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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. 

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DOMAINE PICHARD


MADIRAN
A winegrowing of 12 ha (11 in red and one in white Pacherenc), on a ground thin, silico-argillaceous, very stony, where the southern exposure full to mid--slope makes it possible to obtain wines of very great quality. The vines are planted at the top of a slope, and it is the only winegrowing of madirannais to have the vines of only one holding. The thirty years planted grape varieties of average age are composed of 50% Tannat and 50% Cabernet franc, and for Blanc, primarily of Petit Manseng. One matures wines of tradition here, proposing a range of vintages over 10 years and more, which is very rare. Thus excite your papillae with Madiran Tradition 2009, combining aromatic concentration, roundness of tannins and persistence in mouth, with these notes of violet, leather and very characteristic blackcurrants, wine of a garnet-red, firm and typified color. The 2008 are complex and harmonious, with nuances being defined by raspberry aromas, of strawberry of wood, a wine of deep color to the purplished reflections, with full tannins, all in mouth, a fleshy wine, to open on lamb, for example. The cuvée Aimé 2009, very representative of this great vintage, with the nose present with notes of violet, liquorice and prune, a wine rich color, traditional and concentrated, combining smoothness and structure, full in mouth, of beautiful evolution. The 2008 very powerful and very aromatic, are still closed, fleshy, rich in bouquet as out of matter, all in mouth, with very well-balanced tannins, firm and very full. It there has still Madiran cuvée René 2007, rich color as out of matter, is fleshy, intense with the nose as in mouth, the overripe fruit scents, with very well-balanced tannins, a typified and quite fleshy wine, with the nuances of leather and blackberry finally, very promising. Beautiful 2006, matured very well out of barrels, a very tasty wine, of beautiful robe the steady, with pepper and blackcurrant nose, loose thanks to silky and powerful tannins at the same time, of excellent evolution. The 2005, with a strong color, of good base tannic, rich, with the connotations characteristic of prune and violet, are all in mouth, fleshy, quite fullbodied, with these quite attractive nuances of macerated fruits and humus. Pacherenc-of-Vic-Bilh the 2010 is delicious, of robe but pale, with scents floral and roasted with the nose, dense, very aromatic, all of structure and perfumes, harmonious.

DOMAINE DU CHALET POUILLY


POUILLY-FUISSE
Since more than one century already, the Plumet family lives in the village of Solutré-Pouilly located in the area of Mâconnais in Burgogne, France. The first vines were planted in 1850 - although it would seem that the origin of the family property goes back to 1774. Since wine knowledge as well as family know-how were transmitted from generation to generation. The Domaine du Chalet Pouilly is located at hillside and prevails the small hamlet of Pouilly in the middle of the Pouilly-Fuissé appellation. The 8.5 hectares are divided between 5 ha of “Pouilly-Fuisse”, 3 ha of “Saint-Véran” and 0.5 ha of “Mâcon-Solutré”. The average age of vines is of about forty years for Pouilly-Fuissé and about fifty years for Saint-Véran. Some are centenaries. Mâcon-Solutré was planted in 2010. The grounds are with prevalent argilo-limestone for Pouilly-Fuissé and limestone for Saint-Véran. In 1983, Henri Plumet transmitted his property to his daughter Marie-Agnès Plumet and her husband Bernard Leger. The Winegrowing proposes this Pouilly-Fuissé 2009, maturing in oak barrel for 18 months in the Bourguignonne tradition, presents a robe clear gold, with the nose delicate, heady, wooded, delicate, with the almond perfumes, white fruits, of lime, of mouth dense, full, which allures by its balance and its aromatic richness (wood, fruits, flowers) the whole carried by a generous matter. A success. It is necessary to know to be patient in order to benefit fully from the beneficial evolution of time. Pouilly-Fuissé 2005, maturing 18 months out of traditional barrels, is a wine with the complex nuances where the flowers prevail and smoked, harmonious, a full and fleshy wine in mouth. Pouilly-Fuissé, with the flowered bouquet, with notes of hazelnut and white peach, all in smoothness, regularly is successful.

