Futures 2015

Primeurs 2016: Our Team Favourites

Having enjoyed excellent climatic conditions that allowed for harvesting at optimum maturity in several regions, the 2016 vintage can be described as truly exceptional! Following in the footsteps of 1928/1929, 1989/1990, 2009/2010, the years 2015/2016 join the ranks of superb duo-vintages. Millésima offers over 250 wines en primeur, making it difficult to choose… Luckily, the Millésima sales team is here ... Read More »

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

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 »

Futures 2015: Appellation Bordeaux Supérieur

AOC Bordeaux Supérior reaches across all Bordelais vineyards, the same area as the general appellation of Bordeaux. However, wines must meet more stringent requirements order to receive the designation. For example, the vines used in the production must be older than the vines used for Bordeaux AOC. The diversity of soil types reflects the large size of the region of ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Graves

The Graves appellation is found on the Left Bank of the Garonne. It is the most southern of the Bordeaux wine regions. Its 3,000 hectares are a blend of many different types of soil, including gravel, sand, clay and silt. Indeed, the appellation takes its name from its soil, as the word “Graves” is French for gravel. The red wines ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Fronsac

Located between the Dordogne and Isle rivers just outside the city of Libourne, this appellation only produces red wines. The main varietal is merlot, though it is blended with small amounts of cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon. The wines of Fronsac are full-bodied, opulent and powerful, with firm tannins. Red fruits and spice dominate the nose. These are wines with ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Listrac

Spread over 600 hectares, Listrac is the smallest AOC in the Médoc. Its soils are a blend of clay and gravel. Cabernet sauvignon offers structure and power, with merlot providing its fruit-driven aromas. A smaller, though still important, percentage of petit verdot and cabernet franc are also grown. Listrac benefits from several years of ageing, as they are powerful and ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Moulis

The Moulis appellation is found in the center of the Médoc. It is spread over nearly 610 hectares, yet is only eight kilometres wide. Its vines are sensitive to temperature variations, since it does not benefit from the moderating influence of the Garonne. As with its other Médocain neighbors, the main grapes planted in Moulis are cabernet sauvignon and merlot. ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Lalande-de-Pomerol

Lalande-de-Pomerol is separated from its neighbor Pomerol by a small branch of the Barbanne River. Merlot dominates production, though cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and malbec are also cultivated in its 1,200 hectares. Gravel and sandy soils make up the terroir. Wines from Lalande-de-Pomerol are powerful and expressive, often with unexpectedly strong tannins. 2015 in Lalande-de-Pomerol Spotlight on the 2015 vintage: 2015 ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Barsac

Barsac is located within the larger Sauternes region. Like its neighbor, Barsac makes delicious sweet dessert wines. The wines from this 460-hectare AOC are made from sémillon, sauvignon blanc and muscadelle, and grown on clay limestone soils with pockets of gravel and sand. The low-lying lands are perfect for the development of Noble Rot, or Botrytis Cinerea. When this fungus ... Read More »

Château Pontet-Canet – Futures 2015

Château Pontet-Canet Appellation: Pauillac Classification: 5ème cru classé en 1855 Le potentiel de ce domaine, voisin de Mouton-Rothschild, est devenu évident lorsque le père d’Alfred Tesseron, père de l’actuel propriétaire, décida d’entreprendre de nombreux travaux d’amélioration de la propriété. Les sols graveleux de Pontet-Canet sont typiques de l’appellation Pauillac, tout comme les vins du domaine qui arborent une incroyable profondeur ... Read More »