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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

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Lucie Lauilhé Portraits of winegrowers

Château Patache d’Aux

You drive, nearly get lost, before you arrive in front of this chateau in the middle of the village. Unconsciously you get the idea that you arrive at the end of arable land, but you don’t....

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Château Laujac

We arrive embarrassed as we were slightly too late, and responding to our excuses, Mr. Duboscq gave a hint of a smile and said: “Here you are at the end of the world, nobody arrives on time!”....

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Château La Haye

A tutelary and multi-centenary cedar of Lebanon you cannot escape thrones in front of the elegant Château La Haye, one of the oldest of Saint-Estèphe. It is said that the lovers Henry II and Diane...

Eddy Larme et Paolo Basso Portraits of winegrowers

Château Ferré

Eddy Larme, in his early 40s, showing a sprightly and kind temper, welcomes you in front of his house. According to him, he would be like his wines: “I want to make wines that stick to my mind”....

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Château Branaire-Ducru

François-Xavier Maroteaux, co-owner and chairman of Château Branaire-Ducru, says it up front: with 85% of classed growths, Saint-Julien remains the most homogeneous appellation of the Médoc...

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Château Loudenne

A few kilometers from Saint-Estèphe, a haven of peace stands in front of an ocean-like estuary. One cannot remain indifferent to the tranquility and beauty of the place, marked by a rare 17th-...