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Domaine Comte Abbatucci Rouge Frais Imperial

Domaine Comte Abbatucci Rouge Frais Imperial 2015 The name Abbatucci carries a lot of weight in Ajaccio, the capital city of Corsica. General Jean-Charles Abbatucci, of Ajaccio, was a hero of the French Revolution and a comrade of another famous Corsican you may have heard of: Napoleon. Now, one of his direct descendants, another Jean-Charles Abbatucci, heads this biodynamically farmed ... Read More »

#MBA 2018 : A Portrait of the Winners

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Hello all! After 2 months of intense competition between blog articles written by talented wine-lovers, it is finally time to make a selection! The entire Millesima team is excited to finally reveal the names of the 6 winners of the Millesima Blog Awards 2018. But first, we would like to thank all participants – finalists and non-finalists, for their interest in ... Read More »

Anthill Farms | Hand-Crafted Pinot Noir from the Northern Coast of California

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It was on a breezy road-trip up the Pacific to Oregon’s Willamette Valley that three winemakers hatched a plan to build their own business, producing hand-crafted Pinot Noir on California’s Northern Coast. Since 2004, our three protagonists – Anthony Filberti, David Low and Webster Marquez – have grown their operation from eight-and-a-half barrels per year to around 1,400 cases. They have nevertheless kept it their ... Read More »

Chateau d’Yquem | The Crown Jewel of Sauternes

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It’s difficult to enter into discussion about Chateau d’Yquem without waxing poetic about the castle’s illustrious past, its distinguished clientele and the ambrosial complexity of its precious golden nectar. The estate’s history – an epic saga rich with colorful characters and events – begins long before its crowning moment in 1855, when it became the one and only Premier Cru Superieur in Bordeaux, not ... Read More »

Focus on the Chateau Clerc Milon 2010

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We have recently announced the 18 finalists who have made it past the first round of our 2018 Millesima Blog Awards. In honor of these talented writers and our official partners in the competition, we have decided to take a moment to focus on the 2010 Chateau Clerc Milon, of which each finalist will receive one Magnum-sized bottle. Let’s take a ... Read More »

David Duband | One Man’s Focus on the Climats of Burgundy

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When his father asked him to take over his 37-acre vineyard in the Hautes-Cotes de Beaune, a 20-year-old David Duband was probably still unaware of the legacy he would one day build upon the terroirs of Burgundy. The talented winemaker now manages 50 acres of vines, expanding over 23 appellations, among them some of the most prestigious in the region. ... Read More »

Grgich Hills Estate | An Icon of Napa Valley

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Set in the heart of the Napa Valley wine region of Northern California is Grgich Hills Estate, owned and operated by co-founder Milijenko Grgich, his daughter and nephew. An immigrant from Croatia who moved to Napa in 1958 to learn about oenology from the bottom up, Grgich brought international fame not only to his own talent as a winemaker but to ... Read More »

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