Didier Le Calvez has been a prominent figure in the international luxury hotel industry for 35 years, 18 of which was spent with the Four Seasons group, following important stints at New York’s Plaza Hotel and George V in Paris. Originally from the Bordeaux region, Didier and his wife Olivia recently purchased Chateau Clarisse in Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion. This expressive wine showcases ... Read More »
Didier Le Calvez has been a prominent figure in the international luxury hotel industry for 35 years...
The smallest of the four famous Medoc appellations, Saint Julien is nonetheless one of the most reli...
The most southern of the four large Medoc appellations, Margaux is also the most extensive and is ho...
The smallest of the four famous Medoc appellations, Saint Julien is nonetheless one of the most reliable in the Haut Medoc. With unrivalled consistency in wine making and relatively homogenous gravel soils, the wines are consistently subtle, balanced and traditional. While this appellation does not boast a First Growth estate, like its neighbors Margaux and Pauillac, it is not lacking ... Read More »
The most southern of the four large Medoc appellations, Margaux is also the most extensive and is home to more classified estates than any other appellation. With the thinnest and most gravelly soils in the Médoc, the vines planted in this appellation have deep rootstocks that produce wines that are very supple. Lacking in development in the early 1900’s Margaux’ ... Read More »
Perched in the North of the Médoc, Saint-Estephe is also the northernmost of the four great communal appellations and remains divided from neighboring Pauillac only by a small stream. Here in the North, the gravel soils of the region begin to thin and the land is defined as much by its clay base. The thinner gravel layer provides less warmth ... Read More »
Perched in the greater Graves region, Sauternes produces wines unlike any other in Bordeaux. Requiring great patience and superbly attentive winemaking, the wines are unfortified sweet whites consisting of Botrytized Semillion, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. Uniquely situated at the meeting of the cool spring fed River Ciron and the warmer Garonne, the region is the beneficiary of an evening mist ... Read More »
Located 40 miles east of the city of Bordeaux, the appellations of Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru can trace their origins to the Gallo-Roman period and, accordingly, are the oldest wine producing appellations in the Bordeaux region. St. Emilion wines are exclusively red and can be produced from a blend of three varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot, however, is ... Read More »
Home to three of the five Grand Crus from the 1855 Classification (Latour, Lafite and Mouton), Pauillac is the iconic home of excellent Cabernet Sauvignon. Concentrated with notes of cassis, cedar and the aroma of a humidor, these are Bordeaux’ most famously long lived wines. With 3000 acres of vineyards planted on layers of gravel soil, providing good drainage, the ... Read More »