Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc
Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge
Domaines des Saumades was created in 1995 by Murielle and Franck Mousset. Frank has proven to be a dynamic winemaker worthy of his illustrious pedigree. His grandfather, the dynamic Louis Mousset, purchased Château des Fines Roches in 1936 and switched it into one of the most successful estates in the Rhône, now a beautiful hotel and restaurant. Louis’ many descendents today own several estates across the South of France.
Franck has leveraged his ancestry and a lifelong immersion in the fine art of winemaking to craft glorious wines made from some of the Châteauneuf du Pape’s most popular grape varieties – Grenache Blanc, with the ancient Bourboulenc and Clairette for the whites, and 100% Grenache for the red Châteauneuf du Pape.
At 2.25 hectares, Saumades is the smallest domaine in the Châteauneuf du Pape AOC. As a result, Franck is able to pay meticulous attention to detail and his stamp of approval goes into every wine, of which only about 500 cases are produced annually.
After picking the white grapes are crushed in a pneumatic bladder press, then fermented and aged in small neutral oak barrels around the lees before bottling after 12 months. The red grapes are completely destemmed and fermented in a large conrete vat with heat controls. After fermentation the red wines are aged in small oak barrels, 25% of which are new, for up to 18 months.
Châteauneuf du Pape, or new castle of the Pope, has a long and illustrious winemaking history that dates back to 1308 when Pope Clement V relocated his papacy to the city of Avignon. He was said to be a great lover of wine and did much to promote it. Today, the wines from this AOC have enjoyed significant resurgence in popularity in the United States thanks in part to the advocacy of wine critics like Robert Parker, and their remarkable price / quality ratio.
Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Demoiselles
Michel Colin-Deléger traces his Chassagne-Montrachet lineage through both sides of his family, having inherited vineyards from the original Colins who settled in the appellation in the 1850s, and from his father-in-law, the great George Deléger. Since creating his eponymous winery in 1987, he has forged an enviable reputation as one of the finest producers of this Burgundian region, crafting distinguished Premiers and Grands Crus wines that offer abundant ripe fruit aromas, concentrated flavors and layered complexity.
Although Michel’s sons, Philippe and Bruno, manage the operations of the original Domaine Colin-Deléger today (now Domaines Philippe and Bruno Colin, respectively), he still actively oversees the production of wines from three prized and neighboring vineyards – Chassagne Premier Cru en Remilly,” the famous Puligny Premier Cru Les Demoiselles”, and its neighboring Grand Cru Chevalier Montrachet.
Over the last few decades, Michel has mastered his craft and production of wine follows his exacting standards. During harvest, for example, grapes are sorted both in the vineyard and at the winery. Michel refers to the elevage of his wines as traditional” for white Burgundy, yet the tiny quantities he is producing call for a few technical tweaks. After a relatively quick pneumatic pressing the juice settles in tank for a night before descending into casks in the cellar. The Chassagne 1er Cru en Remilly sees about 25% new oak barrels of 225 liters, but the Chevalier-Montrachet is in one larger, custom-made, 360 liter cask of new oak. The Puligny 1er Cru Les Demoiselles is vinified in one old and one new custom casks.
Fermentation is relatively slow in Michel’s cold cellar, with malolactic usually finishing the spring after the harvest. Long lees aging is preferred, with only occasional (every other week) batonnage. Bottling takes place in the spring after 15 months of patient aging. Wines worth waiting for.
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Blanchots Dessus
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Fairendes
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Les Grands Clos
Chassagne-Montrachet Les Blanchots Dessous Village
Chassagne-Montrachet rouge Les Voillenots”
The intimate Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay is located in the illustrious village of Chassagne, in the southern Côte de Beaune. The estate is owned by Phillippe Duvernay and his partner Laura Coffinet who set out on their winemaking opportunity with just seven vineyards, including the Grand Cru Batard Montrachet. Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay encompasses seven hectares across the appellation in total, four of which are dedicated to its exceptional white wines, in particular Chassagne, and three to reddish.
While the pair share in the management of this professional boutique winery, Phillippe oversees the vineyards, where yields are strictly controlled, and cellars. He offers adopted a traditional Burgundian approach to vinification, with pneumatic pressing of the grapes, followed by an over night natural settling of the lees in tank. Following this debourbage, the wine descends by gravity for its fermentation in barrique. Philippe, uses only 25-30% fresh oak barrels for ageing, which endures for 12 to 15 weeks depending on the quality of the vintage. The exception is with the Domaine’s Batard Montrachet Grand Cru, which uses up to 50% fresh barrels, depending on its concentration.
All in all, intense concentration of aromas and flavors are the prevalent characteristics of the estate’s beautiful wines, which are capable of aging for decades. Their Chassagne Villages wine is made entirely from your vineyard climat of Les Blanchots Dessous, which lies just south of Criots Batard Montrachet. They also present a remarkable collection of Chassagne Premiers Crus vineyard sites, including Fairendes (the top, northern portion of Morgeot), Caillerets and Maltroie. Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay is definitely fortunate to own parcels of the two Premiers Crus sites that abut the great Grand Cru Montrachet itself, Dent de Chien and Les Blanchots Dessus, which Philippe affectionately refers to as Pied de Montrachet.”
Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru
Chassagne-Montrachet Vide-Bourse 1er Cru
Santenay Les Prarons Dessus”
Because the 19th Century, generations from the Pillot family have cultivated the hills of Chassagne-Montrachet. While dad Fernand is nearing pension, his son Laurent cultivates and harvests almost 14.6 hectares of property spread over 22 different appellations of red & white wines.
