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Primeurs 2016: Top appellations from the Left Bank

chateau Calon Segur - ©Sebastien Cottereau

With irregular weather conditions and unexpected qualitative results, 2016 can only be described as a “miraculous” vintage. After an extremely hot summer, the refreshing downpour of September 13th, 2016 transformed this average vintage into the vintage of the century! Surpassing 2015, 2016 produced sublime wines full of finesse and elegance. Unlock the secrets of this vintage on the Left Bank: Saint-Estephe, Saint–Julien and Pauillac. 2016: ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Release of the 14-06-2017

Primeurs 2016

The 2016 Primeurs campaign continues today with the following release from Vieux Chateau Certan in Pomerol. Vieux Chateau Certan – Pomerol Vieux Chateau Certan is one of the oldest appellations in Pomerol, dating back to the 16th century. The Scottish family, the Demays, were the first owners. In 1785, the property is mentioned on the map of Belleyme under the name of ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Release of the 13-06-2017

Primeurs 2016 Chateau La Conseillante

The 2016 Primeurs campaign continues today with the following release from Chateau La Conseillante in Pomerol. Chateau La Conseillante – Pomerol Chateau La Conseillante owes its name to a former owner, Catherine Conseillan. Starting in 1871 the Nicolas family, the current owners, acquired the chateau. The vines of the nearly 12 hectare estate are planted on gravel and clay in the Pomerol appellation. ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Chateau Figeac, the most Left Bank estate on the Right Bank, releases its 2016 vintage

Chateau FIGEAC Primeurs 2016

Chateau FIGEAC is a 1er Grand Cru in the Saint Emilion appellation, that offers some of the most refined and elegant wines of Bordeaux. The domain’s location, terroir, and history are perfectly intertwined with that of Saint-Emilion. Dating back to the second century and the Figeacus family. The Figeacus family In the 2nd century, the Figeacus family owned a large ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Releases of the 12-06-2017

Primeurs 2016 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet

The 2016 Primeurs campaign continues today with the following release from Chateau L’Eglise Clinet and Clos L’Eglise in Pomerol. Chateau L’Eglise Clinet – Pomerol Family owned since 1882, Chateau L’Eglise Clinet is located in the Pomerol appellation. Denis Durantou, the current owner, strives to produce a wine that takes advantage of the rich terroir. There are 4.5 hectares of Merlot and Cabernet Franc ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Chateau Leoville Las Cases, one of the oldest estates in the Medoc unveils its 2016 vintage

Chateau Leoville Las Cases futures 2016

Considered one of the oldest estates of the region and after four decades, Chateau Leoville Las Cases is the most consistent of the Medoc grands crus classe. A story dating back to the XVII century The Leoville estate belonged to some of the most influential noble families of France before its acquisition by the Las Cases. The estate was split ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Releases of the 07-06-2017

Primeurs 2016 chateau d'Issan

The 2016 Primeurs campaign continues today with the following releases from Margaux, Saint-Emilion and Pomerol.  Chateau d’Issan – Margaux Chateau d’Issan is an 1855 Classified 3rd Growth from the Margaux appellation with a strong and rich history. In 1152, it was used for the marriage of Alienor d’Aquitaine and Henri Plantagenet (known as La Mothe-Cantenac). The Essenault family is responsible for naming ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Releases of the 06/06/2017

Primeur 2016 Chateau Leoville-Barton

The 2016 Primeurs campaign continues today with the following releases from Saint-Julien and Saint-Estèphe. Chateau Leoville-Barton – Saint-Julien Chateau Leoville Barton is a Classified 2nd Growth in the Saint–Julien appellation. It is owned by the Barton family, and the vineyard is 51 hectares. The vines planted are Cabernet Sauvignon (74%), Merlot (23%), and Cabernet Franc (3%). The vines are planted on ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Chateau Margaux : A miraculous 2016 vintage

Chateau Margaux Primeurs 2016

Chateau Margaux is renowned as one of the most elite wines of Bordeaux. Several owners used their know-how and fearlessness to transform Chateau Margaux into the sophisticatedly elegant domain that we know today. 12th Century origins In the 12th century Chateau Margaux was known as “La Mothe de Margaux”, or the Margaux mound. La Mothe de Margaux did not have ... Read More »

Primeurs 2016 | Releases of the 31/05/2017

Chateau Lagrange Primeurs 2016

The 2016 Primeurs campaign continues today with the following releases from the chateau Lagrange from Saint-Julien, chateau Malescot Saint-Exupery and chateau Rauzan-Gassies from Margaux and chateau Phelan-Segur from Saint-Estephe : Chateau Lagrange – Saint-Julien A Classified 3rd Growth in the Saint–Julien appellation, Chateau Lagrange has a very long and rich history. Its history starts in the Gallo-Roman period. It was not ... Read More »

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