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Left Bank

Château des Gravières

Château des Gravières is located in small village of Portets in the appellation "Graves". Its vineyards stretch on the left bank of the Garonne River, on one of the best gravel terroir in the appellation. It has enjoyed the care and attention of the Labuzan family for 7 generations. The young enologist ] owners, Thierry and Denis Labuzan, have managed to reconcile modern techniques (recently renovated winery) with the traditional methods of the region.


Château des Gravières Graves AOC

Grapes: 85 % Merlot 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Viticulture: Garonne gravel. 30-year old vines.
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Dark ruby
Nose: Rich, ripe red cherries.
Palate: Black cherries, summer plums, baking spices and integrated tannins.
Food Pairings: Cassoulet, roasted meats, aged and aromatic cheeses, mushrooms.

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Château Pirouette is located in the extreme north of the Médoc, in the last vineyards before the ocean on a well exposed gravelly soil. The Château takes its name from the locality in which it is located. At the head of the 30ha of this estate since 1998, Michèle Roux is a winemaker passionate about oenology and horses.


Château La Pirouette Médoc

Grapes: 50 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 % Merlot, 10 % Petit Verdot
Age of the vines: 28 years
Soils: Gravelly
Winemaking: In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks
Aging: 12 months in oak barrels with 25% new
Nose: Inviting nose of cassis, blackberry, raspberry, licorice, cocoa with a hint of menthol in the background.
Palate: Nice fruit on the palate. Spicy finish with pleasant tannins.
Pairings: Enjoy with grilled meats.

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Château La Valière

Neighboring vineyard to and recently purchased by Château La Tour de By, this vineyard produces a wonderful, dry, tasty Bordeaux blend.


Château La Valière Médoc

Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
Viticulture: Garonne gravel. 30-year old vines.
Barrels: 12 months in French oak barrique.
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Dark ruby
Nose: Rich, ripe red cherries.
Palate: Coffee, vanilla beans and cocoa nibs meld with strawberries, raspberries, black cherries and integrated tannins.
Pairings: Lamb, beef or mushroom dishes.
Awards: The Château La Valière has won a Gold Medal on « concours des vins des Vignerons Indépendants 2013 » and a Gold Medal on « concours des vins Féminalise 2013 ».

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Château Lafargue

Family estate situated in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, in Martillac and Saint Medard d’Eyrans. 18.5 hectares in total. The Lafargue castle is a family property. At its head is Jean-Pierre Leymarie, who was born on this property and is the 3rd generation to run the estate. He succeeded his father in 1983 and supports the property's 2 hectares of vines. Their philosophy is to build on viticulture, taking rents, buying plots, planting, investing gradually in equipment, buildings and thus developing the vineyard consistently.


Château Lafargue Pessac-Léognan Blanc

Grapes: 70% Sauvignon Blanc ; 30% Sauvignon Gris
Viticulture: On gravelly clay hillsides and sandy-Graves; hand harvested with successive sorting procedures, extremely rigorous selection criteria
Vinification: In barrels; aged on lees in oak barrels with lees stirring
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Nose: Candied citrus
Palate: Freshness, structure and toast. Gooseberries, dill and figs.
Awards: Vintage 2012, Cuvée Alexandre Gold medal - Bordeaux Aquitaine Wine Contest 2014
Food Pairings: Sautéed manila clams with potatoes, medium- to mild cheese, e.g. Petit Basque, fresh pears with chevré

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Château Lafargue Pessac-Léognan Rouge

Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot
Viticulture: Gravelly hillsides and sandy clay soil; hand-picked and mechanically picked at optimum ripeness, extremely rigorous selection criteria
Vinification: Stainless steel tanks with maceration and micro-bubbling. Aged in oak barrels - 12 and 15 months (18 months for the Prestige)
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Nose: Fresh plum, cassis, blackberry jam with a hint of white pepper, tobacco and brioche
Palate: Blackberry, currant, cassis with a note of roasted coffee.
Food Pairings: Roast beef, roasted meats, scalloped potatoes, demi-glace blue cheese

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Château Lalande de Gravelongue


Château Lalande de Gravelongue Médoc

Grapes: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc
Viticulture: 30 year old vines, gravel clay soil.
Barrels: 1/3 new, 1/3 one year, 1/3 two years
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Appearance: Dark with blue hues
Nose: Ripe red fruits, plum and black cherry.
Palate: Rich texture and well-integrated tannins. Deep and fresh flavors of ripe plum, fruitcake, and black cherries are highlighted by notes of cedar and spice.

