The vintage Located in Côte de Nuits, Chateau de Marsannay owns 26 hectares of vineyards in the Marsannay appellation, as well 12 additional hectares in other appellations across Burgundy. The 2014 vintage was particularly favourable for the estate. The spring exhibited some idyllic weather, which was followed by some heavy rain during the summer. However, September brought exceptional conditions, and ... Read More »
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The vintage The spring in 2014 in Burgundy was mild, allowing for an excellent flowering on the vines across the region. The summer was particularly rainy, but like much of France, conditions became favourable again around mid-August. September was ideal, with beautiful, sunny weather that allowed the grapes to flourish and achieve optimal ripeness. Chardonnay from this vintage tends to ... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »