Author Archives: Millesima

The Weekend of the Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2016

12814156_10153815277660342_32662713599714506_n

For the fourth consecutive year, Millesima is partnering with the Union des Grands Crus for their annual “Weekend des Grands Crus,” which this year will take place the weekend of June 4th and 5th. This year the day dedicated to tastings will occur on Saturday June 4th, from 10am to 7pm in Bordeaux, at Hanger 14 on the Quai des ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Fronsac

Fronsac © Château de La Dauphine

Located between the Dordogne and Isle rivers just outside the city of Libourne, this appellation only produces red wines. The main varietal is merlot, though it is blended with small amounts of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. The wines of Fronsac are full-bodied, opulent and powerful, with firm tannins. Red fruits and spice dominate the nose. These are wines with ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Listrac

Listrac 2

Spread over 600 hectares, Listrac is the smallest AOC in the Médoc. Its soils are a blend of clay and gravel. Cabernet sauvignon offers structure and power, with merlot providing its fruit-driven aromas. A smaller, though still important, percentage of petit verdot and cabernet franc are also grown. Listrac benefits from several years of ageing, as they are powerful and ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Moulis

Moulis - Ch.Poujeaux

The Moulis appellation is found in the center of the Médoc. It is spread over nearly 610 hectares, yet is only eight kilometres wide. Its vines are sensitive to temperature variations, since it does not benefit from the moderating influence of the Garonne. As with its other Médocain neighbors, the main grapes planted in Moulis are cabernet sauvignon and merlot. ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Lalande-de-Pomerol

Lalande de Pomerol © Fleur de Boüard

Lalande-de-Pomerol is separated from its neighbor Pomerol by a small branch of the Barbanne River. Merlot dominates production, though cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and malbec are also cultivated in its 1,200 hectares. Gravel and sandy soils make up the terroir. Wines from Lalande-de-Pomerol are powerful and expressive, often with unexpectedly strong tannins. 2015 in Lalande-de-Pomerol Spotlight on the 2015 vintage: 2015 ... Read More »

Saumur and Saumur Champigny – Loire’s Finest

saumur2-660x330

A Complicated Evolution The first written mention of vineyards in Saumur dates back to the year 515. They evolved under the strong influence of the monasteries. In addition, geographical proximity to the Loire River has encouraged the export of these wines. In this period, it used to be one of the most prosperous trading centres along the river. Saumur benefited ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Barsac

Barsac- doisy_daene

Barsac is located within the larger Sauternes region. Like its neighbor, Barsac makes delicious sweet dessert wines. The wines from this 460-hectare AOC are made from sémillon, sauvignon blanc and muscadelle, and grown on clay limestone soils with pockets of gravel and sand. The low-lying lands are perfect for the development of Noble Rot, or Botrytis Cinerea. When this fungus ... Read More »

Château Pontet-Canet – Futures 2015

pontet canet

Château Pontet-Canet Appellation: Pauillac Classification: 5ème cru classé en 1855 Le potentiel de ce domaine, voisin de Mouton-Rothschild, est devenu évident lorsque le père d’Alfred Tesseron, père de l’actuel propriétaire, décida d’entreprendre de nombreux travaux d’amélioration de la propriété. Les sols graveleux de Pontet-Canet sont typiques de l’appellation Pauillac, tout comme les vins du domaine qui arborent une incroyable profondeur ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Castillon-Côtes de Bordeaux

Castillon montlandrie

Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux used to be known as Cotes de Castillon and was renamed in 2009. The appellation produces only red wines. Merlot is the principal grape, though some cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon are also blended. The AOC spreads over nearly 3,000 hectares, with a mix of sand, gravel, limestone, and alluvial soils. The resulting wines are elegant ... Read More »

Château Rieussec – Futures 2015

Rieussec

Château Rieussec Appellation: Sauternes Classification: 1er cru classé en 1855 Before the French Revolution, the property belonged to Carmelite monks. Following the Revolution, it changed hands many times until it was purchased by Domaines Barons de Rothschild in 1984. This instituted a series of improvements, including new cellars and rigorous sorting to ensure quality. 90% sémillon, 7% sauvignon blanc and ... Read More »

usaitalyfrenchGerman



Be admitted into the intimacy of fine wines


Register online to receive the free weekly Newsletter from the Millesima Blog in order to:

  • Take advantage of the latest exclusive articles on the wine sphere
  • Discover the backstage of the greatest estates in video
  • Receive alerts in preview concerning tasting sessions and events we organize

I have already subscribed to the newsletter



Be admitted into the intimacy of fine wines


Register online to receive the free weekly Newsletter from the Millesima Blog in order to:

  • Take advantage of the latest exclusive articles on the wine sphere
  • Discover the backstage of the greatest estates in video
  • Receive alerts in preview concerning tasting sessions and events we organize

I have already subscribed to the newsletter