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Frank Phélan

Since 1985, the Gardinier brothers have ensured the prestige of the château and its heritage. The three brothers Thierry, Stéphane and Laurent Gardinier perpetuate the values and the chivalrous spirit of its creators, men of heart and of conviction. The vineyard of Château Phélan Ségur covers 70 hectares of magnificent clay-gravels on the hillocks and plateaux of Saint-Estèphe. Created in 1986, Frank Phélan, the second wine of the château, bears the name of the son of Bernard Phélan, founder of the estate. Frank Phélan comes from 15 hectares of old vines and a selection of vines of less than ten years. It respects the classic values of the Château by expressing another facet of its terroir.


Frank Phélan Saint-Estèphe

Grapes: 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
Viticulture: Soil is superficial graves, clay subsoil. 12 months in French oak barrique.
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Dark plum
Nose: Rich, ripe black fruits
Palate: Blackcurrants and blackberries, delicate vanilla and spices aromas embellish the fruit.
Food Pairings: Lamb, beef or mushroom dishes.

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Josephine de Boyd

The name “Boyd” dates from the middle of the 18th century. In 1754, Lord Jacques Boyd, bought Castelnau de Médoc- the grounds of Sieur Berndard de Sainvincens as well as founded the famous field of “Boyd-Cantenac” classified third growth in 1855. Since 1932, the field has belonged to the Guillemet family. With Lucien Guillemet, Maison Hebrard built the image of Joséphine de Boyd, now disturbed in the whole world in exclusivity. It is the success story of a round wine of high class appreciated by all.


Josephine de Boyd Margaux

Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Viticulture: Quaternary graves, siliceous, with average age of vines 25 years.
Viniculture: Hand-picked. 20 months in French oak barrique.
Appearance: Dark purple, red
Nose: Black cherry, blackberry
Palate: Beautiful long finish, elegant tannins, summer black cherries, black berries and red fruits.
Pairing: Beef Bourguignon, meat pies, sweet potatoes, Raclette.

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Right Bank

Château des landes

In 1952, Paul Lassagne, who ran an oven in the local tile factory, bought a small 2 hectare plot including a cellar. Today, his son Daniel has expanded the estate to 30 hectares, including 24 in a single block in Lussac Saint-Émilion. The winery has been entirely renovated, and the most up-to-date techniques are used to produce the finest possible wine.


Château des Landes Vieilles Vignes Lussac Saint-Émilion

Grapes: 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc
Viticulture: Clay-limestone soil.
Viniculture: Cement vats and barrels for 14 months.
Alcohol: 14% by vol.
Appearance: Deep violet.
Nose: Aromatic red fruits, brioche
Palate: Strawberry, black currant, plums with well-integrated tannins. A soft and pleasant wine.

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Château Franc Grâce-Dieu

Franc Grâce-Dieu is a 12 hectare Saint-Emilion Grand Cru estate. It’s situated near Château Figeac and is only 2 kilometers from Cheval Blanc. It benefits from a complex soil structure of brown sand, iron deposits in the subsoil and clay. It follows along the traditional Saint-Emilion properties with a grape variety proportion of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc.


Château Franc Grâce-Dieu St-Emilion Grand Cru

Grapes: 70% Merlot & 30% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Appearance: Ruby red
Nose: Ripe fruit aromas of black currant & blackberries
Palate: The wine has a lightly toasted flavor with a touch of pencil lead & cedar. Complex, well-balanced. The harvest of the Cabernet Franc grapes was at full maturity, bringing a well-developed sweetness while conserving the freshness of the fruit from the Merlot. The combination provides a sensation of velvety cashmere on the palate. The longer in the mouth, the more pronounced the flavor!

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Chateau Guadet

The winery is named after famed lawyer and Girondin deputy during the French Revolution- Gaudet Elijah. He was a native of Saint-Émilion and the image on the label perpetuates his memory. Today Guy Petrus Lignac (nephew of Marie-Louise Loubat- founder of the famous Petrus) manages the vineyard. The Saint Julien Gaudet castle has belonged to the family since 1844. Modern and ancestral, knowledge and technology go hand in hand in this small vineyard, as well as the consultation of Stéphane Derenoncourt and his team.


