FRANCE

 

BORDEAUX& SOUTH WEST

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CHÂTEAU BÉARD LA CHAPELLE, FRANCK MOUREAU,
AOC SAINT EMILION GRAND CRU

A recent addition to our Bordeaux range comes from the 18 hectare estate, located in the village of Saint Laurent-des-Combes, at the Eastern edge of  Saint Emilion Grand Cru. The property is currently run by Franck and Laurence Moureau, continuing in the footsteps of their father Richard Moureau, who modernised the estate in 1980’s. Franck, who oversees the winemaking is also looking after the vineyards, where he works as naturally as possible, encouraging the biodiversity in the clay and limestone rich soil. The yields are lower than required by the appellation law and the emphasis is on the quality of the raw material. Beard la Chapelle wines are vinified in traditional Bordelaise way, with gentle pumping over and frequent racking. The élevage takes place in mix of new and used oak barrels and the wines display balance between the supple, violet scented blackberry fruit and refined spice.

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CHATEAU BEARD LA CHAPELLE

Ref.: V0001344      Vintage: 2014

Grape Varietals: Merlot, C Franc

 

CHÂTEAU DE VIAUD - LALANDE, AOC LALANDE DE POMEROL

Chateau Viaud Lalande is a small-scale venture of the Durand – Teyssier family who have been making wine in the village of Puisseguin, appellation of Lalande de Pomerol, for three generations.

1.5 hectares of vineyards adjoining the Chateau were planted by Philippe Durand – Teyssier back in the 60’s. Typically for the region, those are mostly Merlot and Cabernet Franc well suited to the local, clay dominated soils.

Since 2007 Philippe has handed over the wine making and day-to- day running of the property to his son Thomas. Having previously worked in prominent 1er and Grand Cru Classé estates in Saint Emilion (Château Belair, Château Cadet Bon), Thomas is continuing family tradition, with clear focus on quality. Annual production: 9000 bottles.

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CHATEAU VIAUD LALANDE

Ref.: V0004121       Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Merlot, Cab Franc

 

CHÂTEAU SARANSOT-

DUPRE , AOC LISTRAC-MÉDOC, CRU BOURGEOIS SUPÉRIEUR 

Saransot is located in the commune of Listrac, on the left bank of the Gironde estuary. Clay-Limestone soils of this area, resemble those found in Saint Emilion and are ideally suited to cultivation of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The fruitiness and round tannins of those grapes, contribute to the great elegance of the Saransot- Dupre wines. The Cabernet-Sauvignon and the Petit Verdot (together 24%) give the wine its long life. To obtain concentrated wines, harvests must be small. That is why no fertilizers are used. Moreover, some plots are seeded with grass. It matures in oak barrels, approximately 30% of which are renewed each year. The wine is bottled eighteen months after the harvest

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CHATEAU PERAC

Ref.: V0004545       Vintage: 2016

Grape Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc

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CHATEAU SARANSOT DUPRE

Ref.: V0004544       Vintage: 2016

Grape Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

 
CHÂTEAU HAUT GRAVELIER, AOC BORDEAUX

Located in the heart of the Bordeaux AOC Chateau Haut Gravelier has 26 hectares of vines with an average age of 20 years. Vinification takes place in stainless steel and the wines are vinified in cement tanks. The wine is typically a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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CHATEAU HAUT GRAVELIER  

Ref.: V0000151       Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

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MAGNUM CHATEAU HAUT GRAVELIER

Ref.: V0000791       Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

 
CHÂTEAU CROIX – MOUTON, AOC BORDEAUX SUPÉRIEUR 

Château Croix Mouton is situated in the commune of Lugon, on the edge of Fronsac, within the boundaries of the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation. The estate is owned by Jean-Philippe Janoueix who has acquired it in the mid ‘90s, and over the years managed to excel in making impressive, modern style claret.

70 hectares he owns are mostly planted to Merlot (92%), Cabernet Franc (7.5%) and Petit Verdot, with the average age of the vines being 37 years old. Classic right bank mix of alluvial clay and limestone dominates the soil and proximity of the misty Dordogne river makes its imprint on the terroir. All Croix-Mouton vineyards are sustainably managed with regular ploughing, controlled grass growth between the rows and green harvest, which allows for moderate yields and optimal ripeness.
The 2016 vintage of Chateau Croix Mouton is made with 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. It is full bodied and forward in style, yet with certain degree of finesse and freshness of the herbal nuances. The generous fruit it displays, seems to be in perfect harmony with well-integrated oaky flavours.

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CHATEAU CROIX MOUTON

Ref.: V0004460       Vintage: 2016

Grape Varietals: Merlot, Cab Franc

 
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CHÂTEAU LE PAYRAL, AOC BERGERAC

Chateau Le Payral is made up of 30 hectares divided into three “islands” located on the limestone hilltops on the south bank of the river Dordogne - at the doorway to the vineyards of Bordeaux.
Since 2005, the whole property is managed following the principles of organic and biodynamic agriculture. Subsequently the work in the winery is carried out with utmost care. Indigenous yeast which carry out the fermentation and small doses of sulphur used, allow for the full expression of the terroir. The wines are beautifully textured and remain true to the land they come from. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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CHATEAU PAYRAL BERGERAC SEC WHITE

