Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe has been in the Brunier family for six generations, beginning in 1891. The winery is in Bédarrides, at the south eastern area of the appellation. The Domaine is named after inventor Claude Chappe’s visual telegraph tower that was built on the property. Daniel Brunier describes the style of Vieux Télégraphe as Burgundian because he is handles Grenache like a Pinot Noir, which results in delicate, almost perfumed Châteauneuf du Pape without jamminess or over ripeness.
Mathieu Moron and Pierre Olivier Garcia are childhood friends that finish each other’s sentences. They began making wines in 2016; 2500 bottles in total. The Chateau is a renovated house turned winery that they purchased in the centre of Nuits Saint Georges. Their farming methods exceed biodynamic standards: they both believe that vineyard health is synonymous with a balanced ecosystem which explains the chickens used to graze their vineyards and the horses when they can afford to.
David Moret studied viticulture and oenology and then sold winery equipment to local growers and winemakers before starting his own label as a micro-négociant in 2000, out of his small cellar in the centre of Beaune. David only makes white Burgundies which are intense, bold and polished, like the man himself, the wines are jolly, enthusiastic is best served with good food and company. His wines are listed at many top tables in France and England and he is one of those small producers that those in the know, would like to keep a secret.
Mark Haisma is an Australia winemaker (ex Yarra Yerring) working as a micro-negociant in Burgundy. He started his label in 2007 and due to his small production, all his wines are on allocation. Mark’s range begins with two easy drinking wines called ‘A Bogan in Bogandy’, poking fun at his Australian roots. Bogan is slang for an unsophisticated person and Bogandy is a play on words. It is not easy being a foreigner in Burgundy where grapes are in high demand therefore it is quite an accomplishment that he has managed to purchase various parcels, including Echezeaux Grand Cru.
Pol Roger is both a champagne and a family institution with a tradition of excellence. Pol Roger founded his champagne house in Epernay in 1849. Through 5 generations and 160 years of history, Pol Roger's direct descendants have owned and run this proudly independent firm – one of the very famous in Champagne – whose wines are prized by champagne lovers throughout the world. Their famous Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill. Continuity, family, and striving always to improve lie at the heart of Pol’s success story.
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"Delamain range starts where others end, with an X.O."
With an incredibly old family tradition, Delamain makes for an exciting cognac house with roots dating back to the early 1600s! The family tree couldn't be more complicated, and yet the Delamain brand has managed to survive since its creation in 1762. This is a cognac house that is unapologetic when it comes to quality, selecting only the very excellent from its suppliers in order to create its own products. With the British aristocracy having influenced the Delamain’s for generations, this cognac is authentically catered for royalty.
The estate Thibault Liger-Belair dates back to 1720 and developed a reputation as one of the representative estates of the Cote de Nuites in Burgundy. Thibault is the latest generation of this noble family and took over in 2003. He strictly applies since then his philosophy stating the necessity to follow the will of nature while crafting its wines, obtaining true, pure expressions of the terroirs.
Produce by GH Martel & Co(since 1860) - the large Champagne group worldwide, owner Rapeneau family has been producing handcraft Champagne with reliable high quality.
Champagne Louis Auger captures the ethereal essence of Champagne from five generations of family winemaking in Epernay.
Louis Auger follows the traditional "assemblage" of a french fine champagne: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, offering remarkable value-for-money and quality ensures that true french Champagne has no equal.
Gérard Bertrand designed his Cote des Roses range as an invitation to enjoy the Art de Vivre of the South of France. It draws its inspiration from the elegance of the Mediterranean coast to which it pays tribute – genuine, preserved and irresistible. The Languedoc appellation stretches from the Spanish frontier at Nîmes to the foothills of the Montagne Noire and of the Cévennes.
Common in Burgundy, marriages often result in combined vineyard holdings. Hélène Defaix of Domaine Bernard Defaix also runs her family’s domaine, located in the warmer Côte Chalonnaise. She predominantly farms premier cru Rully vines organically from 6 hectares of vineyards over five crus.
The Rully 1er Cru 'Les Cloux' comes from clay and limestone soils. It is fermented in and aged in French oak barrels for 18 months giving this wine a lovely texture and enhancing the notes of tropical fruits. This 100% Chardonnay wine is richer than their Chablis due to the warmer climate and offers incredible drinking pleasure at a fraction of the cost of many other premier crus in Burgundy.