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Les Vins du Siècle est un grand site fédérateur, bilingue et mondial. Dans toute la France, « triés sur le volet », les meilleurs producteurs (la très grande majorité ayant l’exclusivité de leur appellation) sont retenus pour la typicité des vins, leur rapport qualité-prix-plaisir, l'expression de leur terroir et leur passion de vignerons. 

Pas de vins à la mode, surcôtés ou de "jus de bois" dans Les Vins du Siècle. La typicité d’un vin, ce n’est rien d’autre que l’association d’un sol, d’un micro-climat, d’une plante et d’un homme.  On ne peut aimer un vin qu’en appréciant celui qui le fait. Derrière une étiquette, il y a un viticulteur (ou une viticultrice) et c’est fondamental de ne pas les dissocier. Bien sûr, les sols ont une influence considérable et, dans chaque territoire, dans chaque commune, le vigneron fait la différence avec son voisin.

Il ne s’agit donc pas seulement de faire du bon vin, ce que tout le monde peut faire, mais surtout d’élever de vrais vins racés, reconnaissables entre mille, qui sentent ce “fumé” bourguignon, déploient ce “velours” libournais, ces senteurs alsaciennes, cette “chair” en Médoc ou à Châteauneuf, cette “minéralité” à Pouilly ou à Meursault, cette fraîcheur en Champagne comme dans nos grands liquoreux. 


HALL OF FAME

CHATEAU DE ROQUEBRUNE


LALANDE-DE-POMEROL
Florent GUINJARD is a child of Bordeaux. Fact. With his strong passion for wine, it is his heartfelt wish to share it with the greatest amount of people possible. More than anything, he likes to discover the amazing diversity of the wines produced at his estate. In charge of the winery, which has belonged to his family since 1880, he carries on the family tradition while continuing to progress his wine making techniques year after year. And with the advice from best winemakers in Bordeaux he offers a top quality wine at an accessible price. His passion: to produce fruity wines, fine wines, and far from oaky. His trademark: fruit. Fully bodied, typical of the appellation, his Lalande-of-Pomerol cuvée Reine 2014, developed aromas of macerated fruit and spices, a beautiful garnet-red color, dense on the nose like in the mouth, combining fineness and structure, with tannins both rich and silky, an excellent evolution. The beautiful 2012, with a stunning ruby color, a very harmonious wine, with the nose of raspberry and violet and a note of spices, fleshy in mouth. The 2011, full and rich on the nose and mouth, with a beautiful balance; fat, and as the tannins melt flavors of morrello cherries and hummus marry, a very pretty wine, dense, perfect with lamb. Superb 2010, with notes of ripe red fruits (black currant) and sweet spices (cinnamon); quite fleshy with great intensity, delicious and powerful tannins at the same time. The 2009 is a classic vintage, with prolonged color, balanced, perfumed, with firm tannins, a complex nose of black currant and spices, combine for roundness and structure.

DOMAINE FRANCOIS BERTHEAU


CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY
This family winegrowing was taken again by François Bertheau in 2004. It represents the fifth generation to exploit this vineyard of 6.22 ha. The vines are 45 years old on average. the maturing is done out of barrels (including 20 to new wood 30%) for one 18 months duration, the wine, not filtered, will be marketed approximately 6 months after its setting in bottles. “The 2011 were marked by one early spring, a summer not particularly beautiful, and a very beautiful back season, tells us François Bertheau. These weather conditions gave very good performances, with on the other hand a vigilance with the control of the temperatures in wine making. The quantities are, with something near, similar to 2010. Although it is still a little early, this vintage 2011 appears quite well-balanced, perhaps better than the 2010, of which it seems to be first cousin with character and much of fruit, perhaps a little more steady and more tannic. It will surely be of guard. For a vine grower it is a beautiful year as we like them.” While waiting, there is its superb Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Charmes 2009, scented, associating richness and smoothness, concentrated and fleshy, with tannins quite present, a sure value. Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Amoureuses 2008 remarkable, with tannins tasty and rich, generous, is at the same time coloured and fullbodied, with this quite fleshy and attractive mouth prevailed by the stone-fruits and cinnamon. Taste Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2008, which is an assembly of 4 pieces, very well-balanced, very scented (fresh ripe red small fruits, humus…), with this point of morello cherry characteristic of the appellation, a very full wine, of beautiful intensity, guard. Chambolle-Musigny 2009, with the complex nose with notes of ripe red fruits and liquorice, concentrate to the nose as in mouth.

CHATEAU MAYNE LALANDE


LISTRAC
Since more than 6 generations, the Lartigue family is attached to the ground of Listrac. It is into 1973 that Bernard LARTIGUE becomes the new master of the winegrowing estate. In truth médocain in the line of its ancestors, and deeply attached to the true values médocaines, it is with passion that it will create the properties Château Mayne Lalande (Listrac), Château Myon of Enclos (Moulis) like Les Cinq SENS of Château Mayne Lalande, its house of hosts. A perfectionist, rigorous, demanding character of a vine grower liking work well done leads it to the permanent research of excellence but also to call itself in question each day to obtain the best potential of the soil in order to work out high-class wines, having a very long aptitude for ageing. Its Listrac Médoc 2014, 60% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc, 5% Petit Verdot, extremely well high out of barrels (30% of new barrels), is rich in bouquet as out of matter, with balanced tannins, complete, elegant, all in mouth, with the nuances of blackcurrant, truffle and humus.   The 2013   is very successful, elegant, with rich and velvety tannins at the same time, all in aromatic smoothness (leather, currant…), a wine of garnet-red color constant, quite vigorous, to envisage with a veal chop with breadcrumbs to the Milanese or skewers of lamb. The 2012, particularly tasty, of beautiful color supported crimson, with the cinnamon and raspberry notes, of a great harmony, is very scented, séveux, generous and persistent.   The 2011 (50% of new barrels), is all in mouth, with dominant of roundness, closes in mouth, all in aromatic nuances (black cherry, grooves…), of very good evolution. “The year 2016, tells us Bernard Lartigue, is one year with many climatic sudden starts which required much observation of the plant to guarantee to have healthy grapes. We move towards excellence thanks to generosity of Dame Nature and with the intensive work of all the collaborators of the properties. Large a mercy!”

