Be sure to make the right choice! Here is a selection of our most beautiful favourites that will not leave you indifferent. Incredible value for money and pleasure...
The discreet Alain Gallety and his son David Alexandre produce wines of exceptional beauty, rare, from the cuvé Spéciale to the great Cuvée Ligure, including the magnificent Cuvée Emma and the famous and magical Syrare which will make serious "havoc" in tastings of great Côte-Rôtie...
Guillaume Quénard is now the leader of the estate. He is beginning to make his mark with more straightforward, fine wines of superb balance.
What the RVF says in its 2018 Guide:
Clos de l'Arlot is operated as a monopoly. From 2014, the wines are being matured by the new director, Géraldine Godot, who previously vinified for Alex Gambal. The wines are sublimely defined, including the Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru, the famous Clos de l'Arlot and the brilliant Clos des Forêts.
Thérèse and Michel Riouspeyrous, who are now quietly handing over the estate to their sons Iban and Théo, can be proud of their success on their family estate. They have become the reference for Basque wines and perhaps even for the whole of the South West.
Martin Bart delivers vintage after vintage of formidable Côtes de Nuits of great classicism, focused on the brilliance of their respective terroir.
A very high level and ultra original Margaux... Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre is an extraordinary wine made from 68 vintages (in 2018) of Jean-Pierre Boyer's 13 hectare vineyard. A unique wine made with the 4 Bordeaux grape varieties and aged only in concrete vats. BAMA (as the aficionados of the domain say) is distinguished by its not very intense colour, closer to a pinot than a cabernet, a not very powerful palate but with a distinction, a perfume and a rare finesse, very suave in its tannins. It has taken the good habit of challenging the greatest Medocs because it is able to age gracefully for several decades like its much more expensive Medoc counterparts..
Bernard Baudry seeks the silky and civilised dimension of Chinon wines, while remaining as close as possible to their expression of terroir. This approach, which he is now pursuing with his son Mathieu, is coupled with organic certification. A philosophy that also inspires them to plant non-grafted vines, free-standing for ten years (following the plantings of Charles Joguet in the 1980s), and to establish themselves on new forgotten terroirs, such as the excellent Clos Guillot in Chinon. Their Croix Boissée (clay-limestone terroir in Cravant-les-Coteaux), built for ageing, has an extra velvety and sometimes sweetness in hot years, which is not to be disliked by great lovers of Saint-Émilion wines. This cuvée naturally takes the lead among the great reds of Touraine.
Bernard Faurie's precious Hermitage on the great terroirs of Greffieux, Bessards and Méal.
Champagne Bollinger, a virtuoso of Champagne wines
Virginie and Laurent Vanpoperingh cultivate with passion 7 hectares in the areas of Damery and Cumières in the Marne Valley. The cuvées all have an elegant and fine profile and have the particularity of being aged entirely or partially in barrels.
Jurançon with a dizzying complexity!
Striking value for money and pleasure! Cascina Fontana is a small, family-run, 4-hectare winery located in the Barolo hills of the Langhe, south of Alba, in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. Mario Fontana is a neighbour and cousin of the great Bartolo Mascarello. It is a region of rare majestic beauty, with castle-topped vine-covered hills that look down on each other over steep, plunging valleys. Vines have been grown here for at least six generations. The traditional grape varieties of Langhe, Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo are grown to produce a range of prestigious wines that are the purest expression of the land from which they were born, Langhe.
Established at the foot of the Andes since 1902, Nicolas Catena 's Bodega Catena Zapata perpetuates the tradition of great Argentine wines in the Mendoza region, aided by the best quality terroir in the country.
The vineyard of the Charvin estate is mainly located on clay-limestone soils around Orange, 13 hectares in the Côtes du Rhône appellation and 8 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Discover the Provencal nuggets of Raymond de Villeneuve. His vineyard is located near Roquefort-la-Bédoule at the foot of the Sainte-Baume Massif, with an organic culture and a real work of the soil (certified Ecocert in 2014). The wines are really captivating and of an excellent level, with digestible whites, chiselled rosés, and reds that are always concentrated, fine and perfumed. A gourmet and profound approach to be praised...
