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Esperance de Trotanoy Vertical 

Esperance de Trotanoy Vertical  This vertical took place on Friday 21 Febraury 2020 at the office of Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix in Quai du Priourat. The quay is next to the Dordogne River in the town of Libourne, the heart of the wine trade of the Right Bank. The sky was blue …

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Chateau Trotanoy

Christian Moueix is proprietor of Chateau Trotanoy, La Fleur Petrus, Chateau Belair-Monange, and the wine merchant Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix. Vines are known to have been planted at Trotanoy since at least 1761. Apparently, Trotanoy the name derives from the French trop ennui, a term loosely translated to mean ‘too much to bother …

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Chateau Petit Village Sold

Petit-Village has been sold by AXA Millesimes to the proprietors of nearby Chateau Beauregard. ‘The sale of Chateau Petit-Village is part of a process of reallocation of the resources of AXA Millesimes with the aim of diversifying our vineyard investments. This process had already begun in 2018 with our acquisition …

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The 2019 Bordeaux Vintage

WELCOME TO EDITION 765 of GRAPEVINE Although not a member of the UGC, Chateau Petrus is also tasted by journalists and merchants – by appointment – during the en primeurs week. The Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux has organised the tasting of the Bordeaux 2019 vintage for 30 March to 2 April …

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Chateau d’Yquem • The Super First Growth

When Sandrine Garbay joined Chateau d’Yquem straight from the University of Bordeaux in 1994, she was never, ever going to use the specialised subject of her doctorate thesis: malolactic fermentation. The world’s most famous sweet wine would never consider converting malic into lactic acid because it thirsts for freshness. Yquem …

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A Garden in Bordeaux

Olivier Bernard is flanked by sons Hugo (left) and Adrien (right). The Triumph Spitfire belongs to the elder son. The family loves cars but all three are committed to their vineyard which the father describes as a “garden”. No herbicides or pesticides are used. ‘My first vintage was 2009. After oenology studies in Reims, …

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Philippe Gonet & Beychevelle at Imperial Treasure Paris

From left, Paige Donner of USA TODAY and Paris GOODfood+wine, Chantal Bregeon-Gonet, Alfred Leung, Rebecca Frasquet of AFP, NG Yin Ching, Philippe Blanc, and Kenny Leung. Alfred Leung, Founder & CEO of Imperial Treasure Group, is hosting lunches and dinners for the media as he prepares to open their first restaurant …

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Chateau Mauvesin Barton 2015

Capsicum/blueberry/mulberry fruit with a note of tobacco. The ripeness of the fruit is delivered by smooth tannins and rounded freshness. Expertly balanced red from Moulis, a Bordeaux Left Bank commune not far from Saint-Julien. In fact, Chateau Mauvesin Barton is the property of the same Barton Family who own Chateau …

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Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1990

In 1983, the Dillon family acquired Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion from the heirs of the Woltner family (who had bought the estate in 1919). The new owners are, literally, from across the road as they were already owners of Chateau Haut-Brion, the only wine outside the Médoc out of 61 …

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