Chateau Guadet Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé

Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Viticulture: Clay, sand, Limestone soils
Viniculture: Cement vats and barrels for 14 months.
Alcohol: 13.5% by vol.
Appearance: Rich plum with red hues
Nose: Bright blue raspberries, oak and baking spice.
Palate: Blue berries, raspberries, blackberry compote with vanilla and cinnamon hints. Subtle tannins and soft body.
Food Pairings: Coq au vin, steak, pastas, ripe cheese
Awards: Gold medal at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1867. Winner of the 1st cut of classified vintage wines of Saint Emilion in 1988 defeating "Chateau Canon La Gaffelière" with the vintages 1982, 1983 and 1985. Gold medal at the Brussels World Wine in 2008 with the 2003 vintage Silver medal at the Brussels World Wine in 2009 with the vintage 1998.

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Château Lagrange

The Lussac Saint-Emilion appellation is found to the north of the hill of Saint-Emilion. The first vineyard to be designated a World Heritage Site, the region is full of charm, with prestigious historic houses and Romanesque churches dominating its many hillsides. The vineyard is planted on hillsides, plateaux and at the foot of the slopes. The soil can be Perigord sand or clay-limestone, producing wines which can be enjoyed young as well as those designed for long ageing.

With a vineyard of 16.11 hectares in a single block, the estate of Château Lagrange is made up of Merlot (90%) and Cabernet Franc (10%). The average age of the vines is 25 years. The vineyard has been farmed under contract by Franck Peneau for more than 30 years. Recently this winegrower has become owner of part of the château, left to him by the Courrech family, owners of the estate for 3 generations. The vineyard is farmed according to the Agri Confiance initiative, which consists of integrated farming of the vine. Some of the land is left fallow and hedges have been planted to favor biodiversity within the property. Finally, the vineyard work (pruning, shoot removal) is carried out by Mr Peneau himself, to ensure quality, uniform work in the vines in the long term.


Château Lagrange Lussac Saint-Emilion

Grapes: 65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Winemaking & Aging: Destemming and crushing of the grapes. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature with selected yeasts and maceration of the skins. To obtain a wine for ageing, rich in tannins, this takes 3 to 4 weeks. 20% of the blend is aged in oak to add complexity to the aromas without excessive oakiness.
Alcohol: 13% by vol.
Appearance: Rich, deep purple
Nose: Darker fruit bramble with a touch of earthy spice from the oak
Palate: A fruity wine (black currant, plums, blackberries) with a light touch of oak gives an extra touch of complexity. Fleshy wine, structured by the well-integrated tannins. 20% oaked.
Pairings: Meats and cheeses

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Château Mazeyres

Château Mazeyres, located in the heart of Libourne, is very closely linked to the history of Pomerol, a village that existed during Roman times. In 1992, Alain Moueix, a viticultural engineer and oenologist, was entrusted with the management of Château Mazeyres. Fourth generation of a Libourne family of winegrowers and wine merchants, he brought his skill and expertise derived from this region. From an exceptional terroir within the prestigious appellation of Pomerol, the wines of Château Mazeyres are appreciated on the five continents of the world for their elegance and delicacy.


Château Mazeyres Pomerol "Le Seuil de Mazeyres"

Grapes: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Vinification: 30 year old vines, gravel clay soil with a subsoil of iron-rich clay; harvested by hand
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Appereance: Dark deep ruby with purple glints
Nose: Mint, pepper, black currants
Palate: Black berries, black currants, pepper, silky tannins and roasted oak.
Pairing: Best with red meats or fine cheeses.

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L'Adage is a 15 hectare estate exclusively made for Mason Querre, a négociant house established in 1897. Vineyards are located south of Saint-Émilion at the foothills of the sandy slope.


L'Adage Saint-Émilion

Grapes: 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Viticulture: 30 year old vines, with sandy soil.
Viniculture: 12 months in French oak barrique of which 30% is new.
Appearance: Dark purple.
Nose: Truffles, toasted bread and blackberries.
Palate: Rich baked fruit, cassis and chocolate.