Château Simone, the paradise of the AOC white palette
Claude-Edouard continues the work of his father Claude Geoffrey. The level now reached on his Côte de Brouilly makes it the absolute reference of the appellation and places it among the elite of the whole Beaujolais.
Domaine Chicotot is a 9.5 hectare artisanal estate that is one of the most outstanding sources of high quality, yet reasonably priced Nuits Saint-Georges.
Christophe Peyrus, of the famous Clos Marie, is continuing his ascent with the acquisition of this new estate in the Pic Saint-Loup hills at Cazevieille.
Yves Canarelli never ceases to amaze us and continues to raise the profile of Corsican wines, unquestionably belonging to the elite of Mediterranean winegrowers.
Alain Couderc farms 8 hectares in the famous La Roilette area. He produces mainly fine and velvety Fleurie wines. The wines are generally made from whole grapes and have a remarkable capacity for ageing.
The Clos du Mont Olivet was created in 1932 by Séraphin Sabon, and since its origins the family estate has been producing high quality, classic Châteauneuf du Pape on magnificent terroirs, as well as Côtes du Rhône wines of excellent quality.
One of the great artisan-winemakers of the whole of France!
Bellet, a micro-appellation of about fifty hectares on the heights of Nice is really a discovery of great interest, in particular at Clos Saint-Vincent, which is now at the top of the appellation...
Laurent Combier patiently cultivates some thirty hectares on the clay-limestone plateau with rolled pebbles in Pont d'Isère, in organic farming.
In the Taravo valley, not far from Propriano, the Comte Abbatucci estate continues to shine through its contribution to the revaluation of Corsican native grape varieties.
Now spearheading biodynamic farming in New Zealand and a symbol of excellence, Cullen was the first to believe in the potential of the Margaret River terroirs.
"Daniel Bouland, a winegrower from the hamlet of Corcelette, has been seducing us for several years with his Morgons, which have an intensity of fruit and an exemplary roundness, coming from a heritage of very old vines impeccably cultivated and harvested. The fruit does not mask the almost wild minerality of the terroir, but rather exalts it. What's more, the quality/price ratio here is unbeatable! Don't delay."
"The range of these champagnes, built mainly around the meunier grape, is flawless. The Grande Réserve expresses marvellously an autumnal character based on a frank, tonic and hyper digestible fruit. (...) In 2009, the two parcels dosed in extra brut reach a remarkable level" RVF Guide 2018
The rising star of Sancerre is now on the heels of the greatest...
The quintessence of Sauvignon...
Brice Omont and his rare and great Coteaux de Cevins...
The reputation of Muscat à petits grains des Bernardins grows vintage after vintage. With its exceptional ageing capacity, the Muscats de Beaume de Venise des Bernardins is a nectar capable of rivalling the greatest natural sweet wines, and is surprisingly greedy when young.
It is on the atoll of Rangiroa in the Tuamotu archipelago, in the heart of the South Pacific, that Dominique Auroy's precious Vin de Tahiti is produced. White and rosé Tahitian wines, with a unique identity, freshness and remarkable aromas reminiscent of the local coral... An ultra original gift!
"Located near Jongieux in the picturesque village of Aimavigne, at the foot of the vertiginous Marestel hillside, the Dupasquier family has been cultivating their vines for five generations with good reason (grassing down, no synthetic products). (...) The Roussette Marestel is the great wine of the estate, capable of improving over 30 to 40 years of ageing in good vintages with an astonishing diversity of flavours, without losing its freshness. With a little rebalancing, the estate could quickly climb up our hierarchy..."