Ref.: V0001202       Vintage: 2021

Grape Varietals: S Blanc, Semillion, Muscadelle

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CHATEAU PAYRAL BERGERAC RED

Ref.: V0001203       Vintage: 2020

Grape Varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon

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CHATEAU PAYRAL SAUSSIGNAC

Ref.: V0001319       Vintage: 2011

Grape Varietals: Semillion, S Blanc, Muscadelle

 
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DOMAINE LA CALMETTE, MAYA SALLÉE & NICOLAS FERNANDEZ, AOC CAHORS

With only a few vintages under their belt, Maya and Nicolas of Domaine La Calmette are exactly the kind of young vignerons we like to discover. They met while studying agronomy and oenology and quite early on knew that they want to make wine together. Starting in 2016 with just one hectare of Malbec, they have chosen to settle in Cahors and buy more plots in Trespoux – Rassiels – an elevated plateau towards the south – eastern edge of the appellation with mosaic of soil made of Kimmeridgian limestone and iron rich clay. Unlike in the fertile, alluvial valley of the Lot river, here at altitude of 350 metres above sea level the nights are cold and the days hot, which gives the wines precise features: exuberant aromatics and very fine-grained tannins. This allows the signature grape of Cahors – Malbec to express itself differently. The 7 hectares of Domaine La Calmette are farmed biodynamically, with nearly all of work done manually. Maia and Nicolas adapt light-handed approach towards the winemaking (wild fermentation, minimal SO2 and a patient élevage). Those are wines made with a lot
of attention, love, and respect for the vineyards. Juicy and fresh, with ripe, healthy fruit and a strong mineral backbone – a contemporary, less rustic interpretation of Malbec, full of youthful energy and verve – just like the couple who makes them.

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CALMETTE - SERPENT A PLUMES

Ref.: V0004303       Vintage: Cuvée XX

Grape Varietals: 50% Malbec, Merlot

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CALMETTE -TRESPOTZ

Ref.: V0004304       Vintage: Cuvée XX

Grape Varietals: 90% Malbec, Merlot

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CALMETTE -L´ESPACE BLEU ENTRE LES NUAGES

Ref.: V0004306       Vintage: Blend 2018-19

Grape Varietals: Malbec s. vinyeard

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CALMETTE -BUTTE ROUGE

Ref.: V0004307       Vintage: 2017-18

Grape Varietals: Malbec s. vinyeard

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CALMETTE -BOIS GRAND

Ref.: V0004535       Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Malbec s. vinyeard

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CALMETTE -VIGNES NOIRES

Ref.: V0004878       Vintage: Blend 2018-19

Grape Varietals: Malbec s. vinyeard

 
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CLOS LAPEYRE, JEAN BERNARD LARRIEU , AOC JURANCON

This family farm was traditionally dedicated to mixed farming with livestock, small fruits and grapes which were taken to the local cooperative.

However, in the early 1970’s Larrieus were the first in the region to replant their vines on the steep, amphitheatre – shaped terraces facing to the Pyrenees. This move ensured much better exposure to the sun while the elevation contributed to the freshness in the resulting wines. From 1985 onwards, the estate changed over exclusively to viticulture and Jean Bernard Larrieu gradually took full control over: farming his own vines, making, and bottling his own wine. He follows a biodynamic approach throughout his 17 hectare estate, aiming to make wines which are true to the land, with as little intervention as possible.

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LAPEYRE SEC

Ref.: V0001143       Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: Gros Manseng

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LAPEYRE VITATGE VIELH

Ref.: V0001144       Vintage: 2013-15

Grape Varietals: Gros and Petit Manseng

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LAPEYRE MANTOULAN

Ref.: V0001401       Vintage: 2015

Grape Varietals: Petit Manseng, Petit Courbu, Camaralet

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LAPEYRE MOELLEUX

Ref.: V0001145       Vintage: 2018

Grape Varietals: Gris abd Oetit and Courbu

 
 NEW  CHATEAU CALON,  MONTAGNE SAINT-EMILION

Montagne Saint-Emilion is located in the hills to the north of St-Emilion itself. The Chateau Calon vineyard is located at the foot of the hill of Calon. Production averages 1400hl per year. Owner Philippe Durand has been making impressive investments and improvements in the property over the past 15 years, with resulting significant improvements in the quality of the wines. The 25 acre contiguous vineyard sits atop limestone and clay soils and its western slope provides maximum sun exposure and excellent drainage. The vines average 45 years old, with individual Merlot plots that are 80 and 140-years old.

The composition of Ch Calon is 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Malbec. The vines average 45 years and the soil is a sand-limestone mixture. The wine has excellent aging qualities, usually up to 15 years. After several years (like this 2015) the wine is perfectly balanced, harmonious, with soft fruits (Merlot influence) and a gentle spiciness and subtle mint aspect. Tannins are always delicate and fine.

This is a highly regarded estate and is frequently quoted in Guide Hachette, Gault-Millau, Revue des Vins de France and Robert Parker as offering excellent value for a wine of this quality. Listed recently in the Royal Palace in the Principality of Monaco.

CHT CALON MONTAGNE ST EMILION

Ref.: Y0000005         Vintage: 2015

Grape Varietals: Merlot / Cabernets / Malbec

CHT CALON MONTAGNE ST EMILION

Ref.: Y0000123         Vintage: 2016

Grape Varietals: Merlot / Cabernets / Malbec