2nd Label Selections

Y by Chateau Yquem: A Wine that Stands Apart

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Looking Beyond Local legend says Chateau d’Yquem first stumbled across the delicious effects of Botrytis Cincera, or Noble Rot, in 1847 when, then owner, Marquis Romain-Bertrand de Lur Saluces ordered harvest be held until his return. Hunting in Russia, he was delayed and arrived later than expected, leaving the grapes to fortuitously rot on the vines. Whatever the truth may ... Read More »

Discovering Second Wines

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Discover the second wines of great chateaux A “second wine” is a concept typical to Bordeaux, where a particular wine enjoys the same soil and the same attention as their “first wine” counterparts; the only major difference lies within the age of the vines. In order for the vineyard to maintain good health and longevity, vines are regularly pulled (after ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château du Tertre

Millesima announces the release of Château du Tertre 2011. Alexander Van Beek, General Manager of the appellation Margaux estate describes his experience with the vintage and how the cabernet sauvignon has played a key role in creating the 2011 wine. This is a vintage typically Medocain, because there is nice acidity in the wine and at the same time a ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Grand Corbin-Despagne

François Despagne, Owner of Château Grand Corbin-Despagne meets with Millesima to discuss his thoughts on the estate’s 200th vintage, and how he benefitted from the summer weather that had tourists running for cover. Our greatest strength is that this is our 200th vintage. I think the consumer will have fun with this wine, which has very supple tannins that play ... Read More »

Millesima’s En Primeur Fine Wine Alerts

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Although tastings only just finished, wines have begun to be priced for the 2011 vintage, fairly early in comparison with other vintages. Tasters and outstanding critics are publishing their comments as prices for this year are shared with the public, waiting in anticipation. Also interesting for this year is the fact that top Châteaux are leading the releases instead of ... Read More »

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