Elio Sandri owns 8 hectares of vineyards in Piedmont at Monforte d'Alba on the famous Disa hill on blue marl soils. A magical terroir planted with Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto. The production of the estate is unfortunately limited, around 3500 bottles depending on the vintage and distribution in France is very rare... The vinification is very traditional, with the minimum of interventions, with macerations in concrete vats to bring out the fruit as much as possible. Fermentations are carried out with indigenous yeasts and the wine is aged for a very long time, at least 60 months for the Riserva vintage! Elio Sandri's Barolo wines are fascinating to taste, lovers of elegant and refined wines will be won over, black fruits, dried flowers and spices harmonise, great wines of terroir and emotion with an immense capacity for ageing, and at prices that are still very reasonable..
Eric Bordelet is the reference when you want to taste an exceptional cider or perry.
Freshness, fruit, complexity and a big favourite for the whole range!
Fabien Trosset and his wife settled in 2011 on the magnificent terroirs of Arbin. Coming from the already well known Trosset family (Fabien is a cousin of Joseph and Louis of the famous domaine Les Fils de Charles Trosset), Fabien is rebuilding a 16 hectare vineyard, 13 of which are Mondeuse. The work in the vineyard is very meticulous and the least interventionist possible.
Discover this exceptional nugget of the Southern Rhône...
Since 2010, François Carillon has been running his own estate, which now covers around 14 hectares, mainly in Puligny, Chassagne and Saint-Aubin. The wines are authentic, generous and clean, with minimal doses of sulphites, in total control, crystalline and full of minerality, resulting from a phenomenal work in the vineyard with a very demanding soil work. Already a great reference in Puligny Montrachet, much sought after by wine lovers..
François Chidaine is now one of the greatest winemakers in the Loire region, and by extension in France, recognised by his peers for his talent as a winemaker but also for his mastery of biodynamic principles.
Gérard Gauby, the master of Calce, has been pursuing his path to excellence for some thirty years now.
The elite of Sancerre... Intense, mineral, precise, complex...
The vineyard of the brothers David and Frédéric, the Giac brothers as they are known, is made up of about ten hectares overlooking the Isère valley.
The Chignin Bergeron artist...
A few drops of the immense Giuseppe Mascarello... One of the greatest names in Piedmont and in particular in Barolo...
These wines are very popular with wine lovers, extremely tasty, fruity and dense, made mainly from Grenache, using biodynamic methods.
Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur is a reference in the Côte de Nuits, appreciated for the silky texture and aromatic finesse of its entire range, from the Hautes Côtes de Nuits red, which is a model of Pinot Noir, to the Richebourg, which is stunningly complex...
Domaine Guerrin et Fils was created in 1926 to the west of Vergisson in the Mâconnais. The vineyards are ideally situated with a breathtaking view of the famous Solutré and Vergisson rocks, and below on the plain of the Saône.
The history of the Guffens-Heynen estate began in 1976 when the young couple decided to settle in the Mâconnais after living in Flanders.
At the foot of the Alpilles, the discreet Dominique Hauvette has risen over the years to become one of the elite of the great winegrowers of Provence, one of the most exciting estates of the moment for the discerning wine lover...
The legend of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and its now mythical vintages...
Henri Giraud Champagnes belong to the Champagne elite. From the great terroirs of Ay and with part of the production vinified in oak barrels from the Argonne forest, Champagne Henri Giraud symbolises the exceptional Champagne wine; greedy, vinous, with a unique style and extreme complexity... To be tasted at least once in your life...
The famous Henriques & Henriques estate (7 only on the island) has the particularity of having 11 hectares (only) in property in order to control the incoming quality even better. And this only for the white grape varieties: Sercial, Verdelho and Terrantez.
The Vouvray wines of Domaine Huet, with a worldwide reputation for its Vouvray wines, is a very old house. It has been in existence since 1928, located east of Tours on land planted exclusively with Chenin grapes.
On the chalky terroirs of the Côte d'Auxerre, Guilhem, Jean-Hugues and Ghislaine deliver an exceptional, regular quality of production, worthy of much more prestigious wines in Burgundy...
