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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Nelson Chow entouré de Dominique Galineau et sa femme. Portraits of winegrowers

Vignobles Michel Galineau & fils

Now the family domain covers 55 hectares in Pellegrue, in the extreme east of the Gironde department in the Entre-Deux-Mers region, at 25 km from Saint-Emilion. It benefits from clay-limestone and...

Jean-Pierre Bouillac Portraits of winegrowers

Vignobles Bouillac

L’histoire des vignobles Bouillac est celle de la passion d’un homme pour la terre et la vigne qui l’anime depuis l’enfance. Plus que vigneron, Jean-Pierre Bouillac est aussi pépiniériste viticole ce...

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