The father-and-son team focus tirelessly on maintaining quality using their practices: low yields, minimal usage of fertilizer and strict hygiene. All their wines are vinified and matured in today’s winery but Laurent will pay special focus on maintain with traditional Burgundian methods: barrel fermentation for the whites, minimal stirring from the lees, and ageing the wines in French oak barrels from a number of forests and coopers.
Two parcels of vines in the reduced Rugiens and One parcel in the high Rugiens are combined to create this exceptional Pommard 1er Cru. The most memorable appellation in the Cote de Beaune for Pinot Noir. The Pommard Rugiens offers requested Grand Cru position.
The grapes are hand-picked, transported to your winery, destemmed and placed into tank. After a couple of days of cool maceration, the alcoholic fermentation can be traditionally began with regular cover punching, thus allowing very controlled temp regulations from the fermenting grapes. After that aged in French oak barrels (80-100% fresh). Bottled in the winery after ageing for 18-19 weeks.
The Pommard 1er Cru ‘Rugiens’ is a wine with a lively character.
Virile, with concentrated cherry and raspberry flavours. After that, changing as time passes to pepper, liquorice and eucalyptus with beautiful soft tannins.
Chambertin Grand Cru
Chambolle Musigny Le Village
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru
Vougeot 1er Cru – Clos de la Perriére Monopole
Vougeot 1er Cru Blanc – Les Cras
Vougeot Le Community Blanc
Vougeot Le Village Rouge
The vineyards of the historic Domaine Bertagna once belonged to the Cistercian monks, famous for founding Clos de Vougeot in the 13th century. The estate’s cellars and vineyards are still located in the heart of the village nearby the Château and its ancient Chapter House, but the winery is usually today owned by the Reh family. Under the direction of Eva Reh-Siddle, this winemaking dynasty, which has numerous ventures across the globe, has invested significantly in modern technology and vineyard management. Coupled with an emphasis on purity of fruit for all those terroirs and all vintages, the result is usually a collection of elegant, silky wines that are among Burgundy’s most persuasive.
Bertagna produces wines from 18 wonderfully diverse appellations across the region, 12 of which are Grands or Premiers Crus. The estate is perhaps best known for its delicate, exemplary reds, from your regional Hautes Côtes de Nuits to the famous Grands Crus of Chambertin, Clos St. Denis and Clos de Vougeot. It also produces one of the world’s rarest white wines – Vougeot Premier Cru Blanc Les Cras” from your Côte de Nuits. While the estate’s village wines from Vougeot and Chambolle offer an excellent price / quality ratio, the Premier Crus, the Nuits Les Murgers, Chambolle Les Plantes, Vosne Beauxmonts and monopole Vougeot Clos de La Perriere, rival many wines from the finest Burgundy estates.
In the vineyards, early pruning, eco-friendly farming practices and strictly controlled yields result in healthier fruit and, ultimately, enriched aromas and flavors. Grapes are completely destemmed, and following chilly maceration of 3-7 days, fermentation is heat controlled over a three-week period to ensure subtle extraction of flavor and tannins. In the chais (cellar), new, computer-controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks with automatic pigeage devices (for punching down the cap) allows fine extraction without pumping of the must or wine.
The Reh family’s reputation for perfection extends to the barrels. The use of new oak is usually judicious, with a third of the Domaine’s barrels renewed each year. Aging takes place over 15 to 18 months, and the wines are then racked and bottled without fining or filtration after assemblage in the stainless tanks. The wines of Domaine Bertagna are capable for aging gracefully of 20 years or more.
Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice
Meursault 1er Cru – Les Charmes Dessus
Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru – Sous Frètille
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru – Les Pucelles
Savigny-Les Beaune Les Goudelettes
Volnay 1er Cru – Clos des Chènes
Antonin Guyon was relatively mature when he embarked upon his vine-owning trip in the 1960s, purchasing his 1st parcels of property in Burgundy’s Gevrey and Meursault appellations at 55-years aged. Today, Domaine Antonin Guyon is among the most renowned estates, aswell among the largest solitary family-owned wineries, in your community.
Located in Savigny-les-Beaune, this 47 hectare property is currently controlled and managed by Antonin’s sons, Dominique and Michel (remaining). Collectively, they have developed a model winery, creating wines of impeccable quality from 15 different appellations, including a few of the most renowned villages from the Côte d’Or. The largest solitary addition to the family’s holdings arrived in 1970 after Dominique patiently changed hundreds of little parcels from 80 Hautes Cotes de Nuits growers in Meuilley right into a solitary, 22 hectare stop of south-facing vines.
Domaine Antonin Guyon has turned into a firm favourite of wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs worldwide because of its exceptional selection of wines, particularly its Premiers and Grands Crus. The brothers certainly pay painstaking fine detail to quality at every stage in the winemaking procedure. Each wholly-owned vineyard can be impeccably kept, for instance, and, during harvest selecting is performed 100% yourself; the target is to obtain grapes towards the cellars within thirty minutes, where they may be after that sorted for another period. The harvesters will also be intimately acquainted with the vineyards, some taking part for 25 years and even more.
Domaine Antonin Guyon whites are pneumatically bladder-pressed before descending into barrels for fermentation, malolactic and aging. Reds are totally destemmed, and get into huge open top solid wood fermenters to get a four to six 6 day cool maceration, accompanied by a low temperatures fermentation to keep and enhance aromatics. Wines are after that aged for 12 to 1 . 5 years in oak barrels, which just 25% are fresh.