WINE LEGEND : Domaine Ponsot 1990 Chambertin Grand Cru

Domaine Ponsot is a wine producer in Burgundy, France, which produces white and red wine. They are especially known for their Morey-Saint-Denis Blanc 1 st cru Clos des Monts Luisants but they are also producers of Chambertin. Le Chambertin is the most important Grand Cru vineyard of Gevrey-Chambertin, one of the most northern wine-producing villages […]

WINE STUDY : Pineau d’Aunis

Pineau d’Aunis is a French grape variety mostly planted in the vineyard of the “Vallée de la Loire”. It’s a vigorous and fertile vine, and depending on how it’s grown, its lifespan can easily exceed 80 years. It is one of the characteristic grape varieties of the Coteaux du Vendômois appellation, from which are produced […]

WINE TRAVEL: Focus on Jura, France

The Jura vineyard represents a wine-growing region located in the Jura in Franche-Comté, in France. It represents about 2000 hectares, one of the smallest vineyards in France. The wines produced come from different grape varieties related to the variety of soils and microclimates ideal for the production of white wines. The most widespread grape variety […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON Alicante Bouschet

Alicante Bouschet is a black grape variety widely cultivated since 1866 and planted mostly in Spain, Portugal and France. It is a cross of Petit Bouschet and Grenache. Alicante is a teinturier, a black grape with dark skins and flesh. In contrast, regular black wine grapes have dark skins, but clear flesh. In a blend, […]

WINE TRAVEL: EXPLORING BORDEAUX, FRANCE

Bordeaux is the largest wine region in France, in terms of volume and value. Many of the most prestigious fine wines are produced there. Bordeaux’s climate is moderated by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the presence of the various rivers (the Dordogne, the Garonne and the Gironde Estuary). The warm ocean current extends […]

WINE TRAVEL: EXPLORING THE NORTHERN RHONE VALLEY

The Rhône, a French wine region, is situated in the Rhône valley and produces numerous wines under various AOC designations. The Rhône is generally divided into two subregions with distinct vinicultural traditions – the Northern and Southern Rhône. Both are unique, each with different climate, soils and grape varieties. Although the Northern Rhône vineyards are […]

WINE LEGEND: Château La Conseillante 1999

The 1999 was a difficult vintage in Bordeaux, after a very successful summer it rained a lot during harvest. However, the top estates were able to produce wines of very good quality. And today, we are delighted to introduce one of them – Chateau La Conseillante 1999. The name of La Conseillante appears in the […]

WINE LEGEND: Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 1999

An exceptional wine for ageing. The 1999 northern Rhone weather brought on one of the best vintages of the decade. A warm, sunny July and August supplied large quantities of highly-concentrated, sweet Syrah grapes which gave the 1999 Chave Hermitage bold flavours and tannins. The ample yields allowed the Chave family to be very selective, […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON SAVAGNIN BLANC

Savagnin Blanc is an ancient white wine grape grown almost exclusively in the Jura in eastern France. This variety ripens very late, and may be picked even in December. Small-berried, thick-skinned Savagnin has been cultivated in France for at least 900 years. And today much known for two of France’s most idiosyncratic wines, the “sherry-like” […]