Champagne Jacquesson, a house not to be missed
Pascal J. Fillioux, 5th generation of the family estate of La Pouyade, continues the tradition in the heart of the Grande Champagne region, more precisely in the greatest terroirs of the "golden triangle" composed of Angeac-Champagne, Verrières and Juillac le Coq.
Anyone who is "unhappy" with Beaujolais wines should try Foillard..
What the RVF says in its 2018 Guide
The hidden nugget of Mauves with wines (Saint-Joseph and IGP) of exceptional value for money...
"Jean-Marc Burgaud owns most of his vineyard in Morgon, with parcels located on the Côte de Py, and vinifies very precise wines for aging." RVF Guide 2018
One of the peaks of Burgundy...
The reference for the Côte Chalonnaise...
After having worked alongside the greatest Burgundian names (Jean-Yves Bizot, Christophe Perrot-Minot, Arnaud Ente...) Fabien Duperray decided to bring out his own work by creating the Domaine Jules Desjourneys, in homage to and with the vision of the pioneer of natural wine Jules Chauvet. The wines are immediately impressive in their class, depth and breed, thanks to the titanic work carried out in the vineyard and the cellar. We had never seen wines of such density in Beaujolais in this stunningly aesthetic style...
Viré Clessé wines, unique because of their very high balance, of great class, capable of sublimating many dishes. Full-bodied, rich wines with great ageing potential.
The Brasserie du Mont Salève was created in Neydens (Haute-Savoie) in 2010 by Michaël Novo. In less than 10 years, it has become one of the most popular breweries in France for craft beer enthusiasts from all over the world.
"For many observers, this is the most exciting estate in the Languedoc."
The Domaine La Porte Saint-Jean is beginning to build a solid reputation on the web, on starred tables and for export. Sylvain Dittière is the son-in-law of the late Charly Foucault (Clos Rougeard).
Since 1984, Marc and Thierry Parcé have been perpetuating the history of the family vineyard with the Domaine de la Rectorie, which was started by their great-grandmother Thérèse Reig. Based in Banyuls, between the sea and the mountains, the two brothers produce Banyuls and Collioure wines of very high quality, without doubt the best in the region, always marked by a striking balance
The dream of Gavin Crisfield, Irish sommelier and oenologist, took shape in 2009 when he decided to settle in Saint-Privat in the magnificent Terrasses du Larzac. His Traversée is taking shape!
With the Domaine de la Vougeraie, we enter the very closed circle of the greatest wines of Burgundy. The impetus of the Boisset family and the choices made since 1999 have propelled the estate to an impressive level of excellence.
"Julien Labet, with the help of his brother and sister, has taken over his father Alain's vineyards, which are now grouped together under a single entity: Domaine Labet. (...) Numerous micro-parcels (between 15 and 80 ares, often from old vines) are vinified by Julien, both in white (all ouillés) and in red, the latter being perhaps the most exceptional to be born today in the region. Sulphur levels are very low but the balance is impossible to fault in the wines. The estate is now one of the spearheads of the Jura revival." RVF Guide 2018
The Larmandier-Bernier family estate is located on the Côte des Blancs in Vertus, and is composed of 16 hectares (3.5 of which are Grand Cru) and no less than 50 separate plots, which have been biodynamically managed since 1999. On these privileged terroirs, the grape varieties are 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir with an average age of the vines of 33 years.
The Clos du Caillou estate has the particularity of being an enclave adjacent to the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation area. The vineyard is made up of 44 hectares of Côtes du Rhône and 9 hectares of Châteauneuf du Pape, planted for the most part in 1956. It is composed of the 13 grape varieties authorised for the production of a Châteauneuf du Pape, the Grenache grape variety is the majority for the red wines, followed by Syrah, while the clairette rose, the grenache blanc and the roussanne share the majority of the white grape varieties. The soils here are particularly rich, sandy or pebbly, making it possible to produce wines of exemplary aromatic complexity.
