Bordeaux

Château Petit-Village, in the heart of Pomerol

The domaine belonged to several owners throughout the XIX century. The history of the Château Petit-Village starts in 1919, when Ferdinand Ginestet, a famous wine merchant from Bordeaux, took over the domaine.  In 1971, his daughter Madame Prats became director of the château, who was succeeded then by her son Bruno, a great personality that contributed to the development and ... Read More »

English painter David Hockney illustrates the label of Château Mouton Rothschild 2014

A tribute label Every year since 1945, the label of Château Mouton Rothschild is illustrated by the original work of a contemporary painter such as Cocteau, Braque, Dali, Miro, Chagall, Warhol, Bacon, Niki de Saint Phalle and Jeff Koons. Hence a gigantic collection that unites names of the most famous contemporary artists and which will be enriched by a new ... Read More »

Château Haut-Brion : Legendary Growth in Pessac-Léognan

Birth of a Grand Cru Considered as the oldest vineyard of Bordeaux, the estate was born when Jean de Pontac bought the royal house of Haut-Brion in 1533. The Gascon geographic designation „Haut-Brion“ refers to the gravelly elevated terrain situated between the La Peugue and Le Serpent streams. It derived from the Celtic word “briga”, meaning hill or high place. The red ... Read More »

Château d’Yquem 2014 and “Y” 2015

Millésima is excited to announce the arrival of Château d’Yquem’s 2014 vintage and Y’s 2015 vintage, which are now available at Millésima. It is one of the most famous estates in the world and produces wines like liquid gold, which are renowned for their ageing potential and its myriad of well-balanced, complex flavours that generate even more harmonies over time. ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur: The Millésima Guarantee

One of the Largest Players in the Place de Bordeaux Millésima is a fine wine and en primeur sales specialist – one of the largest and most established buyers of Bordeaux en primeur for nearly 30 years. Founded in 1983 with a catalogue of 100 of Bordeaux’s greatest wines, Millésima has grown into Europe’s leading fine wine merchant with locations ... Read More »

Vintage 2015 in Bordeaux

2015 Bordeaux En Primeur

Delivers On Its Early Promise The wines of 2015 have been hotly anticipated since before the grapes were even harvested. Early weather reports were encouraging, and all reports indicate the year has delivered on its initial promise. The stars aligned to provide conditions observers compare to the legendary 2005 vintage – with 2015 already delivering nine perfect 100-point scores from American ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur: Why Vintage Matters

Bordeaux’s Variable Weather Bordeaux is blessed with a mild climate that avoids extreme temperatures. Moderated by its location next to the Atlantic ocean, its vineyards benefit from warm summers and plentiful sun. In fact, the city of Bordeaux has more total sunshine hours than Biarritz. Winters are cool, rather than cold, and vine-destroying frost is relatively rare. Bordeaux receives more rain ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur: Five Reasons To Buy Futures

Why Buy Futures? Buying wine en primeur – also known as futures – is intertwined with the history of Bordeaux’s finest wines. Until the late 20th century, the practice was largely limited to those in the wine trade. However, now savvy consumers can also purchase the most in-demand wines before they are even bottled. Each spring, buyers and journalists converge on the ... Read More »

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Clos Haut Peyraguey

Clos Haut Peyraguey is found on the highest point in the Bommes commune in the Sauternes appelation. Its name comes from its unique position, as it is old French for “headland” or overlook. This magnificent estate is situated across from Chateau d’Yquem and is adjacent to Chateaux Giraud and Rayne-Vigneau. In the 18th century, the president of the Bordeaux Parliament Monsieur ... Read More »

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau La Tour Carnet

With a rich history dating back eight centuries, Chateau La Tour Carnet is located in the heart of the Haut-Medoc in Bordeaux. Its story is closely tied to that of France as a whole. Its name comes from a French squire who helped his Lord resist the French monarchy at the end of the 100 Years War. Over the following ... Read More »