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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. 



Family winegrowing since 4 generations. The estate assumes the very full management of 4 ha of Sauvignon, 4 ha of Pinot noir and 2 ha Pinot gris. The culture is made in a traditional way: ridging, débuttage, incorporation of natural manure. Traditional wine making, maturing of the wine on delicate lees, filtration on ground (not of joining). One finds all that in Reuilly Pinot noir 2010, of beautiful garnet-red, dense color with the nose as in mouth, combining smoothness and structure, with at the same time rich and silky tannins, with characteristic nuances finally where one finds raspberry, the violet and spices. Excellent 2010, fleshy, with currant surmûrie notes, supple and quite fullbodied, quite firm stop some, full and scented, of very good guard. Reuilly Sauvignon blanc 2012, traditional, is elegant, with the nose of pink and almond, a wine of mouth full and scented. Excellent rosé Pinot gris 2012, of brilliant robe, with the nose of citrus fruits and fresh white fruits, all in suppleness. Here is a great success with this Reuilly Pinot noir 2012, really attractive, with the overripe fruit and undergrowth connotations, a full, fleshy wine in mouth, with this slightly peppered and well stocked with game final, of promising evolution.


The Ampeau family have been skilled wine-growers for generations - for them, wine is a question of passion and an art. They sell only matured wines which are ready to be savoured - a sign of the respect they feel for their produce. Enchanting red wines - smooth, well-balanced, full-bodied in the mouth with lovely mellow tannins and lots of character and charm. Excellent length and aromatic complexity with notes of red fruit, spices and humus. The whites are aged to perfection with their excellent balance and strong typical character, intense, classical and very elegant. Enjoy their Meursault Perrières 82 which has aged nicely - intense, strong on character, very classical, a delicious wine which is ideal served with white meat in a cream sauce. Also the Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 79, very rich in the mouth with a lovely blend of structure and finesse, powerful on the palate, ageing delightfully. Also try the Pommard 79, with its bouquet of ripe fruit and humus, rich and complex, excellent in the mouth with a deep colour and well-balanced tannins. Or taste the Auxey-Duresses 88, smooth and dense in the mouth, the Volnay-Santenots 76, with subtle hints of humus, blackberry and spices, very aromatic, tasty in the mouth, fine and powerful all at the same time, matured to perfection.


In the family, we are vine growers of father as son and cultivate the vine with respect, since tens of years. Located in the middle of the gold triangle (Arbois, Saline-the-Bains and Poligny), our vines profit from a ground particularly favorable to the blooming of the type of vines Trousseau, Ploussard but also Savagnin and Chardonnay. We have habit to say that the wine resembles to the vine grower who vinifies them. Also, our passion remains intact and our 10 ha of vines are cultivated in fight reasoned in the respect of the ground. The grounds of red clay and argilo-sandy grounds with sandy stones allow the authentic type of vine culture. The pleasure that our wines get, is for us the best reward of our work. One sees it with this Vin Jaune 2005, manual grape harvest, pneumatic pressing, after a 20 hours washing, alcoholic fermentation engages of it even with indigenous yeasts. ? malolactic fermentation is carried out with natural bacteria. ? ageing is done under veil, out of barrel without ullaging approximately 7 years during which Savagnin will take the “yellow taste”. ? The wine is powerful with the dried fruit flavors, of silky, round mouth with an intensity scented well finally, for ageing great, to taste on a pheasant with the cream. Vin de Paille 2008 is collected at any beginning of vintage, by taking only one or two bunches per stock. ? They are transported in small cages without being packed. ? One 2nd team makes a new sorting for finally placing them on trays fitted latticework on in a barn. ? drying will last 3 to 5 months, allowing the grapes a dehydration of 70%. ? Thus, the bays concentrate out of sugar and flavors. After pressing of bays abounding in sugar, one obtains 15 to 18 must L for 100 kg of grape which then will ferment slowly, before aging out of barrels of oak during at least 2 to 3 years. Of course, that gives this harmonious wine, mature, with the white fruit flavors, with in mouth of the subtle honey notes, of gingerbread, rose and of crystallized lemon, of a great persistence, combining charms and structure.


Family property since the XVI ème century. Auberterie is a formation of the Early middle ages; the Pontallier family appears there in the texts since the delicate one of the XVI ème century. Old stronghold of Baronnie of Rivière in Duché de Fronsac, it joined Cubzagais starting from the French revolution. The buildings of estate go back to the XVIII and XIX ème century, the dwelling house was raised and finished in 1863. Marie Christine Pontallier are now helped by his children, Arnaud and Benoit, who imply themselves more and more. The Winegrowing of Laubertrie counts 15 hectares of vines, located on a plate argilo-limestone. The culture is traditional there, the wines are elaborate in our wine storehouses, in an artisanal way, while trying to respect the characters of the soil and of each vintage. The work of the ground privileges the mechanical processes and the natural putting under grass. The grape harvest is done manually. The produced wines are Bordeaux rouge, Bordeaux blanc and Bordeaux rosé and also Crémant de Bordeaux. The last vintages are characterized by an exceptional climatology. The wines powerful, fullbodied, are very marked by the fruit. Always at the top of its appellation with this Bordeaux rouge 2010, very well-balanced, with the nose of crystallized cherry and humus, very elegant structure, all in aromatic nuances, with a strong color, of excellent guard. The 2009, with the scents of violet and humus, with fleshy mouth, a coloured and dense wine, associates structure and roundness, with rich tannins, of garnet-red color. The Bordeaux blanc is of robe yellow pale, floral, harmonious, a wine which feels good apple and the hawthorn, of very good mouth. Nice Crémant de Bordeaux, with full and floral foam. Perfect for a halt in the vineyard, a list is available within the framework of the Gîtes de France (Bacchus lists).


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.


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