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Primeurs 2016 | Chateau Lafite-Rothschild : An Ageless Wine

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Lafite-Rothschild is one of the first 1855 Classified Growths in Bordeaux. It is a wine that is just as timeless as the chateau itself. Chateau Lafite-Rothschild is known for being beautiful, powerful, and elegant. The domain has been growing wine in the Pauillac appellation since 1670. The wines, already works of art, improve with age in the same way as ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Releases of 18/05/2017

En Primeurs 2016 18/05/2017 Chateau de Sales

The 2016 Primeurs campaign is well underway. Today we present releases from the Pomerol, Saint Emilion & Lalande de Pomerol appellations:  Chateau de Sales – Pomerol Chateau de Sales is the largest property in the Pomerol appellation with 47.50 hectares. The castle itself was built in the 17th century and is incredibly elegant. The terroir is typical of Pomerol and has gravel, sand, ... Read More »

Alain Brumont: Passion and Terroir

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“I am like a vine. I came out of the earth, I was born at its side and I live in symbiosis with my environment, the best terroirs and the climate. I want to express my impression of this environment, to interpret the quintessence of the terroir, the climate and to enable people to find this alchemy in a glass ... Read More »

Ferraton Pere et Fils: Family Traditions in the Rhone Valley

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Maison Ferraton Pere et Fils is located in the Rhone Valley in the middle of the Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Saint-Joseph. The estate was founded in 1946 by Jean Orens Ferraton. Since 1998, the property has benefited from Michel Chapoutier’s know-how. Michel is very close to the family and has helped them produce organic and biodynamic wines (ECOCERT accredited). Ferraton Pere et ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Chateau Cos d’Estournel : A fascinating 2016

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Cos d’Estournel is a 2nd Classified Growth in the Saint-Estephe appellation. Its strong cultural and architectural ties to India are hard to miss. Louis Gaspard d’Estournel created a legendary domain which still creates timeless, elegant wines today. The Maharaja of Saint-Estephe In 1791, 29 year old Louis Gaspard d’Estournel inherited 14 hectares of grape vines nears the Cos, a village ... Read More »

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande: Historic Domain in the Medoc

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Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande: Historic Domain in the Medoc Historic property in the Medoc, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande was created in the 17th century by Pierre de Mazure de Rauzan, a true role player in the history of Bordeaux wine. The Chateau didn’t receive its current name until Virginie, daughter of Joseph de Pichon Longueville and ... Read More »

Domain Guigal: Rhone Valley’s source of magic

Chateau Ampuis, classified monument and headquarters of Domain E. Guigal (© E.Guigal)

Founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, the principal commune of the Cote-Rotie appellation, which is one the most prestigious in the Rhone Valley. The Domain E. Guigal new how to develop quickly to become a staple of the Rhone Valley. In 1995 the acqusition of Chateau Ampuis – a monumental historical event- helped E. Guigal make his great ... Read More »

Wine Futures/Primeurs Alerts – Be one of the first to receive notifications about 2016 releases

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Wine Futures Alerts 2016 – Don’t miss out! Our 6th edition of Wine Futures/En Primeur Alerts will give you access to the highly anticipated 2016 vintage. The 2015 vintage experienced very mild weather, these ideal weather conditions allowed the wines to reach optimal maturity. The 2016 vintage is rumoured to be better than those of 2009 and 2010. In terms of balance ... Read More »

Château Margaux: A rich history and an exceptional wine

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Everyone who is slightly interested in the world of wine and its history, know Chateau Margaux. Several owners allowed it to evolve over time, the property has had its fair share of ups and downs. From la Mothe de Margaux in the 12th century to its incredible fame today, the atypical course of this Chateau is built on a history ... Read More »

The Primeurs Panorama 2015: 1 year anniversary is almost here!

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Millesima created an event specifically for wine-professionals 28 years ago. A few days before the new vintage is released, we offer the opportunity to re-taste the 2015 futures, just before bottling. This event is an unforgettable tasting that allows many critics and journalists to confirm or revise the grades they gave in April 2015 (Primeurs/Futures Week). 2015 Primeurs: a privileged ... Read More »

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