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Wines of New Zealand

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New Zealand – Land of Diversity The history of the wines of New Zealand its vineyards dates back to 1819, when a French bishop planted the first vines. Today there are only a handful of very old wineries still existing. The wine industry in the country is not older than 25 years. However, the progress in quality is remarkable, in spite of this ... Read More »

Chianti Classico celebrates its 300 years

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300 years of Chianti Classico Created in 1716 by Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, the prestigious appellation of Chianti Classico is celebrating its 300th birthday! The wines produced in Chianti Classico are like the landscapes of Tuscany to which it belongs: singular and spectacular. The Sangiovese grape, the veritable soul of region, rules over these terroirs. It particularly ... Read More »

Château Cheval Blanc – Futures 2015

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Château Cheval Blanc Appellation: Saint-Émilion Classification: 1er cru classé “A”   The estate dates to 1832, when the Ducasse family purchased land from Figeac. It is unusual in that its 39 hectares of vineyard plots have remained unchanged since 1871. In 1998, it was purchased by Bernard Arnaut and Baron Albert Frère, and has been managed by Pierre Lurton ever ... Read More »

Château Lafite-Rothschild – Futures 2015

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Château Lafite-Rothschild Appellation: Pauillac Classification: 1er cru classé en 1855 Frequently recognized as the very best of Bordeaux grand crus, Lafite was originally owned by the legendary Ségur family. It was purchased by Baron James de Rothschild in 1868, who subsequently gave the estate its current name. “Lafite” is derived from the Gascon word la hite, meaning a knoll. The ... Read More »

Château L’Évangile – Futures 2015

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Château L’Évangile Appellation: Pomerol Chateau L’Evangile was established as Fazilleau in the eighteenth century by the Léglise family, who were instrumental in the creation of Pomerol’s vineyards. In 1990, the estate was purchased by Domaines Barons de Rothschild with the promise to maintain the chateau’s high standards. 1998, and the cellar extensively renovated in 2004. The vineyards are neighbours to Pétrus, ... Read More »

Millésima Garden Party

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The Millésima Garden Party , June 23rd – 26th 2016 For the 3rd consecutive time, from June 23. – 26., Millésima  offers you the possibility to sign up for a visit in our bicentenary cellar, which is unique in its style and stores more than 2.5 million bottles. You can sign up directly at our stand (village 2) and go ... Read More »

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou – Futures 2015

Ducuru Beaucaillou

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Appellation: Saint-Julien Classification: 2ème cru classé en 1855 Located at the midpoint between Beychevelle and the Gironde, the estate’s gravel soils are ideally suited for vineyards. The château is, in fact, named for its rocks – the “beaux cailloux” are unusually large, smooth pebbles that lie beneath its topsoils. While full-bodied and rich, the wines are notable for ... Read More »

Château Mouton-Rothschild – Futures 2015

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Château Mouton-Rothschild Appellation: Pauillac Classification: 1er cru classé   Baron Philippe de Rothschild was only 20 when he inherited part of this estate but he rapidly delved into its management, creating historic changes that subsequently spread to other châteaux. In 1923, Mouton Rothschild was the first to begin estate bottling their wines; ensuring quality control and consistent labelling. The iconic ... Read More »

Château Haut-Brion – Futures 2015

Haut Brion

Château Haut-Brion Appellation: Pessac-Léognan Classification: 1er cru classé en 1855 Haut Brion is the only 1er grand cru located in the Graves, and has one of the most storied histories of all Bordeaux châteaux. It was famously first mentioned in 1663 by English writer Samuel Pepys as “hath a good and most particular taste.” The wine was celebrated in London ... Read More »

Château Léoville-Las Cases – Futures 2015

Leoville Las Cases

Château Léoville-Las Cases Appellation: Saint-Julien Classification: 2ème cru classé en 1855 The largest of the three Léoville estates created by inheritance, marriage and sale, Las Cases was founded in 1638 and has one of the longest histories in the Médoc. The estate was among the first to plant the now-classic Bordeaux cépages, trellis vines and age in oak. It has ... Read More »

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