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 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 ...
Château la Varière – Cabernet franc in Anjou
For Anne and Jacques Beaujeau, Chateau La Varière is their “second child”. Both natives of the Brissac-Quincé area, they share roles on the estate between them. Trained in vineyard management by his grandfather at an early age, Jacques makes the wines and acts as their ...
Château Borie-Neuve – A dream come true
Who hasn’t dreamed of ditching their job in Paris to “go down South and make wine”? Bruno Correia, a native of Garenne-Colombe in the Paris area but also a lover of good food and wine, decided he wanted a change of lifestyle, age 34. So he said goodbye to the restaurant ...
Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion: A jewel in the Pessac-Léognan crown
In 2010, Patrice Pichet – CEO of the Pichet real estate group – acquired this gem of a vineyard whose ten hectares of AOC Pessac-Léognan vines are surrounded by buildings in the greater Bordeaux area. The Chateau’s wines, which were already of an extremely high standard, ...
Domaine de Schisterelle: A female perspective on Languedoc
Deciding to take over your grandparents’ wine estate when you’re twenty or so years old and a dental assistant is not for the faint-hearted. By 1999, Céline Cabanel was already a year and a half into her studies in Pézénas. She started off at the co-operative, ...
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