France

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Feytit-Clinet

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Background Chateau Feytit-Clinet is a property with 6.5 hectares of vineyard in the appellation of Pomerol. From 1966 the property was managed and distributed by the négociant Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix. However, as of the 2000 vintage, the owners, the Chasseuil family, resumed control of the estate. Jeremy Chasseuil is the current winemaker for Chateau Feytit-Clinet. Under his direction the estate ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Malartic-Lagravière

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The vintage Due to a mild and rainy winter, the growth cycle was approximately two weeks ahead of schedule in early 2014. Budburst and flowering has also started earlier than in previous years. In general, the spring and summer of this past year experienced the same conditions as the winter, with wet and mild weather. An unexpected and exceptional Indian ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Clos des Jacobins

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Background Clos des Jacobins is located at the entrance to the medieval town of Saint-Emilion. Since the 17th century the vineyard has remained as a single block around the chateau. The vines grow at the base of the plateau of Saint-Emilion, where they benefit from the erosion of the plateau, which mixes limestone fragments with the clay. This location, coupled ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau La Pointe

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Background Located near Libourne, in the western portion of the Pomerol appellation, Chateau La Pointe spans over twenty-two hectares. The terroir of the estate is composed of three different types of soil: gravel, clay and sand. This mixture of soil types helps create wines which are typical and characteristic of the Pomerol appellation. The plantings of the estate are divided ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse

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Background In the mid-17th century, Arnaud Ducasse bought a small house on the edge of the Gironde estuary in Pauillac from Jacques de Ségur, the Lord of Lafite. The estate remained in his family for over three centuries. Ranked as a Fifth Growth in the renowned classification of 1855, Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse is an elegant and structured wine. The vines ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Latour-Martillac

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Background Chateau Latour-Martillac was classified a Grand Cru Classé under 1953 classification of Graves. The name of the estate derives from the tower in the main courtyard of the property. The white wines of the estate caught the attention of wine merchant Edouard Kressmann and in 1930 his eldest son Alfred purchased the chateau. He worked to develop the red ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Trottevieille

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Background The name for Chateau Trottevieille comes from an old, local story. According to legend, there was a woman used to live at the property who was very interesting in the goings-on in Bordeaux.  She used to go down to the crossroads where the stagecoaches travelling to and from Bordeaux would stop. As she was often seen rushing after the ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Léoville Las Cases

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Background Chateau Léoville Las Cases is located in the Saint-Julien appellation and is ranked as a Second Growth from the 1855 classification of Bordeaux. The estate has a terroir of great complexity .The soil consists of mainly Quaternary gravel over gravelly sand and clay sub-soils. The proximity to the Gironde river is also responsible for the microclimate that assists in ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Le Gay

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Background With such illustrious neighbours in Pomerol such as Petrus, the estate of Chateau Le Gay has the advantage of excellent gravelly soil with a clay and limestone foundation. The vineyard covers an area of 10.5 hectares, and the plantings are composed of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc. The vines are on average fifty years old. The estate is ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Vieux Chateau Certan

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Background Vieux Chateau Certan was built in the 16th century by the Demay family who had originated from Scotland. In 1924, the estate was acquired by the Belgian wine merchant Georges Thienpont. Today, the chateau is under the direction of his grandson, Alexandre Thienpont. Like his grandfather, Thienpont works to respects the land and natural beauty of the property in ... Read More »

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