- Burgundy-Beaujolais - Chablis
- Côte d'Or - Champagne
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François and Denise Verdier bought this pleasant property
in 1964 and totally restructered the vineyard and the wine house.
The castle is a nice XVIIth century Charterhouse with a very
nice view down on the valley leading to the Garonne river and
the hills of Quinsac.
Located in the Medoc region of Bordeaux, this site is undergoing
Chateau Cheval-Blanc's origins are lost in the mists of time.
The estate has long had the honour of belonging to the group
of the eight greatest growths in Bordeaux, and owes its fame
to its remarkable soil.
Three generations of Fougère have worked this family vineyard
of 89 acres (36 hectares) that produces fine dry white "Entre-Deux-Mers",
red "Bordeaux" and "Bordeaux Supérieur"
Chateau Gazin wines are a very typical product of the gravelly-clay
soil of the Pomerol high terraces. Their taste is characterised
by their silky tannins, their balance and concentration, enhanced
by a delicate oaky note.
Born in a family of winegrowers, owners of the Domaine de BOUTEILLEY
since 1617 Jean GUILLOT started the wine merchant business, which
carries his name in 1953. They own Domaine de Bouteilley, Chateau
Grand-jour, Chateau Maillard, Chateau Cap de Fer, and Chateau
Chateau Haut-Brion (Domaine Clarence Dillon)
Both French and English sites; Chateau Haut-Brion is one of the
few remaining family-owned domains of the Bordeaux region with
a history going back to the 16th century.
Chateau Lilian Ladouys
With its elegant Directory Charterhouse, the Lilian-Ladouys Chateau
expresses a generous idea of Médoc's durability, a close
union between the crop the wine itself.
The discovery and analysis of ancient archives at Chateau Latour,
in the early 60's, allowed historians to accurately reconstruct
the Estate's past from 1331 on.
Chateau Pichon Longueville
The archives record the creation of a property by Pierre de Mazure
de Rauzan, a great name in the history of Bordeaux wine. The
vineyard was to take his name sometime later when Thérèse,
the founder's daughter received it as dowry when she married
Jacques de Pichon Longueville, the first President of the Parlement
Chateaux Margaux, classified among the premier crus, has the
unique privilege in Bordeaux of bearing the name of its appellation
d'origine. It is the brilliant embodiment of that appellation's
sumptuous elegance and subtlety.
The Chateau Plaisance is made up of the Saint Emilion Grand Cru
and Bordeaux Superrieur. The site offers history and details
in 8 different languages. The Cuvée Prestige is especially
well known for its quality after aging.
The Chateau Pontet-Canet was set in the Grand Cru class in 1855.
Started in the end of the 18th century, with several parcels
of land to the north-west of Pauillac.
Medoc Wine Page
Medoc is a region of Bordeaux. This wine page has news, details,
histories and tourism information on the Medoc region. Médoc
has eight appellations - two regional appellations, Médoc
and Haut-Médoc, and six communal appellations: Saint-Estèphe,
Pauillac, Saint-Julien, Moulis en Médoc, Listrac-Médoc
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
As early as 1365 the noble house of Bosq chose this land to plant
with vines. In the eighteenth century the estate was bought by
George Smith, a Scot who added his name to the property. In 1856
Mr Duffour-Dubergier, mayor of Bordeaux and accomplished vine-grower,
purchased Smith Haut-Lafitte and transformed it into a grand
THE wine in Sauternes. The history of Yquem (like its wine) keeps
a mystery even today. If the vineyard has been existing for a
long time, the present castle is rather quite recent.
Well known for his Beaujolais Nouveau, his Hamlet of Wine, and
for being a fine creator of great French wines!
Drouhin combines more than 80 appellations, from Chablis, Côte
d'Or and the Beaujolais area. They exclusively sell under one
name, Joseph Drouhin.
A very popular wine both in France and abroad, Louis Jadot is
known for their 150 wines in all styles.
Chablis Les Blanchots
Owned by Domaine Laroche. This Grand Cru is a delicate wine that
is round, complex and elegant. There are some toasty vanilla
notes, slightly smoky, leading into a heart of tropical fruit.
Chablis Les Clos
Les Clos is one of the seven Grand Crus on the large hill directly
overlooking the town of Chablis. It is here that the vine was
first planted : its name probably refers to the stone walls that
surrounded the vineyard centuries ago.
The wine Vaudésir is one of the seven Grand Crus of Chablis
and one of its largest, occupying a central position on the large
hill overlooking the town of Chablis. A small vale, carved in
the middle, gave its name to the vineyard : Val du Désir.
Chablis Grands Crus : Les Clos, Bougros; Chablis Premiers Crus
: Beauregard, Montmains, Vaucoupin, Montée de Tonnerre,
Located near the city of Auxerre ( the capital of the Yonne department
), the vineyards of Chablis are some of the oldest vineyards
With 17 hectares, the Durup estate is the major owner in the
appellation area of Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume.
