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Discover the noteworthy Domaine de la Bégude. Located at the highest point of the Bandol appellation, the exceptional estate overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and benefits from an ideal mix of hot sunny days and nights. This outstanding terroir combined with the winemaking heritage of Guillaume Tari, 7th generation of winemakers raised at Château Giscours in Margaux, enables to produce unique and elegant wines. The particularity of La Bégude is its extraordinary diversity of soils and expositions. This mosaic of vines looks like a painter’s color palette. The Domaine is also certified organic and produces red, rosé, and white wines belonging to …

Samuel Delafont is an « Artisan Négociant » specialized in crus from the Languedoc region in France. He has created S.Delafont in his name with a militant zeal and an ambitious approach to the development of great Languedoc wines. “For each cru, we select and assemble small volumes of newly fermented wine from the best chateaux and domains of the appellation. We then carefully watch over the maturation process before bottling the wine in our own cellars. Our experience after many years in the vineyards of the Languedoc has allowed us to build, with the growers, a very good relationship of …

Since the beginning of the 17th century, the Malet Roquefort family has lived in Saint-Emilion. The estate of Saint Emilion has been one of the Premiers Grands Crus Classés – official list was first drawn up in 1954. Count Léo de Malet Roquefort inherited the family property in 1958. Early in life, his son Alexandre de Malet Roquefort was drawn by his passion for this terroir and has never stopped working to reveal the splendor of the Château La Gaffelière estate. With the same passion, father and son worked together to improve and enhance the vineyard, combining ancestral methods and modern …

“When authentic wines get personal” Xavier Flouret Wines is a carefully curated collection of some of the world’s finest boutique vintages. Flouret personally conducts a vigorous selection process, choosing only expertly made, wines that highlight their terroir for his premium portfolio. Respecting the tradition of craftmanship, Xavier Flouret reveals unique wines with a beautiful heritage. Today, the recognizable “X” can be found on 12 different wines, stemming from the best wine regions in 7 different countries. View all collection : Xavier Flouret Wines Visit the winery website: Xavier Flouret Wines

The Raffault family owns and manages 28 hectares of vineyards spread across 25 plots in Savigny en Véron et Avoine, Beaumont en Véron and the Chinon regions. The wine-grower Julien Raffault is very careful with his stock of 20-year-old vines. At Domaine du Raifault, each wine reflects the climate of the year and highlights wine grower’s personality. Every vintage of the domain is unique, offering a large choice of colors and aromas. Grape varietals contribute in the high quality of Raifault wines. For example, Cabernet-Franc is the only grape varietal at Domaine du Raifault that can produce very different rose …

Château de Valcombe, a 10-generation family-owned property since 1740, is the southernmost estate in the Costières de Nîmes. Close to the Mediterranean Sea and planted on soils boasting the highest concentration of limestone in the region, Valcombe offers refined, concentrated wines with exuberant freshness and minerality. Following the Second World War, the estate was inherited by Charles Ricome, who replanted most of the vineyards and was the first to plant Syrah in the appellation. The reins of the estate have been handed to Charles’s son Dominique and now his grandsons Basile and Nicolas. The vineyards planted in 1955 are still …

In the French branch of the Rothschild family, the tradition of wine dates back to 1868 with the purchase of Château Lafite by James de Rothschild. After more than a century of family history interlinked with the world of wine, Baron Edmond de Rothschild (James’ great grandson) purchased Château Clarke and Château Malmaison in 1973 and create the “Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild”. Following his father’s footsteps, Benjamin de Rothschild purchased two superb properties in 2003: the Château des Laurets and the Château de Malengin. Particular attention is given to vineyard management in order to achieve low yield and get quality …

The Delobel estate is owned by Benjamin Delobel. Benjamin started his vineyard in December 2013. The 2014 vintage has helped him realize his passion for Sauvignon Blanc and a genuine love of the land. Based at Ouchamps in the Oisly wine-growing area with its lively, straightforward and mineral wines, the estate began its conversion to organic production in 2013, a key step for this young man who thrives on contact with the land and tending his vines for hours on end. On his 12-hectare estate, he produces Touraine and Touraine-Oisly wines. The ten hectares of Sauvignon Blanc and two hectares …

Château de Bellevue, one of the Barbet family’s latest acquisitions, is a majestic estate, part of the Villié-Morgon village, in South Burgundy. Over the years, it has been the home of prestigious occupants, such as the Lumière Brothers, inventors of the cinema, and Princess Lieven of Russia. With a total of 22 hectares of Gamay planted in Morgon, Château de Bellevue is one of the major domaines of the appellation. Meet the new winemaker, Tristan Larsen! His first vinification experience was when he was working as an intern at the estate for the 2011 vintage. From there, Tristan decided to gain more experience by …

The Millet family founded the Domaine of “La Gemière” in 1981 on the slopes of Sancerre. Since 2000, the heirs Sebastian and Nicolas Millet have carried on the tradition of working their 19 hectares with a profound respect to the terroir’s appellation. On the bank of the Loire River, the area consists of 3 main types of soil: La Caillotes, Terre Blanche, and Terre Rouge. La Caillotes is composed of chalky and soft-surfaced limestone on a compact bedrock. Terre Blanche is clay and limestone soil locally called thick soil because of the difficulty to cultivate when soaked, due to its high …