The Amoreau family has been cultivating its vineyards since 1610, located on a rocky plateau, identical to that of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. The fifty year old vines are cultivated according to the biodynamic method, which contributes to the singularity of the estate and stands out among all the Bordeaux crus.
Frédéric Ribes has made Domaine Le Roc the spearhead of the Fronton appellation. Very interesting wines because they have a very singular personality, due in particular to the use of the local grape variety, the négrette, which dazzles by its singularity, its character and its greediness on its heady notes of blackberry, pepper, black olive, violet. Fine and pure wines, very fragrant, to be discovered urgently, in particular the greedy Folle Noire d'Ambat and the more ambitious cuvée Don Quichotte...
One of the great rising stars of the French wine industry...
Le Vieux Donjon is a very popular domain for lovers of traditional, high quality Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines at a very reasonable price. This thirteen-hectare estate, on a terroir of rolled pebbles for the most part, is one of the most consistent in the appellation and nothing is by chance, quite the contrary.
Didier Barral continues his work begun in the 1990s. On the schists of Lenthéric, he and his brother make wines in search of authenticity that perfectly reflect the typicity of this terroir.
Basile Saint-Germain and his wife join the elite of the rare triple starred wines of the Revue du Vin de France in Languedoc; Mas Jullien and Peyre Rose...
The Domaine des Bruyères is located in the heart of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation on a terroir of detrital pebbles.
The Domaine Languedocien des Creisses is located in Valros, 6km from Pézenas. Philippe Chesnelong has been trying to produce a great Mediterranean wine since 1998. Mission accomplished, since we can say that he even produces two!
Enter the mythical world of the Carthusian Fathers. The recipe for the famous Chartreuse is still a great mystery, and has been since the 17th century.
Founded by Don Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta at the end of the 19th century, López de Heredia is the heir to a long tradition that continues and grows thanks to the effort, passion and commitment of a family.
Located in the municipality of Barolo, Luciano, together with his brother Luca, produces some of the greatest wines of Piedmont. A former cellar master at the Marchesi di Barolo Cooperative, Luciano managed to acquire a hectare in the famous "Cannubi Boschis".
The Marcel Deiss estate is undoubtedly one of the most exciting estates. Located in Bergheim in the heart of the most beautiful Alsatian terroirs, the family estate now has 27 hectares of vines on 220 separate plots where three Grand Crus and nine Premier Crus are produced each year.
The Marcel Lapierre estate is located in the heart of the Beaujolais, in Villié-Morgon. Its particularity of having adopted organic farming, surprising 30 years ago, has today convinced many followers in the region. All the wines of the estate have the Marcel Lapierre "touch", natural, authentic wines, sometimes without any added sulphite, which draw their intrinsic quality from soils cultivated with the deepest respect for nature.
Marcel Richaud is one of those exceptional winemakers who seek quality without compromise. He defines his way of creating his organic wines as follows: a natural approach to winemaking, questioning the use of products or techniques that erase the identity of the vintage or contribute to the production of standard wines. The organic bottles produced at Cairanne by the Marcel Richaud estate are without equal.
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Costières de Nîmes with an amazing quality/price/pleasure ratio...
All the elegance and delicacy of the wines of the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon...
"Mee Godard created his estate in February 2013 (...). This small estate of 5.40ha is composed of beautiful terroirs of the Morgon cru, and very old vines (Corcelette, Grand Cras, Côte du Py). We are impressed by the dimension of the wines after only three years of harvesting. (...) The 2016s are limpid, the maturity is expressed differently with fresher and less candied fruit. The mouths are more stretched out and less immediate; the acidities bring a lot of dynamism. Grand Cras has changed its style: it seems less extracted and more Burgundian than the 2015. The Côte du Py is superb. Its fruit expresses blackcurrant and blackberry with a graphite imprint that tightens it." RVF Guide 2018
The Michel Bouzereau et Fils estate has been run by Jean-Baptiste Bouzereau (Michel's son) for 25 years now. The vineyard is planted with pinot noir and chardonnay, but the reputation of the estate comes mainly from the chardonnays, especially the prestigious Meursault wines from the best climates of the appellation, such as Tessons, Genevrières or the mythical Perrières in Meursault or Cailleret in Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru. The wines benefit from long maturing periods, 12 or 18 months, and from an ultra-precise vinification process, which produces wines that are easy to digest, with a rare elegance and depth... Racy wines that know how to age gracefully. Wines that every lover of great whites must drink.
