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Portraits of winegrowers

Château Léoville Poyferré

Léoville Poyferré is now run by a woman! After almost 40 years presiding over the destiny of the chateau, Didier Cuvelier left over the reins to his cousin Sara Lecompte-Cuvelier in 2018. Last October she welcomed Nelson Chow, the president of the sommeliers of Hong Kong and China for a lovely vertical tasting of Château Léoville Poyferré.   The harvest time was coming to an end but the chateau was still buzzing with activity. An opportunity for Nelson Chow to observe, at the entrance of the cellars, the sorting done. Léoville Poyferré operates a selective picking, then a manual sorting on... Read more


Ariane Khaida Portraits of winegrowers

Duclot: Into the limelight

The house Duclot has the discreet charm of the historic merchants of Bordeaux, recognized for its professionalism. Since her arrival in 2014, the dynamic Ariane Khaida has done ground work to give...

Guillaume, Rodolphe et Richard Frèrejean Taittinger Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Frèrejean Frères

“Our desire is to craft Champagnes in the style of grand wines, to achieve excellence, perfection and to make of this quest a signature in its own.” Fond of enology, Guillaume, Rodolphe and...

Émilien Boutillat et Raimonds Tomsons Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck

Stemming from an encounter, it is a story of eternal love that began at the end of the 19th century. The one that will bring together for ever a lady native from Champagne, Agathe Pertois whose...

Champagne sur pointe Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Ployez-Jacquemart

Just go down to the cellar that extends under the jardin à la française bordering the beautiful family house to understand that time here has not made fundamental changes but a subtle evolution....

Paolo Basso et Olivier Fagot Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Michel Fagot

At Michel Fagot, Champagne is a long family tradition. The domain of  Rilly La Montagne was founded by the great-grandfather of Olivier Fagot, the current master of the place. From 1890, 2...

Paolo Basso et Marion Boutillez Portraits of winegrowers

Domaine Boutillez Marchand

Boutillez Marchand is a family estate located in the village of Villers-Marmery, in the heart of the Mountain of Reims. It was founded in 1960 by Robert Boutillez, and taken over in 1997 by his...