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

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 »

Futures 2016 – Releases of 19/04/2017

Futures 2016 Release of the day

Futures 2016 : Releases of the day The 2016 vintage in a few words: In spite of inconsistent weather conditions, the Bordeaux 2016 vintage looks like a very large and generous vintage in volume. The vintage is characterized by a homogeneous flowering, good fertilisation, water deficits during the summer, and ample amounts of sunlight. The final maturation of the grapes occurred under a ... Read More »

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

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 »

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 »