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Les galets roulés, typiques de Boutenac. Breakaways in the vineyards

Cru Boutenac in Languedoc, concentrated passion

In last March the AOC Corbières-Boutenac trade union welcomed the journalists for a comprehensive presentation of the identity peculiarities and the wines of the appellation. The new president of the union, David Latham, led them at the heart of the exceptional cru at the top of the Languedoc wine hierarchy. The AOC Corbières has been recognized in 1985. It soon appeared that the Boutenac wines had a peculiar quality that set it apart from the other wines of the appellation. Thirty wine growers thus decided to gather within the Association for the Defense of the terroir of Boutenac. They... Read more


La famille Launay Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Pierre Launay

It is the story of three brothers, Laurent, Lionel and Jérôme. It is also the story of Pierre, the founding father. Then it is the story of a ‘terroir’, the Sezannais, a chalky coast at the...

A. Rosengren, P. Faure-Brac, P. Basso et B. Lhopital Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne J de Telmont

If you ever wondered what the ‘J’ in “J de Telmont” stood for, stop wondering. It does not stand for anything. Telmont is not the winemakers’s last name, and the J is not his first initial. It is a...

Xavier et Nathalie Charbaut Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Guy Charbaut

The Guy Charbaut Champagne house is located in the very center of the “premier cru” village of Mareuil-sur-Ay. One has to walk through the porch to grasp the full view of the XIXth century stone...

Gosset Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Gosset

The famous “oldest Champagne wine making house” recently experienced a major change. In 2009 it left its native village of Ay to relocate in Epernay. It settled in an impressive 19th-century...

Samuel Ferjou, directeur export, et Marie Luce Thiéry, chef de cave. Portraits of winegrowers

Maison Jeeper

To produce an exceptional Champagne, bottled in a singular vessel, and set its name way up there with the stars of the Champagne appellation. Such is the goal of Nicolas Dubois, the man at the head...

Didier Mariotti et Ross Lovegrove Portraits of winegrowers

Mumm changes the rules

Under the leadership of Didier Mariotti, its Cellar Master, who joined the house back in 2003, Mumm has caught the world’s attention through a new range of remarkable Champagnes, and a ceaseless...