Classified as a Second Growth through the 1855 classification, Chateau Lascombes owns 112 hectares in the Margaux appellation, along with 6 hectares in Haut-Medoc. According to Michel Rolland, the position of Chateau Lascombes is among the most beautiful and best quality parcels of the appellation. The history Chateau Lascombes was originally a Carthusian monastery, built in the late 17th century ... Read More »
Classified as a Second Growth through the 1855 classification, Chateau Lascombes owns 112 hectares i...
In total, there are a hundred and seventy-seven estates in Bordeaux designated as Grand Cru, derived...
The history Stretched across the slopes of the Vosges Mountains, the region of Alsace has long histo...
The history The Despagne family has been in Saint Emilion for centuries, with the family’s first his...
In total, there are a hundred and seventy-seven estates in Bordeaux designated as Grand Cru, derived from the three different classifications in the region. Unlike the Grand Cru classification system in Burgundy and Champagne, where certain vineyard sites are classified, the wineries in Bordeaux were specifically ranked based on the quality of the wines. The 1855 Classification The 1855 classification ... Read More »
Oenology graduate Stephan Asseo began his winemaking career in the 1980s in Burgundy and among the many celebrated Bordeaux family vineyards. It was here he build his name, thanks to the wines from Chateau Robin and Chateau Fleur Cardinale. After working for 17 years in Bordeaux, he decided to turn to new horizons and escape the strict rules and regulations ... Read More »
The history Stretched across the slopes of the Vosges Mountains, the region of Alsace has long history of winemaking. Located next to the modern day German border (along the Rhine) the area has been a territory of political contention and conflict for centuries. Annexed by France in the seventeenth century, Alsace was claimed by the new German Empire in 1871. ... Read More »
The history The Despagne family has been in Saint Emilion for centuries, with the family’s first historical reference in the area dating back to 1665. The family has strong roots in the wine industry, with past generations holding jobs such as vineyard workers and ploughmen. In 1812, Louis Despagne, the son of tenant farmers at Cheval Blanc, purchased a few ... Read More »
Located among the rolling Langhe hills in Piedmont, the Barolo DOCG is one of the most renowned appellations in Italy. The appellation’s name is derived from the village of Barolo, located about a few miles south of Alba. The history There is a long, illustrious history of winemaking in this region, filled with many changes and developments. Until the nineteenth ... Read More »
The history Chateau Cos d’Estournel was founded by Louis Gaspard d’Estournel. In 1811, he recognised the exceptional potential of some of his vines near the village of Cos in Saint Estèphe, and he began to vinify these grapes separately. From there on the wines of Cos d’Estournel began to gain great prestige, and they were exported throughout the world, as ... Read More »