Producer Profiles

Franciacorta | Italy’s Finest Sparkling Wines

Franciacorta is a DOCG appellation from the Province of Brescia in Lombardy, just an hour’s drive from Milan in northern Italy. This hilly region extends from the southern shore of Lake Iseo to the hills of Monticelli Brusati, Omni and Gussago and the suburbs of the city of Brescia. Franciacorta has, over the past two decades, become synonymous with fine Italian sparkling wines, ... Read More »

The Chardonnay Grape

Champagne Ruinart

As the world’s most planted and versatile varietal, Chardonnay needs no introduction. Nor does one need a particular reason to indulge in a glass or two. Chardonnay and Terroir The popularity of Chardonnay can be attributed to its “blank slate” nature, its ability to adapt easily to the terroir in which it is grown. Although the varietal itself is relatively ... Read More »

Futures 2016: The 2016 vintage at Chateau Lynch-Bages

Chateau Lynch-Bages 2016 vineyard

An incomparable vintage, 2016 at Chateau Lynch-Bages is characterized by its intense color, fruity aromas, great balance and powerful velvety tannins. Despite the uneven weather conditions, the 2016 vintage was quite remarkable! An in-depth look at this year’s Chateau Lynch-Bages: Vintage conditions The vintage began with a relatively mild winter and late rainfall. The 500 mm of precipitation in the ... Read More »

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