After a brilliant career as a wine merchant, Michel Couvreur, who sadly passed away in August 2013, had a deep desire to create his own masterpiece. This Flemish-born man discovered whisky thanks to a senior member of the Navy who passed on his passion. A true enthusiast by nature and in perpetual quest for excellence and perfection, he began in the 1970s to dig his own cellars in Bouze-Les-Beaune in Burgundy, where he would age his precious nectars.
Frédéric Pourtalié has become a Languedoc icon. The Montcalmès vineyard covers an area of 23 hectares today; Syrah and Grenache on a limestone plateau and Mourvèdre on rolled pebbles. A blend has been produced since 1999, the one that made the reputation of the Domaine. It is aged for twenty-four months in barrels, in the purest tradition without fining or filtration, a cuvée of unfailing regularity.
Stéphane Montez is one of the most dynamic winemakers in the Chavanay area, and in the last few years he has succeeded in becoming a must for wine lovers in the Northern Rhône.
Montevertine is a superb estate with 18 hectares of vineyards in the Chianti region of Radda between Florence and Siena. Martino Manetti carries on the work of his father Sergio with the same traditional approach and delivers great wines with great ageing potential, among the best Sangiovese of all Tuscany, such as the masterpiece of the estate, the famous Pergole Torte..
Château Montus and Château Bouscassé are the two masterpieces of Alain Brumont, the pioneer of Madiran, who was the first, as early as 1980, to detect the value of these fabulous terroirs and to compose, vintage after vintage, what can be done best in this sector, by revealing the quintessence of these very great terroirs. Great wines for ageing, capable of competing without difficulty with the greatest Bordeaux wines...
Pierre and Marie now run the famous Domaine Paul et Marie Jacqueson, which now covers 13 hectares in the Rully and Mercurey appellations. The care of the vines and the highly controlled vinification allow them to produce wines at the top of their appellation, always with a very good restitution of the fruit and at more than reasonable prices...
The reference for Moulin-à-Vent...
An exceptional heritage of old vines!
Pierre-Marie and Marie represent the 9th generation of the Domaine and continue the dazzling adventure of the Domaine Luneau-Papin on the forty hectares of vineyards located in the communes of Le Landreau, La Chapelle-Heulin and Vallet.
A very talented winemaker to discover first...
One of the greatest winemakers of tomorrow. Installed in Puechabon and inspired by his friends Frédéric Pourtalié and Laurent Vaillé of the Grange des Pères, Pierre Vaisse is already producing wines that are part of the Languedoc elite, wines with a great identity, signed by long maturation that gives them great purity, in a style infused with a very high level.
A must of the appellation with a natural Cerdon, greedy and complex at the same time. Ideal with a red fruit crumble.
Dominique Ay produces on a very beautiful terroir with clay-limestone soils the archetype of a very beautiful Gigondas, full, pulpy, with a tight structure that requires at least 5 to 6 years of cellaring to express itself. Note that this Gigondas Raspail Ay shows a flawless consistency over the vintages, the secret of this success being partly due to the fact that the estate produces only one cuvée, and it is aged in large tuns for at least 24 months. A Gigondas, authentic and racy, unique.
Domaine La Colombe - Raymond Paccot - Biodynamics and great precision
A great reference in Cerdon du Bugey.
The very first Riedel glass was born 250 years ago! Eleven generations have followed to make Riedel the most recognised glass industry in the world of wine, always at the forefront of technology and innovation.
