France

A Chablis Producer to Discover

Louis and Catherine Poitout

Louis and Catherine Poitout Chablis is located in northern Burgundy, producing wines of gunflint smokiness and finesse, a signature of its chalky Kimmeridgian soils. Chardonnay struggles to ripen in its cold terroir of limestone clay with flavors no region in the world can reproduce. Quite different than the rest of Burgundy down south, Chablis is firm but not harsh, reminiscent ... Read More »

Wines of Alsace: Discover the Refinement of Older Vintages

The wines of Alsace hardly need an introduction. Known for white wines like Riesling or Gewurztraminer (among others), this region also has 51 Grand Cru vineyard plots, each one with a unique terroir and strong identity. Alsatian wines are of course wonderful when drunk young, fresh, lively, and full of fruit. However, certain top vintages have incredible aging potential, like ... Read More »

The Estates of Bernard Magrez: Chateau La Tour Carnet

With a rich history dating back eight centuries, Chateau La Tour Carnet is located in the heart of the Haut-Medoc in Bordeaux. Its story is closely tied to that of France as a whole. Its name comes from a French squire who helped his Lord resist the French monarchy at the end of the 100 Years War. Over the following ... Read More »

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