DOMAINE BRISSON


MORGON
The Brisson family, originating in the Pays-de-la-Loire is known since 1431. Its apply in the region of Lion are old. Acquired in 1958 per Michel Brisson, the family winegrowing, enjoys a situation privileged in mid-slopes directed in the south. Old property of the lords of Fonterenne de Villié (1604), it constituted one of the smallholdings of the lords of the manor. A hunting lodge of the XVIII ème century equipped with a superb arched cellar is currently occupied by Gerard Brisson and his family. After its training of oenologist in Burgundy, it joined his father on the estate in 1974 and, since the death of Michel in 1980, continues and develops the work of development of the winegrowing with an attentive care and a rigorous requirement. Reasoned culture, Terra Vitis in 2009. Interview: the (run out) 2013 is a very small harvest due to the meteorology, confides me Gérard Brisson. Tannins are flexible, pleasant. In 2014, the grape harvests with good maturity, long vattings, played on the quality of Wines which are very fruity, of dark red color, with melted, round tannins. Since 2009, the specifications Terra Vitis allowed to progress still in the quality of Wines. Not of thermovinification, traditional wine makings, where from Wines of beautiful color with a good capacity to age. We moreover opened recently a bottle of 1984, which was remarkable. Vintage wines in the sale in 2016: La Louve 2014, 2015 - Vieilles Vignes 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011. The current events in the Domain: with two of his sons, Gérard Brisson wishes to buy to his brothers their parts of the domain. He develops the activities of œnotourisme for the individual and the groups: visits of the domain in 2 CV and in Bentley, studios tasting, apéritif wine grower (a label of Welcome to the farm), cooking course with Germaine Brisson, snaking of the country(soil)... Notes of Patrick Dussert's tastings: magnificent Morgon Les Charmes La Louve 2013, of intense robe, very Classic, firm and spiced, with powerful but delicious tannins, by a dense texture. The 2012, of purplish robe, perfumed (blackcurrant, pepper and violet), is powerful in the nose as in mouth, delicious, in the silky tannins. The 2011, of beautiful steady robe, in the intense nose of small ripe red berries and humus, fleshy, is rich and generous, spiced well, of good wine for ageing. Very beautiful 2010, in the very well-balanced and harmonious tannins, in the aromas of wild strawberry and blackberry, a wine which fills well the mouth, with these nuances of pepper and plum, wine for ageing. On exceptional 2009 of complex and persistent mouth, in the notes of ripe blackcurrant and spices which persist in finale, a wine everything in aromas and structure, of a beautiful scale. Formidable Morgon Les Charmes Noble Tradition 2009, matured in Burgundian barrel, very typified, by color intense ruby, by very good mouth, in the connotations of blackcurrant and wild strawberry, concentrated, allying color, of attractive final spicy one, to savor with a sausage in apples or a coq au vin, wine for ageing as proves the 2005, in the nose where dominate the currant and the spices, everything in aromatic complexity, with round tannins, wealth and harmony. There is also this Morgon rouge Vieilles Vignes 2013, the powerful, with complex connotations of blackberry and cinnamon, steady color, under the nose of cooked fruits and of humus, in the fine and very well-balanced tannins, of at the same time powerful and round, magnificent mouth on braised veal flanks, The 2011 develops a bouquet where become entangled notes of blackcurrant and prune, harmonious, beautiful steady robe, very well-balanced and slightly spiced. The 2010 is really remarkable, with nuances of raspberry, currant and blackberry, circle and the powerful in the nose as in mouth, in the present and very elegant tannins at the same time, persistent mouth today, and pursues his evolution. To salivate, this Morgon Les Charmes rouge Vieilles Vignes 2003 (magnum), with aromas of cooked, very harmonious fruits in the nose as in mouth, a perfumed wine, in the connotations of pupil and pepper, allying color and material, which proves the big potential of evolution of this wine.

DOMAINE ROGER PABIOT ET SES FILS


POUILLY-FUME
A family estate of 21 hectares, including some parcels of vines of more than 80 years old, run by two sons, Gérard and Bernard, who combine traditional practices with the modern techniques they have learned in legendary wine-growing areas: Beaune, Macon and Bordeaux. The estate is planted on the best hillsides overlooking the Loire, with very representative soils of the region: hard limestone, flinty clay, sandy terraces and Kimmeridgian marl, with each type of soil contributing its own qualities and creating a wine which has very particular characteristics on a terroir which does not. Their Pouilly-Fumé Cuvée Silex is quite superb, combining complexity and finesse, with a subtle nose of notes of honey, flowers and spices. The mouth is very marked by the soils, giving it a mineral taste and great freshness. It is a racy, very well-balanced, powerful, ample wine with very good development. The Pouilly-Fumé Coteau des Girarmes is remarkable, with notes of fresh fruit and lime-tree, a fleshy, aromatic wine which is ample, fruity and lasting in the mouth. A member of the Individual Wineries Federation.



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