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 ...
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. ...
Domaine de l'Olivette, quite simply archetypal Bandol
The Dumoutier family has been nurturing its love for vines at Domaine de l’Olivette for four generations. Stretching over 55 hectares, the estate has enjoyed clay-limestone soils and the privileged location of Bandol for 250 years. Imagine a natural amphitheatre between land ...
Domaine de la Désoucherie: A rare find
Christian Tessier and his son Fabien, wine growers in Cour-Cheverny (between Chambord and Cheverny). The Tessier family’s ancestors, as was often the case in France, had a variety of farming activities. In addition to vines, they grew cereals and asparagus and reared cattle. ...
The legendary Gosset… Champagne’s oldest wine house
For four centuries, the Gosset tradition has been shaped by artisanal expertise and family heritage. In 1584, Aÿ alderman and wine grower Pierre Gosset was producing still wines, often red, with grapes from his own vineyards. At that time, two wines vied for a ...
Domaine de Joÿ - pure sense of place, Gascon-style
Originally, this was the story of a Swiss family who fell in love with the Armagnac region. At the turn of the century, aware of the richness of the soils and distinctive aspect of some plots, the Gesslers gradually decided to give up mixed farming and devote a large part of Domaine de Joÿ ...
Franciacorta for The Floating Piers
The Franciacorta Festival pays homage to Christo 18th June – 3rd July 2016 June 18th is approaching fast, and so is the opening of the latest, eagerly-awaited work by Christo – The Floating Piers. Excitement for this event is at a peak throughout the Franciacorta ...
Château de Salles: Fine wine from the descendants of d’Artagnan
Château de Salles’ 5 hectares of vineyards are located in the heart of the Buzet appellation area on hillsides of deep clay-limestone soils strewn with gravel which bask in remarkable sunshine. The varietal range is predominantly Merlot (80%) complemented by Cabernet-Sauvignon and ...
Michel Bernard: The kind of wines where people empty the bottle!
Taking the right tack The descendant of a family that has been growing wines near Orange for 200 years, Michel Bernard’s parents dreamt of an easier life for him, so they encouraged him to study law at university. But “it was about as useless to me as a screen door on a ...
Bordeaux, what will the futures bring?
After spending a week touring the region of Bordeaux tasting several hundred top-flight wines, the time has come to take stock. The vintage is undeniably of a good standard. As usual, the Bordeaux wine industry slightly ‘over-sold’ it but generally speaking the quality is there. On ...
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