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Clos Fourtet: a father and son’s dream

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Clos Fourtet: a father and son’s dream Clos Fourtet: The origins Armed with a love of wine and a stoke of good luck, Phillippe Cuvelier was given the chance to purchase Clos Fourtet in 2001 and he, along with his son Matthieu passionately began making wine. While the Cuvelier Family’s history at the estate may seem short ... Read More »

BurdiGala Series: Saint-Emilion – rooted in antiquity

For the second installment in our series dedicated to the producers participating in the first ever Bordeaux tasting and dinner event, Burdigala, we are traveling 30 miles North-East to the Right Bank of Bordeaux and the ancient village of Saint-Emilion… Located 40 miles east of the city of Bordeaux, the appellations of Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru can trace their ... Read More »

Château Smith Haut Lafitte: terroir, passion, truth

Located in the heart of the appellation of Pessac-Léognan and dating back to as early as 1365, Château Smith Haut Lafitte is one of the oldest château in Bordeaux. In 1990 the fate of the Château changed forever as ski champions Daniel and Florence Cathiard fell in love with the iconic Bordeaux property, and decided to purchase it. Soon after ... Read More »