CHATEAU FAMAEY


CAHORS
Château Famaey is a family company which works in a traditional spirit, combined with a modern infrastructure. The work of the vine and the maturing of the wine, guided by a philosophy based on the respect of nature, limit to the maximum the use of chemical additives to obtain the most natural possible wine. The setting out of bottle with the castle, in the respect of the soil, guarantees the authenticity of these single wines, with the excellent quality-price ratio. The soil is worked with a maximum of respect for nature in order to obtain the most natural possible product. The wine making is managed by our cellar master, Maarten Luyckx, who works in collaboration with a certified oenological laboratory. The maceration can vary according to our various vintages. The infrastructure is equipped with a thermoregulation system allowing us to control the temperature during this delicate phase. The wines thus obtained will be then directed towards our wine storehouse of storage to be, either matured in tanks envisaged for this purpose, or matured in barrels. We can store three harvests, times necessary to a good maturing for our Cahors A.O.C. certified wine. At least 40% of our Cahors wines are matured in oak barrels for a period of 12 to 24 months. The cellar has around 200 barrels of French oak selected at the best tonneliers (specialist hand-made oak barrel makers). Every year, a large part of the barrels is replaced with new ones. Cahors X, resulting from manual grape harvest, matured 24 months out of new barrels of oak with 70%, is a wine of intense color, with the spiced nuances, dense, all harmonizes some, rich with the nose with these notes of blackberry and humus, and the nuances of leather and prune in mouth. Cahors Malbec, of garnet-red color, with tannins quite present, rich in aromas, intense at the nose as in mouth, but all in roundness is concentrated.

CHATEAU FORTIA


CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
Authenticity, respect of Tradition, exceptional terroir... There, in the heart of Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, Baron Pierre Le Roy de Boiseaumarié has always been the reference. His descendants are strongly committed to keep alive such an heritage, in producing great and elegant wines. Château Fortia produces red as well white wines. Whites wines are usually blends of three varieties : Clairette (60%), Roussane (30%) and white Grenache (10%). The colour is a lovely gold pale tinged with green. It exhibits a delicate aroma of white flowers and honeysuckle. For the red wines Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre are blended in the way to amplify their strenghts. Usually Grenache is dominant, but biends can vary according to the quality of the grapes. Château Fortia’s red wines have a dense and deep red/purple-tinged colour. They are full-bodied, dense, stuctured. The nose offers up scents of plum, black and red berries, delicately spicy, with persistent flavour on the palate and long finish.

DOMAINE DE LA VALERIANE


COTES-DU-RHONE-VILLAGE SIGNARGUES
The Domaine de la Valériane is located at the south of the southernmost Côtes du Rhône, at the borders of Provence and Languedoc, on right bank of the Rhone. This family of vine growers, rooted in this ocher ground, reddened by iron oxide, with the rolled rollers polished by time, cultivates with care and know-how the vine on this soil of exception since 4 generations. Today, Valerie COLLOMB, oenologist will accommodate you in Domaine to make you share her passion of the wine, with her husband Michel COLLOMB itself vine grower owner of the Field of Alzan. This last will also make you discover his production of olive oil. “If you come to us, you will discover a small village vine grower: Domazan with the hollow of a valley where opens out on soft inclined slopes, in a typically southernmost landscape worked by the sun and the mistral. At the crossroads between Avignon, the papal city and the Roman aqueduct of Pont of Gard, you will discover this soil of exception devoted since 2005, by a Côtes du Rhône Village SIGNARGUES. The originality of our Domaine which extends on about forty hectares, lies in the existence of several tens of pieces disseminated on various sectors of the territory of SIGNARGUES. Thus, the variations of grounds and microclimate to the center even of the property, make it possible to produce a whole wine pallet to multiple savors and qualities: Côtes du Rhône white, rosé, red, our vintage Sélection Vieilles Vignes exit of our older pieces of more than 40 years and our Côtes du Rhône Village SIGNARGUES where all the heat and the power of our soil are expressed.



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