France

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 »

Chateau Sainte Roseline: Church, History and Fine Wine

Sainte Roseline Cloister

Perched in the heart of Provence, Chateau Sainte Roseline has a history that dates back to the 12th Century. The 12th Century Roman cloister was once the home of the Abbey of Celle-Rouband and of the celebrated Sainte Roseline. Born to a noble family, Sainte Roseline was known for feeding the poor from her family’s private stores in times of ... Read More »

Pape Clement: Excellence in a Difficult Vintage

The 2012 Vintage was a difficult one in Bordeaux, but Chateau Pape Clement wines, both red and white, have emerged as superstars of the vintage.  In April , Robert Parker released his report on the bottled wines saying, “what stands out about the bottles 2012 Bordeaux is that they performed as well, if not better, than the barrel tastings.” The ... Read More »