACQUES SELOSSE THE BEST CHAMPAGNE OF THE WORLD

JACQUES SELOSSE THE BEST CHAMPAGNE OF THE WORLD

Anselme Selosse is an outstanding winegrower from the Côte des Blancs region, area that inspires the most idealistic of the new generation of winemakers. Ecologist and follower of the Burgundy wine aging method in new barrels, method which he assimilated during his studies in Beaune, Anselm has chosen an original method by picking grapes that […]


La Romanée, Domaine du Comte Liger Belair

La Romanée, Domaine du Comte Liger Belair

Romanée is the rarest and most charismatic appellation but also the smallest in the world. Have you happened to mention ” La Romanée ” in a casual conversation with lovers of fine wines? If this is the case, you probably crossed a vaguely puzzled look, meaning: ” uh … yeah … I’ve heard but I’ve […]


Aubert de Villaine: Domaine de la Romanée Conti

Aubert de Villaine: Domaine de la Romanée Conti

The Co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée Conti, Aubert de Villaine, tells us about wine, music and about his involvement with Burgundy’s Unesco bid. In the 1960’s, Aubert de Villaine went to America to write about Californian wine. He wrote articles for La Revue du Vin de France, as at this time, nobody knew that […]