Rendé Masdéu: Earthly paradise in Catalonia
Wine has been grown here since 1604. Set in the heart of the village of Espluga de Francoli, not far from the famous Poblet monastery, the estate produces wines under the Conca de Barbera appellation in southern Catalonia. What strikes you first about the estate is its ...
Celler Vall Llach The moving story of Matilde, Joaquina and Catalina
They say life is full of adventure, but we often hear stories from elders that make us think that we may not always be able to get the most out of life; however, if we're lucky, we can listen and learn from them. That's what compelled me to tell the unique story of a young winemaker ...
FROM CALDARO TO CAPRI ON A TANDEM: TWO WINEMAKERS’ CHALLENGE TO MAKE KALTERERSEE BETTER KNOWN
Andrea Moser and Gerhard Sanin, winemakers from the Kaltern and Erste+Neue wineries, covered 1,250 kilometres to introduce their wine to people and pair it with regional cuisines. The adventure of the ‘Pirates of Kalterersee’ came to an end on their arrival in Capri. ...
Authentic Primitivo boasting international exposure
As a tribute to the bountiful nature of the land, Pietro Ribezzo chose to name his estate after noble philanthropist Pirro Varone who made a major contribution to the region. Employing the ancient traditions of Salento, Pietro grows 15 hectares of vines and olive groves. The ...
Lamé-Delisle-Boucard: Blue-chip Bourgueil
Created in 1869, Domaine Lamé-Delisle-Boucard pioneered independent winemaking, bottling its first wines in the legendary 1947 vintage. It has never been divided up through inheritance and currently extends over 44 hectares, producing hallmark Bourgueil ...
Domaine de la Paleine: The jewel in the Saumur crown
Domaine de la Paleine is a 32-hectare vineyard on the outskirts of the village of Puy-Notre-Dame which now boasts its own, stand-alone appellation – Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame. The vineyards are mostly planted to Chenin and Cabernet Franc on clay-limestone soils. Grass cover is used to ...
Château Fonsalade – A subtly crafted Saint-Chinian
Nestled in the heart of the Saint-Chinian appellation in Languedoc, Château Fonsalade is an historic estate that has always produced quality white, red and rosé wines. The Château’s name comes from the Occitan ‘Font Salat’ meaning salty fountain. ...
Domaine François Schwach: passion and high standards
For three generations, Domaine François Schwach has nurtured the same passion for its local ‘terroir’. The estate was established by François Schwach, a wine broker who would gradually leave his initial profession behind him to devote himself to his passion for wine ...
Domaine du Vissoux, variations on a Beaujolais theme
If one person can lay a claim to having family roots in his native region since the 17th century, it’s Pierre-Marie Chermette. He was born in Le Vissoux and his mother’s surname was Vissoux! Wine growing in this southerly region of Beaujolais therefore spans several ...
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