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Portraits of winegrowers

Château de La Rivière

In office for 22 years, general manager Xavier Buffo has worked various owners since his arrival at Château de La Rivière, the largest wine estate in Fronsac, a captivating, majestic fortress, planted on a hill overlooking the valley. Here, the traditional visit and-tasting has given way to rather original initiatives ... Of course, his widow remained marked by the tragedy and never returned to Fronsac, but she did not sell it and kept the team in place. The initial project to turn La Rivière into a luxury hotel was abandoned, but not the desire to open the chateau to wine tourism. I go... Read more

Portraits of winegrowers

Portraits of winegrowers

Château de Pommard

Since 2014, American Michael Baum has breathed new life into Château de Pommard. Restoration of the buildings, new winery, transition to biodynamics. Last innovation: a plot-selection bottling of the...

Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne: taste impressions to better guide wine lovers

All over the world, the single word "champagne" sounds like an air of celebration. But yet, its qualities as a great wine remain rather vague for most consumers. In order to reassure them and guide...

Franck Labeyrie Portraits of winegrowers

le Blanc des Cabanes

There are those who play Mozart in the barrel cellar, those who play music in the vineyards. And there are those who rock their wines with the tides. Franck Labeyrie is one of them, convinced of the...

Portraits of winegrowers

Champagne De Sousa

In 2020, De Sousa champagnes will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the commitment of the estate into biodynamics. On this occasion De Sousa markets a special box consisting of the cuvée Les...

Portraits of winegrowers

Château Marquis d’Alesme

You can’t get past Château Marquis d’Alesme and not admire its palatial appearance. The classic facades of this 3rd Classified Growth of 1855 with its arcades and pilasters, reminding the best...

Alexandre Plocq Portraits of winegrowers

Château Vieux Rivallon

Since 2015, it's Alexandre Plocq who writes the history of Château Vieux Rivallon, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, resolutely determined to continue his grandfather's work, in his own way ...   In cases...

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