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Lloyd Lippens Caroline et Chris Cardon Portraits of winegrowers

A Belgian flag flying over La Haye

What has changed at Château La Haye and Bellevue-Cardon since the arrival of Chris Cardon, a Flemish industrialist in the pharmaceutical world?   Fond of sports and fine wines Chris Cardon had a crush for the place when he ran the Medoc marathon. The story could have stopped then but the magic of Medoc, the vineyards sometimes overlooking the river and that can make only good wines urged him to come back. He ran once more on the D2 that unfolds its curves across the greatest Medoc chateaus, knocked at all doors to participate in the harvest, and between two strokes of shears, he found... Read more

Portraits of winegrowers

Xavier 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...

Nicolas Dubois Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne Jeeper

Choix du Chardonnay, tri des raisins et sélections des meilleurs jus, vinifications sous bois et élevages en fûts, vieillissement dans une bouteille spécialement conçue, recours à une levure indigène...

Paolo Basso et Philippe Thieffry Portraits of winegrowers

The Veuve Clicquot Spirit

  Could you tell us what defines the “Veuve Clicquot Spirit”? For me, as an oenologist, what best defines the spirit of Veuve Clicquot, is the Carte Jaune cuvée. It is our most iconic cuvée, and...

Portraits of winegrowers

Edouard Altermatt & Nicolas Prégat The hidden side of ICEMAX!

Can you present ICEMAX in a few words? Above all ICEMAX is a friendship that started three years ago with the purchase of the company created 10 years earlier by Nicolas Menault, an engineer native...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château de Tracy

An ancestral vineyard Château de Tracy belongs to the same family since the 14th century. A manuscript of 1396 kept in the archives of the estate reports the purchase of Champs de Crix. Nowadays...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Pipeau

At the heart of the vineyard of Saint-Emilion, the Mestreguilhem family established their vineyard in 1929. Starting with 7 hectares the different generations increased the estate that now covers 25...

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