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 »
Planted in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, near the mythical city of Shangri-La in the Yunnan...
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A mention of the word “Champagne” often conjures up the image of the grand Champagne Hou...
Chateau La Conseillante is widely regarded as one of the most emblematic properties of Bordeaux̵...
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 »
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 »
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 »
Background Chateau Branaire-Ducru has a history that dates back all the way to 1680, when it was first owned by Jean-Bapiste Braneyre. It was ranked as a Fourth Growth in the 1855 classification of Bordeaux. The vineyard of Chateau Branaire-Ducru covers fifty hectares in Saint-Julien appellation in the Medoc. The plantings are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, which represents 70% of ... Read More »
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 »
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 »