Grape Variety : Grenache Blanc

Grenache Blanc is a medieval grape variety originating from Spain. At that time it was called “vino de garnacha” which means wine of Granada. In the 18th century it became the “Spanish plant”. Today it is also vastly planted in the south of France where it is grown alongside its cousin, Grenache noir. Its bunches […]

GRAPE VARIETY : Tannat

Tannat is a red grape variety from Béarn which belongs to the cotoïdes family. It occupies nearly 3,000 ha of vineyards in France.  Its leaves are reddish with bronze patches. Its bunches are either of normal size or larger. Its berries have a thin skin and round-shape. Its foliage has a swarthy appearance. This grape variety […]

HIDDEN GEMS : Etna Bianco Piano dei Daini Tenute Bosco 2019

Today’s destination for the hidden gems is Sicily! More specifically, the volcanic and sandy lands of the northern side of Mount Etna. Let’s discover an explosive white wine! Piano dei Daini Etna Bianco 2019,  by the Tenute Bosco estate, is a white wine full of character. Made of 90% Carricante, it is recognizable by those […]

GRAPE VARIETY : Melon de Bourgogne

With the arrival of spring and sunshine, we wanted to introduce you  a fresh, light and fruity grape variety: Melon de Bourgogne (otherwise known as Muscadet) Originally from Burgundy as its name indicates, this grape variety is widely spread over the valleys of the Loire (France). The cool oceanic climate and the clay and silica […]

Grape Variety : Petit Maseng

Petit Manseng is a white grape variety of Pyrenean origin. It has been established in the Béarn region of southwest France since the 16th century. Its small berries have a hard, well-ventilated skin which allows Petit Manseng to resist grey rot. On the other hand, this variety is very sensitive to noble rot. This noble […]

Grape Variety : Bonarda

Bonarda is a red grape variety from Argentina. Bonarda wines are at first very fruity on the nose, with notes of black cherry compote, fresh blueberry, and plum. Then, they become more complex, giving aromas of violets, 5-spice, and peonies. Finally, depending on whether or not the wine was oaked (though most aren’t), they may […]

VARIETY GRAPE : Semillon

Semillon is a white grape variety originating from the Gironde region and expresses itself on fruity and floral aromas. It is at the origin of the great white wines of the South-West. In France, Semillon is the main grape variety for the sweet wines of Bordeaux such as Sauternes, Barsac, Cadillac or Loupiac, the harvest […]