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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...
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.
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.
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...
"Pascal et Jean-Marc Verhaegue conduisent cette propriété au sommet de Cahors, grâce à une viticulture exigeante et des vinifications précises.
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.
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.
Laurent Combier patiently cultivates some thirty hectares on the clay-limestone plateau with rolled pebbles in Pont d'Isère, in organic farming.
"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..."
"C'est dans le paysage vallonné du Marmandais, à Cocumont, que se trouvent les 21,7 hectares de la propriété d'Elian Da Ros, assisté depuis 2008 par son épouse Sandrine.
Discover this exceptional nugget of the Southern Rhône...
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.
These wines are very popular with wine lovers, extremely tasty, fruity and dense, made mainly from Grenache, using biodynamic methods.
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.
Anyone who is "unhappy" with Beaujolais wines should try Foillard..
The hidden nugget of Mauves with wines (Saint-Joseph and IGP) of exceptional value for money...
"Vigneron exemplaire, Jo Landron figure depuis plusieurs décennies parmi les meilleurs et les plus réguliers producteurs de muscadet. Les domaines comprennent 46 hectares, cultivés en bio et répartis entre deux sites, le domaine de la Louvetrie et le château de La Carizière.
"Les communales 2017 dégustées cette année confirment tous les espoirs entrevus l'an passé et ces cuvées ont dominé notre dégustation de juin 2021.
"André Roméro est la figure de l'appellation Rasteau. Aidé désormais de son fils Frédéric et des conseils de Stéphane Derenoncourt, il produit des vins colorés et complexes, avec des corps denses.
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...
The Mondeuse de garde par excellence...
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.
"Jeunes trentenaires diplômés en œnologie et originaires de la région, Pauline et Géraud Fromont ont repris en 2006 une dizaine d’hectares de vignes situées dans le Sud-Revermont. Certifiés en bio, ils ont fait le choix de l’enherbement, du travail des sols et d’interventions minimales en vinification. Bien leur en a pris, car les vins se présentent d'emblée vigoureux et sains, reflets des beaux terroirs de ce sud du Jura en pleine renaissance. La régularité est désormais au rendez-vous, au sein d'une gamme qui aborde toutes les spécialités jurassiennes et s'illustre dans chacune d'elle avec une aisance déconcertante. Le naturel et la profondeur de goût des cuvées présentées dans les derniers millésimes continuent de nous éblouir, au point de justifier l'année dernière l'attribution, rapide, certes, d'une deuxième étoile. Le futur du Jura s'écrit ici.
"Grâce aux vignes plantées en 2011, sur le secteur de l'hippodrome de Libourne, la Sogecap (branche assurance-vie de la Caisse de Retraite de la Société Générale) possède désormais 25,5 hectares de sables lardés d'argiles et de graves qui sont
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.
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-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.
"Les Plageoles (Robert et Bernard, son fils) ont été à l'origine du renouveau du vignoble gaillacois, en faisant connaître les variétés du mauzac et les cépages locaux oubliés.
"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.
Stéphane Ogier represents the 7th generation of the family established in Ampuis, the cradle of the Côte-Rôtie.
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.
"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