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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 generations succeeded to dig the chalk vaulted cellar, long of several hundred meters and located in the second floor basement. Olivier took over the farm in 1990. Passed by his father Michel. He represents the fifth generation and wants to anchor its wines in modern times without denying his traditions, like the beautiful 1950 J. Dollat traditional wine press that stands at the entrance of the cellar. He... Read more

Portraits of winegrowers

La gamme Clos des Lunes Portraits of winegrowers

Domaine de Chevalier

Olivier Bernard, at the head of 60 hectares at Domaine de Chevalier, pursues since his arrival at the château in 1983 the quest for excellence started by his forebearers in the 19th century. With...

Nelson Chow avec Jean-Pierre Marty à Talbot Portraits of winegrowers

NELSON CHOW IN MÉDOC

By a sunny day in late September the 2017 harvest in Bordeaux is nearly finished. Nelson Chow, president of the Hong Kong and Greater China Sommelier Association, together with ten sommeliers from...

Gérard Basset, Marie-Luce Thiery, Paolo Basso et Nicolas Dubois Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne tour

Jeeper, born daring Jeeper, a strange name in the Champagne universe, symbol of the French liberation. In a few years’ time it has become one of the most audacious Champagnes. It dares an original...

Portraits of winegrowers

« Boire, voir Sociando et mourir »

Détournant la célèbre expression de Goethe saisi par la beauté de Naples, c’est ainsi qu’un amateur s’est présenté à Sociando-Mallet, espérant repartir avec quelques précieux flacons. Du haut de ses...

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...

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