Jean-Jacques Robert has been carrying on his grandfather's work since 1988. The 5 ha of the estate are located on the remarkable terroirs of Fuissé and Solutré-Pouilly. A heritage of old vines allows the elaboration of great racy wines, whether it is La Croix (vines of 70 years old), Les Reisses (vines of more than 60 years old) or the great Claude Denogent cuvée on Les Cras coming from vines of more than 80 years old on a marl-limestone soil.
François Mitjavile, the "artist-winemaker" as there are very few on the wine planet, owns two jewels: Tertre-Roteboeuf in Saint-Emilion and Roc de Cambes in Côtes de Bourg.
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Alain Dejean's wines from Domaine Rousset Peyraguey are made using biodynamic methods and are aged for a long period of time. They have incredible depth, freshness and complexity, and can easily compete with the greatest wines of the appellation... at prices that are, to say the least, honest...
The Saint Sylvestre estate, which takes its name from the church in Puéchabon where the first vines were historically planted, is located north of Aniane in the heart of the famous Terrasses du Larzac.
"Thierry Michon, supported by his sons, Antoine and Mickaël, runs the only estate of international stature in the Vendée. On the Atlantic terroir of Brem, he has vines cultivated entirely in biodynamic methods, whose yields have unfortunately been very low in recent years. Under the influence of the ocean, the vineyard produces whites of chenin and chardonnay (yellow stone fruits and saline finish), and reds of pinot noir aged for a long time (Jacques, La Grande Pièce), but also of gamay, negrette and cabernet franc. This eclecticism is reflected in wines that are constantly gaining in finesse, purity and intensity of fruit. Their natural balance, which is becoming more and more accomplished, makes them affordable when young, but they can age gracefully: don't hesitate to aerate them in a carafe. The brand new cellar will allow the trio of winemakers to further refine their cuvées." RVF Guide 2018
Sébastien David's vines were mainly planted around 1940, with some plots being much older, planted long before the appellation was classified in 1937.
Discover the quintessence of the Valais with the best of the famous Swiss wine productions of the late Simon Maye.
Five generations of winegrowers have succeeded one another at the estate, from Gustave Payré to Jean-Claude and Bertrand Sol. The Domaine is located in Elne, in the heart of the Aspres, in Roussillon, at the foot of the Pyrenees, the natural border with Spain. Reasoned protection, yield control and maturity are our watchwords! The particularity of the Domaine comes from the different terroirs with in the south, in the Aspres (Elne and Passa), about fifty hectares on clay-limestone soils, greedy wines with character and in the north, in the Agly valley (Maury), about ten hectares spread over Schist, Granite and Gneiss, here it's the minerality that speaks, the fineness of the tannins and the complexity of the aromas
Rino Sottimano took over the estate in 1975. His son Andrea joined him in 1994 along with Elena and Claudia. The vineyard is located in the heart of the superb Barbaresco terroirs and the Cotta, Currà, Fausoni, Pajorè and Basarin crus and now covers 18 hectares.
The famous German glassware is considered by a large number of glass lovers as the most qualitative glassware at very competitive prices... Top of the range glasses and decanters for tastings at the highest level!
Stéphane Ogier represents the 7th generation of the family established in Ampuis, the cradle of the Côte-Rôtie.
The Domaine André et Mireille Tissot of Bénédicte and Stéphane Tissot was created in 1962 and is located in Montigny-les-Arsures, a small town close to Arbois, the capital of Jura wines. Stéphane Tissot and his wife Bénédicte officially took over the estate in 1990.
A domain born from the association of Yves Canarelli (Clos Canarelli) and Patrick Fioramonti (great Corsican sommelier and director of Cala Rossa in Porto-Vecchio).
The ultimate reference of the Bandol appellation... or one of the most beautiful representations of the famous mourvèdre grape variety.
Eben Sadie produces some of the best wines in South Africa in the Swartland region. Recognised throughout the southern wine hemisphere, he strives to make each vintage as accurate and humble as nature can give it.
