This house was established in 1937, all 5 hectares of vineyards are in the Grand Cru commune of Ambonnay – one of the best sites for the Pinot Noir grape in Champagne. Blend in this vintage is 75% Pinot Noir 25% Chardonnay.
Selected from the very best sites on the Hermitage hill from the excellent 2006 vintage.
Blend of Marsanne (80%) and Roussanne (20%).
Francois Gaunoux took over this Domaine from his Father in 1962. The Clos Tavaux vineyard is enclosed by a wall and slopes to the east, planted with the highest quality Chardonnay vines. Like the rest of the 9.5 hectares of the Domaine all vineyards are owned by the family.
The commune of Canon Fronsac may be less well known than the more famous St Emilion but it shares the same main grape Merlot. The south facing position of Moulin Pey-Labrie’s vineyards in great vintages such as 2000 make sublime wines; rich, elegant, powerful and sustained on the palate.
Traditional, full bodied claret from the Left Bank of the Gironde where Cabernet Sauvignon dominates. Created in the 18th century this Chateau’s ability for decade after decade of unrelenting consistency is impressive.
In the vineyards of Volnay the Pinot Noir grape produces quite a full bodied red wine, full of charm with bright red fruit but underlining earth and mineral complexity. The wines of Potinet-Ampeau are aged for 18 months in oak barrels following fermentation, 30% of the barrels are replaced each year.
The name Gouge is legendary in Burgundy. Some of Nuits St Georges greatest wines have been produced by this domaine. The Les Chaignots 1er Cru makes wines of sublime elegance and beauty. Stunning example of why Red Burgundy is still revered.