Smith Haut Lafitte
In the eighteenth century, the Scottish navigator George Smith set up residence in this property. Following in his footsteps were Mr. Dubergier-Duffour, mayor of Bordeaux; Louis Eschenauer, a leading figure of trading in Bordeaux, leaving Daniel and Florence Cathiard as the current owners. They restored the 16th century tower, renovated the 18th century chartreuse, refurbished the 2 underground cellars, resumed traditional soil-work, abolished herbicides and incorporated their own cooperage. The exemplary elegance and balanced structure of the Smith Haut Lafitte wines are now universally recognized and justifies this passion for irreproachable quality.
Unique alliance of an exceptional terroir, of an age-old tradition & of a very contemporary invention, Marquis d'Alesme is not only a great wine but a singular vision of contemporary luxury. Each detail is the object of the greatest sophistication and offers a poetic stroll. The architecture intertwines pure classicism and Asian symbolism. At the corner of reception rooms, works of art can be admired in complete privacy. Then the walk leads to the landscaped gardens which consist of delicate mosaics of colors and scents. Finally, olfactory routes punctuated with scented tales surprise the guests. Delicious dishes and tastings of a Grand Cru Classé combine wonderfully with the four corners of the property.
Grand Vin de Graves
L'esprit de Chevalier
Created by Jean Ricard in 1865, the Domaine de Chevalier covers 38 hectares in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan forest, in a green setting south of Bordeaux. Producing exceptional wines in both red and white, the estate was crowned Grand Cru Classé de Graves in 1953. Acquired and managed by Olivier Bernard in 1983, the magnificent Domaine de Chevalier extended its fame to the whole world. Today it is at the top of Bordeaux's greatest Crus Classés.
The origin of this property dates back to the seventeenth century and covers forty hectares located between Lafite Rothschild and Cos d'Estournel . Bought and replanted in 1959 by Mr. Tesseron is his son Michel Tesseron which led him in the firmament by investing it completely. Today, this wine produces opulent Saint-Estèphe that are among the most harmonious of the appellation. The estate is deemed to have performance well beyond its ranking.
Dry White Wine
Clos des Lunes
Situated on the left bank of the Garonne river, 40km south of Bordeaux, the vineyards of Sauternes are legendary. Reputed the world over, Sauternes possesses no fewer than twenty six 1855 ‘Classified Growths’. It is upon this most ancient terroir, best known for its sweet wines of remarkable quality, that Olivier Bernard decided to write a new chapter, beginning in 2011. Here, with the Domaine de Chevalier team, he expressed a firm commitment to produce some of the finest dry white wines.
Everything began in 1929, on the base of a property cultivated upon ancient times. For this authenticity and quality wines Château Sainte Marguerite has obtained the classification "Cru Classé" in 1955. History and authenticity are the main aspects of the Fayard family, which has enable them to create the foundations, without any compromise on the quality. These crus are the result of a permanent quest for excellence and an exceptional terroir fully mastered. Ces crus sont le fruit d'une constante recherche de l'excellence et de la maîtrise d'un terroir d'exception.
The Maison Aegerter, located in Nuit-Saint-Georges, Côte-d’Or, is thriving in a region known for both its traditions and its innovations. The Aegerters believe that nature cannot be hurried. It must be listened to and pampered. All the vintages, from the most accessible to the most exceptional, have one thing in common: they are the outcome of a resolutely modern vision and dynamic. The best of Burgundy’s terroirs is well worth it. These passionate people are daring enough to leave the beaten track and offer all consumers, beginners and experts alike, carefully picked selections, new blends and different bottles.
Hubert Perrodo had acquired the Labégorce Castle in 1989, then the Château de l'Abbé Gorsse in 2002, and finally the Castle Labégorce Zédé in 2005. The heirs of Hubert Perrodo perform today his vow: reunite all three areas (which were one before the Revolution) into a single entity that covers 70 hectares.
Jean-Luc Thunevin became a "star" of the wine world in less than a decade thanks to his famous "garage wine" Castle Valandraud. Thanks to his passion for wine, his determination and his determination, he made his vow with the first vintage in 1991 Château Valandraud. This year marks the beginning of a great adventure and a dazzling success. He then becomes the inspirer and initiator of many other garage wines. All these micro-wineries from low yields produce wines concentrated. Born in 1992 as a second wine, Virginie de Valandraud has since conquered his "pedigree" to become in 1997 a full wine resulting from vineyards going beyond those of Valandraud.
This vintage is derived from a selection of only the finest terrains of the Rollan de By vineyard. Of course, this plot, born in 1989, has in less than 20 years become one of the best Cru Bourgeois of the Haut Medoc region. Jean Guyon, the property’s owner, assisted by Ricardo Cotarella, oenologist with a reputation second to none, have carefully put into place viticulture and winemaking procedures where absolutely everything is done to assure a bright fruitiness, a beautiful concentration of aromatic and ripe tannins in the finished product.
Janisson - Grand Cru
The Janisson house is located in Verzenay, classified Grand Cru village in the heart of the Montagne de Reims, on one of the most prestigious terroirs of Champagne. At its head, Manuel Janisson makes the winegrowing tradition of Janisson prosper, inscribing it in a contemporary and international dimension. Descending from a long line of wine-makers, Manuel Janisson is forward-thinking and resolutely passionate about developing and enriching the family tradition. In 2014, with the help of architect Giovanni Pace, he based his Champagne House in a sleek, modern cellar ; reflecting the style of his new cuvées. The state of the art winery ensures that new technology is put to good use to get the very best from what nature provides. Manuel Janisson skillfully combines tradition and modernity.
A family owned property for 4 generations, gives the passion and care needed to develop Lilian Renoir Champagne, a wine that is individually hard to match. It may defy the major Champagne houses, which sell soulless wines at outrageous prices. Mainly composed of Pinot Noir providing exciting fruity side and Chardonnay bringing finesse and freshness into the assembly, this champagne expresses its strong personality and appeals to Champagne lovers of all tastes.