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2014 En Primeur – Domaine de Courteillac

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Domaine de Courteillac is located 20 minutes south-east of Saint-Emilion and 14 km south of Castillon la Bataille. The estate is located on the highest plateau in Entre-Deux-Mer and the property covers 27 hectares of vineyards, surrounded by forest. The soil is similar to that of Saint-Emilion, with layers of chalk, clay and gravel. The work in the vineyards at ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – M. Chapoutier

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The 2014 Vintage The 2014 vintage benefited from certain favourable weather conditions which helped accelerate vine growth across the Rhone Valley. The warm weather during the spring encouraged healthy ripening for the berries. Though July and August were relatively cool, fantastic warmth in September helped the fruit reach ideal maturity. However, later in the month, certain appellations were affected by ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Doisy-Védrines

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Background Located in Barsac, Château Doisy-Védrines is the largest of the three Doisy estates. It has belonged to the Castéja family since the mid-nineteenth century. The property is twenty-seven hectares, situated in Haut-Barsac, with soil that contains limestone, clay and fine gravel. The plantings in the vineyards are comprised of 82% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle, and the ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Doisy-Daëne

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Background Chateau Doisy-Daëne is located in Barsac, in the Sauternes appellation, and is classified as a Second Growth under the 1855 classification of Sauternes. The soil on the property is distinctive for the region, as a layer of clayey sand (‘Barsac red sands’) is near the surface. This contributes to the unique, exceptional terroir of the estate. The chateau’s wines ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Gazin

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Background Located on the upper terrace of Pomerol, Chateau Gazin has a history which dates back to the twelfth century. Louis Soualle acquired the estate in the early twentieth century, and today his descendants carefully manage the property. The chateau has 26 hectares across a single holding in Pomerol. The soil on the surface-level is Gunzian gravel, with layers of ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau La Tour Blanche

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The vintage In Sauternes, Chateau La Tour Blanche experienced the same complicated weather conditions as the rest of the Bordeaux region.  This required a lot of patience and precise vineyard work on the behalf of the estate, as 2014 went through numerous, disconcerting climate shifts.  Even towards the end of the season, with the dry weather in September, the lack ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Prieuré-Lichine

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The vintage The 2014 vintage was one of high quality for Chateau Prieuré-Lichine. The idyllic Indian summer allowed the Margaux estate to fully showcase the best aspects of the different terroirs of Prieuré-Lichine. The mild, rainy winter and spring seasons yielded the typical early  growing cycle for vines. The dry June ensured good flowering, but the cool, damp weather through the ... Read More »

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