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Château La Galante

Perfectly located on the dominating slopes of the Dordogne Valley, Château La Galante, property of Mr. Christophe Pinard, extends his vineyards into the neighboring districts of Beychac et Caillau and Saint Sulpice et Cameyrac, with joint ownership in the towns Bordeaux and Libourne. They profit from the maritime influences of the Dordogne in the North and the Garonne on the South.


Château La Galante Bordeaux Blanc

Grapes: 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon , 15% Muscadelle
Viticulture: On gravelly clay hillsides and sandy-graves; hand harvested
Vinification: Stainless steel.
Alcohol: 12% vol.
Nose: Citrus aromas, lemon peel
Palate: A brilliant yellow with some glints of green; fresh citrus of lemon and grapefruit.
Food Pairings: Shellfish, seafood, grilled pork, salads, paella, light pasta dishes.

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Château LaBORDE

Bordeaux is the largest vineyard for appellation wines in the whole of France. Situated in the South West near the Atlantic, it is crossed by the rivers Garonne and Dordogne and enjoys a temperate maritime climate. The richness, the quality and the diversity of its wines derive from the particular character of the terroirs, the experience of the winegrowers and the art of blending. The tide, which flows up both of the region's rivers, brings very specific characteristics to the wines. With its huge size, Bordeaux reds offer an infinite palette of flavors and combine their qualities in myriad different ways.

The property was built in 1610 in an old dwelling which was later to belong to Général d'Armagnac during the Napoleonic period. Located at Daignac, it is a magnificent stone-built building with a tower. Today Alain Duc is owner of Château de Laborde.


Château de Laborde Bordeaux Rouge

Grapes: 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Winemaking: Destemming and crushing of the grapes. Alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperature with selected yeasts and maceration of the skins. To obtain a wine for ageing, rich in tannins, this takes 3 to 4 weeks. Ageing in barrel for at least 6 months, so that the wine develops its bouquet and its aromas.
Alcohol: 13%
Appearance: Intense, dark red color.
Nose: Ripe fruit with vanilla and elegant oak
Palate: Full, tannic, round, with well-balanced fruit and oak aromas. Oaky without excess. A traditional oak-barrel Bordeaux.
Pairings: Roast beef, lamb, poultry, cheeses
Awards & Medals: Millésime 2016 : Medal Silver, LYON 2018

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Château Martinot

Literally translating to "between two seas," Entre-Deux-Mers is the largest region within Bordeaux. Located on the Right Bank it is the area between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers.


Château Martinot Entre-Deux-Mers

Grapes: 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon
Alcohol: 12% vol.
Nose: ripe white fruits, apple & light citrus.
Palate: Notes of citrus with tones of green apples lend to its bright refreshing quality. Well structured & delicate, clean & crisp.

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Château Moulin de Launay

Belonging to Claude and Bernard Greffier, the estate is entirely family-run and has produced exclusively dry white wine for four generations. The balance between regional varieties, the constant care given to the vinew and improved vinification techniques guarantee the highest quality standards. Traditional white Bordeaux blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle that's made in a moder style- cool temperatures, protection from oxygen, early bottling. At an averae of 25 years old, the vines here are quite mature for a wine of this type- and mature vines mean better wine, albeit in smaller volumes. Claude and Bernard Greffier are the fourth-generation proprietors.


Château Moulin de Launay Entre-Deux-Mers

Grapes: 45% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Muscadelle
Alcohol: 12.5% vol.
Appearance: Brilliant pale yellow and straw
Nose: White floral aromas with ripe citrus and tree fruits.
Palate: Nectarine, lemongrass, and quince balanced with bright, zesty citrus.
Pairing: Oysters!! Shellfish, seafood, grilled pork, salads, light pasta dishes and sheep cheeses.

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Château Saint Seurin

Perfectly situated in the Entre-Deux-Mers, the Château Saint Seurin is a well-known estate since the 15th century. Today, Renaud & Claire Jean operate this 75-hectare estate located in the AOC Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur appellation. The old vineyards include Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from clay-loam soil.


Château Saint Seurin de Leviac Bordeaux

Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
Vinification: Vinified and aged in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Appearance: Deep & dark color
Nose: Small ripe red fruits, spices and vanilla.
Palate: Round with ripe tannins and the classic hints of black current typical of fine wines from this area. Full-bodied with good length in the mouth.
Pairing: Excellent with beef stew, duck breast and cheeses (Camembert, Brie, Roquefort).

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