Thibaud Boudignon is heading straight for the top of the great names in French winegrowing. His passion, his determination and his extreme rigour in all areas of the winegrowing profession have already made him one of the very best in the Loire. His ambition, his know-how and his heritage of massal selection vines (still young) will take him to the top very quickly...
In the southern part of the Langonnais, Hélène and David Barrault are bringing this terroir back to life on plots of old vines, cultivated organically since 2008, mainly Cabernet Franc but also Malbec, which can be the subject of a cuvée depending on the vintage.
The Pedro Ximenez of the Toro Albala Estate are located in Aguilar de la Frontera, 50 km from Cordoba. Antonio Sanchez Romero is the maker of these unique, handcrafted jewels. He is renowned as a great oenologist who has brought Montilla-Moriles wines to light with his unique wine maturation processes. Meditation wines to discover...
Jean-Louis Trapet is now at the top of the great Burgundy estates (3 stars in the Revue du Vin de France's Green Guide). Cultivated biodynamically, his great terroirs of Gevrey deliver wines that are more and more accomplished, precise, elegant and absolutely voluptuous.
"Eloi and Floriane Dürrbach planted the vineyard in 1973, and continue to make Trévallon one of the jewels in the crown of the French wine industry. Located on the northern slopes of the Alpilles, the 17-hectare vineyard, which has been organically farmed since its origin, is predominantly limestone. The Dürrbachs do not claim to be called Baux-de-Provence, as their grape varieties are totally atypical: Cabernet-Sauvignon and Syrah for the reds, Roussanne and Marsanne for the whites, supplemented by a little Chardonnay. The red, which has become mythical, as well as the white, have real potential. The grumblers of local tannin and INAO would do well to take their cue from the perfectly adequate grape varieties of this vibrant and exemplary vin de pays!" Bettane + Desseauve Guide 2018
Jacques Seysses (Domaine Dujac) and Aubert De Villaine (Domaine de la Romanée Conti) joined forces with Michel Macux in 1990 and bought the property. Their know-how is now reflected in this Provence rosé with an exceptional quality-price-pleasure ratio.
"After making wine in Cahors, New Zealand and Tokaj, Sébastien Poly took over this small family estate in 2006. He benefits from a heritage of old vines planted in the 1960s in the granite and clay valley of Taravo, not far from the Comte Abbatucci and Vaccelli estates. He vinifies without yeast, with very little or no sulphite. His wines retain a great aromatic frankness. Certified organic since 2009, he is currently converting to biodynamics, and offers wines of a greediness and digestibility rare in Corsica. Not to be missed." RVF Guide 2018
Very nice Vouvray, biodynamic and at angelic prices...
Vincent Dureuil has established himself as a great signature of Burgundy. At Domaine Dureuil Janthial, he produces dazzling, pure, intense, highly precise Rully wines, true wines of emotion to be discovered without further delay, limited volumes...
Cornas is an appellation that is curiously less recognised than its prestigious neighbours Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage, yet it has nothing to envy them. You only have to go there to discover the striking landscape of the Cornas hillside, with its steep, terraced Syrah vines. It is easy to understand the quality that some estates can achieve here, given the quality of the terroir and the exposure.
Based in Bué, the Pinard family, now led by Clément and Florent but still under the watchful eye of father Vincent, continues its spectacular progress towards excellence, with organic farming and a demanding desire to transcribe each specific terroir as well as possible.
The extremely elegant collection of Zalto crystal glasses
The Zind-Humbrecht estate, founded in 1959 by the union of the properties of Emile Zind and Zénon Humbrecht, has succeeded in becoming one of the leading French estates over the last few decades. Wine lovers all over the world recognise the exceptional quality of the terroirs and the work of the visionary Olivier Humbrecht, who succeeds in creating the finest Alsatian nuggets year after year.
Etienne Thiebaud created the Domaine des Cavarodes in 2007, in the village of Cramans, about 15km from Arbois in the northern Jura, close to Arc et Senans. He produces wines of incredible purity that reflect the terroir on both sides of the Loue River in the Jura and Franche-Comté.