Centuries of passion The earliest remnants of Château d’Esclans date back to the Roman Empire, at which time it was used as an observation post in the golf of Fréjus to prevent possible maritime invasions. The winery now stands on the foundations of the original castle, which in 1201 was bequeathed to Gérald de Villeneuve by the Count of Provence. ... Read More »
Centuries of passion The earliest remnants of Château d’Esclans date back to the Roman Empire, at wh...
Caves d’Esclans A wine merchant and wine maker, Cave d’Esclans uses the best plots & gra...
The pioneer of Madiran A true pioneer of his appellation, Alain Brumont elevated the wines of Madira...
A Family Story… Since 1825, the Faiveley family has cultivated their vines with the utmost res...
Caves d’Esclans A wine merchant and wine maker, Cave d’Esclans uses the best plots & grapes from its own property, Château d’Esclans, as well as those of other local growers to make what has reputedly become the world’s greatest rosé. In order to obtain the best quality grapes and thus, produce the finest rosé wines, Caves ... Read More »
The pioneer of Madiran A true pioneer of his appellation, Alain Brumont elevated the wines of Madiran and the Côtes de Gascogne into the ranks of the world’s best. As an adolescent he worked hard on his family’s estate, however, he always had an ambition to create his own wine. In 1979 he inherited his father’s vineyard: Château Bouscassé. Buying ... Read More »
A Family Story… Since 1825, the Faiveley family has cultivated their vines with the utmost respect for their native terroirs of Côtes de Nuits, Côtes de Beaune and the Côte Chalonnaise. At the end of the 19th Century, Burgundy in its turn was devastated by Phylloxera. François Faiveley, a young doctor at the time, devoted his life trying to save his family’s ... Read More »
An Extraordinary Partnership It was a meeting of the minds that was bound to produce something extraordinary, a partnership between two men steeped in the art of wine making. Olivier Leflaive from Burgundy and Erick de Sousa from Champagne have come together to produce Champagne Valentin Leflaive. Olivier Leflaive, is joint-founder, with his brother Patrick, of the House of Olivier ... Read More »
The best selection of fine wines in Saint-Tropez In July 2009 Millésima opened its doors in Saint-Tropez and for the past 6 years has been providing a selection of fine and rare wines to visitors and locals alike. With over 9,000 references from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Rhone Valley, Italy and, of course, Provence, our cellar is your best ally ... Read More »
Parker’s 10 year retrospective: the 2005 vintage Parker’s highly anticipated 10 year Bordeaux retrospective has finally been published in the latest addition of the Wine Advocate. The industry has been waiting with baited breath for this review ever since Parker mentioned that he might have under-evaluated the 2005 vintage. 10 years on the critic confirmed that ‘the vintage looks strong ... Read More »