France

Chateau de La Dauphine | A Hidden Treasure in Fronsac

A must-try from the prestigious Fronsac appellation, Chateau de la Dauphine is renowned for its elegant blends of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Recently, the estate has started converting to organic vineyard management in order to ensure only the purest expression of terroir in their fine line of wines.  Chateau de la Dauphine: An Early History In the year 776, Charlemagne constructed a ... Read More »

Chateau Pape Clement 2010, an exceptional vintage

Chateau Pape Clement 2010

Chateau Pape Clement is one of the oldest classified growths in Bordeaux. It is a Graves Classified Growth in the Pessac-Leognan region appellation. The estate This historic property has been harvesting grapes since 1252, under the leadership of Bertrand de Goth who became Pope Clement V in 1305. This 30 hectare vineyard is planted on Pyrenean gravel that dates back ... Read More »

2017: A look at the wine harvest season around the world

The 2017 vintage has been a series of ups and downs for winemakers all over the world. Early this year, most European countries were confronted with threatening and dangerous weather. Hail and frost are both quite dangerous for grapes, especially early on in the season.  France: Hot & Cold Cold temperatures and hail in April devastated many wine growers in ... Read More »

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