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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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SCEV CHAMPAGNE MICHEL ARNOULD ET FILS


VERZENAY
The origins vigneronnes of the Arnould family go up at the end of last century. At the time, the Lefevre grandfathers exploit vines located on the soil Great wine of Verzenay, the grapes being sold at the large Country cottages. The first bottles were marketed in the Thirties. With beginning of the year 60, the little girl of the family Lefevre get maried with Michel Arnould and create together their own brand “Michel Arnould”. In 1972, they begin export in England. Today, their son Patrick and their son-in-law develops the mark in a large number of countries. The vineyard of 12 ha is led in reasoned fight, in the respect of the environment. Maison proposes to you this superb Champagne Grand Cru millésime 2010, where the ripe fruits and the small dried fruits dominate, all in aromatic persistence, of fine foam, an intense vintage, of beautiful yellow color scented with amber, with the ripe apple and hazel nut notes in mouth. The cuvée Mémoire de Vignes Grand Cru 2011 does not have anything to envy to him, mixing richness aromatic and persistence in mouth, complete, with connotations of flowers and toast, fine and fruity foam, a beautiful width to the palate, to lead to a fish pâté or a lemon-flavoured trout in curlpaper. The Tradition Grand Cru Blanc de noirs, is particularly typified, of fine and persistent foam, of a beautiful complexity in mouth, all into fruity and smoothness, Champagne proportioned very well, full, which feels good the toast, apricot and the fresh flowers. The B 50 Grand cru Millésime 2007, delicate but rich, with hazel nut and pear scents, combines smoothness and fruity, with this balanced nervousness, of good mouth, with the notes of lime and quince finally. The cuvée Extra Brut Grand Cru, a pure only one year black Pinot with wine 20% of reserve, not of liquor of discharging, is all in aromatic persistence (almond, fishing, lemon, Narcisse…), Champagne all in nervousness, very balanced, harmonious in mouth, distinguished, all in subtlety, of gilded color. One continues with this brut Réserve Grand Cru, assembly with equal shares of black Pinot and of Chardonnay, which has a ripe apple nose and a suave mouth, powerful and complex, where enters itself mix with the palate the fruits, the heather and the flowers fresh, brut Carte d' Or, of fine and persistent bubbles, beautiful color, of good structure, dense and is scented, with the floral notes (lily, broom) subtle, of a very pretty final, and the brut rosé Grand Cru, which has a nose where the rose and the quince dominate, subtle, of a great persistence with nuances of raspberry.

DOMAINE DU CLOS DU FIEF


JULIENAS
From father to son since four generations. The domain 17 ha all in all extends over 7 ha of Juliénas, 1 ha of Saint-Amour and 5 ha of Beaujolais-Villages, the whole resulting from the black vine Gamay with white juice. The exploitation contains 1 ha of white Beaujolais-Villages stemming from some Chardonnay on the municipality of Saint-Verand in Saône-et-Loire with in parallel the development of the Cremant de Bourgogne. 1,5ha in more in Chénas and 1,5ha in more in Moulin-à-Vent with Sylvain's arrival. Different wine making according to vineyards and naming. Traditional, semi-carbonic for Juliénas, hat immersed for the Saint-Amour. Francis Tête, cooper, manager of cellar, created the exploitation to transmit on her then to his son Raymond, pioneer of the direct sale in bottles in the property. Since 1980, Michel and Françoise developed the company and established, in 1988, the Closed of the Fief. Today on the domain, two generations mix. In 2015, Sylvain joins the domain after a training in vine growing and oenology with numerous training courses in various wine-making exploitations(operations). Discovery of the Australian vineyard, with work experience on the domain First Creek (Hunter Valley). Fort of its experience, and of these five years of wine making in the side of his father, creation of the company Michel and Sylvain Tête in 2015. It is a new breath in the management of the domain, to adapt itself to this wine-making world in change, but while respecting the tradition and the soil. They can be proud of their Juliénas cuvée Prestige 2016, argilo-siliceous ground, a wine allying flexibility and aromatic intensity, very harmonious and very well-balanced, everything in aromas and delicacy in finale, possessing a real potential of evolution, very typified. The Juliénas Tête de Cuvée 2015, when dominate cooked fruits and violet, everything structures it, mixes delicacy and carpenters, of powerful mouth, wine for ageing as gives evidence of the 2012, in the notes of ripe fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry) and of liquorice, of powerful mouth, an enriched and very delicious wine. Excellent Juliénas 2016, of full and rich mouth, in the complex nuances of fruits of the forest and stone fruits, spiced, is powerful and delicious. The Saint-Amour Capitans on 2017, allying flexibility and structure, in the nuances of black fruits and spices, is charming and very classic, when the Saint-Amour The Exception 2015, colored and perfumed (blackberry, Morello cherry and violet), powerful in the nose as in mouth. Enjoy white Beaujolais-Villages Fleur de Chardonnay 2017, classic and perfumed, the characteristic nose of fresh pear, lime tree and of almond, which allies curvature and nervousness, to result as well in the apéritif as in a bouquet of scampis, Beaujolais-Villages rosé 2016, everything in fruity, and Beaujolais-Villages 2017, perfumed (fresh fruit, humus), which develops scale and curvature.

