Author Archives: Aliye Melton

Le Piane: Rediscovering a Piedmont Gem

Barolo, Barbaresco, when discussing Nebbiolo from Piedmont most people immediately think of these two celebrated regions. But in the years leading up to the end of the 19th century, Boca was equally as celebrated. Located in the Eastern most hills of Piedmont, Boca also lays claim to the vineyards with the highest elevation. But with the passage of time, the affects ... Read More »

Domaine Comte Abbatucci

Domaine Comte Abbatucci Vineyards

Domaine Comte Abbatucci Domaine Comte Abbatucci is one of the oldest vineyards in Corsica. The name famous, given that General Jean-Charles Abbatucci from Ajaccio was a hero of the French Revolution and comrade to Napoleon Bonaparte. Direct decedent, Antoine Abbatucci, president of the Chamber of Agriculture in Corsica in the 1960’s, noticed the farming lifestyles of the mountain villages were ... Read More »

Chateau de Ferrand: Continuity in Saint Emilion

Perched on a hillside just outside of the village of Saint Emilion, Chateau de Ferrand was built in 1702. Founded by Elie de Bétoulaud, the estate was once a favorite festive retreat for the court of the French King Louis XIV. Despite its 300 year rich history, in comparison to most Bordeaux estates Chateau de Ferrand has seen relatively little disruption; ... Read More »

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