Michel Laroche is the fifth generation of his family to continue
a tradition lasting over eleven centuries - one of allowing the
wine to express its unique origin: The True Chablis.
Chablis Premier Cru Sécher is on the same slope as Vaillons.
Not as well known as its neighbour, Sécher does not have
the same kind of flinty aromas. On the other hand, on the palate,
it has a steely nerve all of its own.
Chablis Vaillons is a Premier Cru vineyard located on a hill
parallel to Montmains. Aromas are typical of the Kimmeridgian
soil : lemon scent with notes of fern and coriander. It has a
pronounced flintiness on the nose, and a particular, generous
fleshiness which is in total contrast with Montmains. It can
develop nicely in the bottle for several years.
Started in 1875, Antonin Rodet is a unique collection of Domaines,
located in the finest parcels in the Côte de Nuits, the
Côte de Beaune and the Côte Chalonnaise. They are
Domaine Rodet, Chateau de Chamirey, Chateau de Rully, and Domaine
Domaine de Chassorney
Domaine de Chassorney is located in saint-Romain, a famous and
picturesque village in the Côte d'Or. They are known for
Saint-Romaine Route and Blanc, and Auxey-Duresses Rouge and Blanc.
At the time when Pouilly Fuissé and Hermitage were considered
ordinary wines, Grégoire Guyot founded his own Maison
de vins in 1924. Wines are now created all through the Rhone
The Boizel House purchases grapes from some 70 different crus.
This diversity enables blending from a very wide selection and
provides the complexity which confers the character on Boizel
wines which is so sought after by champagne lovers.
Site all in French. Creating great Champagnes since 1792 - over
five generations of winemakers.
The village of Cumières enjoys a micro climate which favours
the early ripening of the grapes. As a matter of fact, the grape
picking in Champagne starts every year in Cumières for
the black skinned grapes of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Champagne de Castellane
De Castellane choose grapes which come from the best vineyards
of the Montagne de Reims, the Marne Valley, Côte des Blancs
and the Aube district.
J.M. Rigot Champagne
Site in French only, J.M. Rigot has been around for five centuries.
Jacquart has 1,000 hectares of vineyards lain in the most prestigious
soils of the Champagne District: Grande montagne de Reims, Vallée
de la Marne, and Côte des Blancs.
Founded in 1760, Lanson is on of the oldest Champagne Houses.
At this period in time, the Maltese cross became the emblem of
the House in homage to its founder, Knight in that order.
Moet and Chandon
The wine merchant Claude Moët founded the House of Moët
in pernay in 1743. Today, 1 in every 4 bottles exported from
the Champagne region comes from Moët and Chandon, which
is the leading brand in most world markets.
Site is in French only. Piper-Heidsieck was founded in 1785 and
is well known for its Bruts.
In 1734, Jacques Fourneaux founded the company that was to become
Taittinger. Taittinger is one of the last of the great concerns
to bear the name of the family that in fact manages it.
Famous for its orange label and delicious flavor, Veuve Clicquot
is named after the widow (veuve means widow) who in 1805 took
control of this Champagne house.
Producers of a still demi-sec Vouvray, a still Vouvray molleaux,
a Still-sec Vouvray, a Sparkling Vouvray, a Touraine-Tete de
Cuvee, and more. The gorgeous estate is great for touring.
Clos Baudoin Vineyard
Known for because of its ownership by Prince Poniatowski, these
fine Vouvrays are well received. They make Clos Baudoin, Clos
de l'Avenir, Clos des Patys, and Aigle Blanc. Some years can
also be suitable for producing Sparkling Wines, by ways of the
Clos de Chaillemont
Site in French.
Deomaine de la
Site in French.
Award winning Vouvray wines, site completely in French.
Vouvray wines, site in French. Their wines are a Tranquilles
Sec et Demi-sec, Tranquilles Moëlleux Réserve pour
certains millésimes, and Méthode Traditionnelle
Brut et Demi-sec.
Cataroise of Beziers
An all-French site
Grand Cru Classe in 1855. The property is situated entirely in
the "appellation d'origine" Saint Julien and is made
up of one contigous piece of land covering 157 hectares, of which
113 are under vine.
Domaine du Mouton
Wines from the country of Aude, 11100 narbonne France. They make
a fine Chardonnay.
Hugel and Fils
A good range of wines from the Alsace region. Despite its modest
size, the Hugel company enjoys a worldwide reputation. Present
in practically every great restaurant in France, almost 80% of
"Hugel" wines are exported, to more than 100 countries.
Labastide de Levis Winery
Sparkling and local wines from Marssac, they produce 90.000 Hectoliters,
5 Million bottles, including both Appelation Gaillac and local
Vignoble La Bauge
Fine wines and boar hunts ... they have about 15,000 plants and
have been in operation for 12 years. They produce around 12,000
bottles of five different kind of wine.