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Felton Road

Felton Road

The Winery Felton Road estate is located in Central Otago and is recognized for producing some of the most expressive Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays in the New World. The estate is one of only three wineries in New Zealand that is designated with the prestigious title “Tipuraganga Teitei o Aotearoa”, which is the ‘Grand Cru’ equivalent in New Zealand. This ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Saint Emilion

Saint Emilion - Chateau Canon

The emblematic Saint Emilion appellation is the only appellation that is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Merlot is the dominant grape grown here, with a small percent of cabernet franc and an even smaller percent of cabernet sauvignon. The soils are composed of clay and silt, peppered in some areas with gravel and sand. The diversity of its soils ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Pomerol

Pomerol Chateau Clinet

Found on a plateau of the Isle River, Pomerol is spread across just under 900 hectares in the region of Libourne in the heart of Bordeaux’s Right Bank. The clay soils of the Right Bank offer ideal ripening conditions for merlot, the king grape of the region. Cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and malbec are also grown in smaller quantities on ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Pessac Leognan

Pessac Leognan - Domaine de Chevalier

The sub region of Graves, Pessac Leognan, includes all of the chateau in the Grand Cru Classe de Graves classification, including the First Growth Chateau Haut Brion. The traditional varietals grown in the gravel soils of Graves are cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, malbec, sauvignon blanc, and semillon. 1,300 hectares are devoted to red wines, and 265 hectares ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Pauillac

Pauillac - Lynch Bages

Pauillac AOC takes its name from the city in the heart of the Medoc, with about 1,200 hectares of vines grown on the appellation’s high-quality gravel and rock soils, the wines of Pauillac are some of the most long lived wines of the Left Bank. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and petit verdot grow on a gentle slope facing the Garonne River. ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Margaux

Margaux - Chateau Margaux

Spread over 1,400 hectares, Margaux is known for crafting feminine and highly aromatic wines grown on gravelly terroir. Like its other Left Bank neighbors, Margaux wines are made from a majority of cabernet sauvignon, with merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot in varying proportions. The wines of Margaux are celebrated for their balance and finesse. Though constantly in evolution, they ... Read More »

Futures 2015: Appellation Saint Julien

Saint Julien Chateau Branaire Ducru

Spanning only 910 hectares, Saint Julien is the smallest appellation in the Medoc. The small appellation benefits from high-quality gravel and marl soils. Saint Julien is prized for producing some of the most age worthy reds of the Medoc. They are also notable for producing reds of balance and finesse, both powerful and subtle at once. The appellation is home ... Read More »


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