H. DARTIGALONGUE ET FILS


ARMAGNAC
It is in 1838 pennies Louis Philippe, that Pascal DARTIGALONGUE originating in Saint Lannes close to Madiran settled in Nogaro in the Gers and founded its House of trade of Armagnac which is still ours. In 1969, Pierre Dartigalongue installed its distilling with Salles d ' Armagnac. Since, five generations followed one another to ensure and perennialize “the oldest house of the Armagnac”. Producer, distiller and stockbreeder, installed in the area of best believed of this brandy seven times centenary, Dartigalongue is specialized in the very old Bas Armagnacs, products selected and matured according to the ancestral tradition. It offers this single Eau de Vie, declined in credits or vintages, in luxurious and personalized presentations. The house holds in its old original wine storehouses a very important range of old Armagnacs Millésimés, growing old and improving in barrels in oak of the country under the permanent control of the Master of wine storehouse which supervises the evolution and carries out of it various handling of transfer and ventilation. In addition, following meticulous research and tastings, certain vintages are assembled in order to create “special vintages” giving rise to traditional assemblies such V.S.O.P., OUT OF OLD, or to “15 YEARS of OLD”,” 25 YEARS”…, thus to celebrate the 170ème birthday of the creation of the house an exceptional assembly of 70% of 1974 and 30% of 1976, was carried out under the denomination Cuvée Louis-Philippe 42%,70 Cl. (Carafe) (king of the French in 1838). Remarkable Bas-Armagnac cuvée Louis-Philippe (70% of 1974 and 30% of 1976), with the nuances of rancio and spices, very floral, at the same time dry and suave, very persistent with the palate. Also discover this 25 years Bas-Armagnac, assembly of several Armagnac of which young person is at least 25 years old, elegant, with these cocoa and dry fig connotations, slightly fume, of a great consistency in mouth, very scented (nut, prune), of a long final.

CHATEAU DU COING DE SAINT FIACRE


MUSCADET
Château du Coing de Saint-Fiacre is located at the confluence of Sèvre and Maine. The property includes 42 ha of vines on exposed slopes of 14% full south. It is a historical property of the Nantes vineyard it existed in the Middle Ages, it was altered at the 18th century in 1756 then with 19th in 1810. The outhouses built into 1810 are of pure style Italian (known as clissonnais) with génoises and very typical windows géminées of the Nantes vineyard. Château du Coing was particularly invested in the installation of the communal vintages, in particular Monnières - Saint-Fiacre and Gorges. These wines correspond to precise specifications with a control in June of the INAO in the vines so that the yield does not exceed by 45 hl/ha. The wine is subjected to two tastings before having the possibility of putting it on the market, the wine must also to stay at least two years on its lees. in the case of Château du Coing de Saint-Fiacre 2004 and 2005, the wine stayed five years on its lees. The work of the ground and this communal method of wine making “believed” gave its noble letters to the appellation Muscadet Sèvre and Maine. The Castle innovated, in 2009 with a wine making in late grape harvest called “Audace of Coing”. The grapes are gathered the grapes in on-maturity with the hand, one obtains a sweet wine with honey savor with a residual sugar of 50 G/liter. Vintage 2008: the vineyard underwent freezing, the yields were of 30 hl/ha on average. The wines have aromas concentrated with a beautiful minerality. Vintage 2009: very floral with a beautiful balance and a length in mouth. The yield was of 50 hl/ha. The vine suffered a little from the lack of water during the summer. Very homogeneous vintage in quality for the various vintages. Vintage 2010: this vintage is one vintage exceptional, the wines are full, full with a very beautiful structure, an yield of 50 hl/ha. One of best the vintage of the decade.

CHATEAU DE FONTCREUSE


CASSIS
Château de FONTCREUSE is an elegant masonry whose construction was completed in 1700. In this beginning of XVIIIe century, the residence profited from running water what was extremely rare at the time. Water came from underground sources which fed a gallery dug under the hill which provided out of water the Winegrowing and its dependences, which gave its Nom to Château “FONTCREUSE”. The property extends on 34 hectares of which 31 hectares are planted, 16 hectares for the wine White de Cassis, 9 hectares for the wine Rosé de Cassis and 6 hectares for the wine Red. It should be recalled that the color of reference for the Cassis appellation is before all Blanc; rare and single product in an area Provence accustomed to produce the Rosé one. For Blanc, the vintage 2011 is resulting mainly from Marsanne (60%), which brings delicate aromas, smoothness, the fleshy one and length in mouth, of Clairette (15%), which gives freshness as for Ugni Blanc (25%), it brings this delicate key of acidity essential to balance. The Rosé one at majority base of Grenache (80%) associated with Cinsault (20%) gives a wine of elegant nature with fullness and red fruit. You will be able to discover this Cassis blanc 2011, really superb, floral, suave, complex, all in aromatic persistence where delicate nuances of peach and pink are detected. The 2010 dense and are scented, fresh and suave at the same time, a very nice wine which releases from subtle aromas of almond and lime, all in harmony, of a full and floral final. The 2009 are very elegant, with the notes characteristic of hazel nut, a wine of beautiful robe, farm and suave mouth, very persistent, all in harmony, of a nice smoothness, all in distinction and richness at the same time. Taste Cassis rosé 2011, all in roundness, with the nose of small dried fruits (apricot), all in freshness, charmer.



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