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Appellation par appellation, nous vous proposons une sélection des meilleurs propriétaires de France pour la typicité des vins, leur rapport qualité-prix-plaisir, l'expression de leur terroir et leur passion de vignerons. Une présentation attractive de leur propriété, de la qualité des millésimes, de leurs prix... et surtout la possibilité d'entrer directement en contact avec eux.

Alsace Languedoc
Beaujolais Provence
Bordeaux Roussillon
Bourgogne Savoie
Champagne Sud-Ouest
Corse Val-de-Loire
Jura Vallée-du-Rhône

A l'honneur


It is after studies of oenology that Caroline Bonnefoy moved to Valréas on the lands of the family property for more than a century. Since 2005, the Estate has expanded to reach 45 ha in Organic Agriculture, on 4 different appellations. Caroline is partnering with Gilles Phétisson «Domaine de Lumian», who manages the wine section, and she, who is dedicated to wine making. You can discover this Domaine Caroline Bonnefoy Rasteau organic red 2016, with a rich aromatic palette reminiscent of chocolate, game, with notes of candied cherry, spices, very appreciable on red meats and cheese. Domaine Caroline Bonnefoy Valréas organic red 2016 offers a dense mouth with fleshy but silky tannins, where griotte and redcurrant mix. It is a tasty and full-bodied wine that, with a little patience, should reveal its full potential. And finally the Domaine Lumian CDR organic red 2016, which develops an intense nose, marked by notes of small red fruits with stone, all in aromas, very well-bred, a distinguished and powerful wine at the same time, really successful.


In the south of Mont Brouilly, Sylvie Dufaitre-Genin, viticultrice, produced of Brouilly and Côte-de-Brouilly and cultivate with conviction her 11.60 ha of vines, type of vine Gamay black with white juice. It patiently matures its wine to obtain vintages worthy of its grandfathers vine growers, present at Odenas since 1752. The wine then takes its robe ruby and its aromas of red fruits and flowers in the cellar. The permanent attention and the passion of Sylvie Dufaitre-Genin make the remainder. “For several years, she specifies, the Crêt des Garanches has engaged in a respectful step of nature by removing the use of insecticides on its estate. In order to guarantee the good development of the vines of Gamay black to white juice which produces the wine of the winegrowing, it is the natural regulation of fauna and the local flora which fills its work. Every year, the vines, of a 40 years average of age, is gathered the grapes with the hand. Then these grapes are vinified according to the traditional method beaujolaise, which confers on Brouilly and Côte-de-Brouilly their so particular characters.” A reference, with this Côte-de-Bbrouilly 2017, Gamay World Gold Medals and in Mâcon, with these intense scents where dominate the well-ripe red berries (redcurrant, blackberry), firm and scented on the palate, with balanced tannins, a wine that combines structure and distinction, of excellent evolution. The Brouilly Cuvée Spéciale 2017, with its nose of ripe fruits and humus, with hints of raspberry and pepper, is dense and persistent, a success. As for Brouilly 2017, black Gamay mono grape variety with white juice, vines 40 years old on average, it is particularly tasty and finely bouqueté, with intense ruby colour, the nose of ripe red fruits (blackcurrant, cherry), with round tannins, a wine that is both powerful and supple, and 2018, in line, arrives on the market.


In 1970, the winegrowing is converted with the biological culture, the first applications of organic-dynamie beginning in 1981. Starting from harvest 1986, the Demeter mention is obtained, and, since harvest 2002, the wine is not stopped any more with cork but with capsules crowns in Inox, to avoid the organoleptic deviations (savors and aromas) caused by the stoppers cork. Wine making without any additive, manual grape harvest, indigenous yeasts, maturing on the lees during 9 months. You are always under the chame of this Muscat Steinert 2016, with a fruity mouth, sweet, finely bouqueté, a wine where richness is associated with distinction, to be served with an almond pie or a four-quarter with pink pralines. Beautiful Pinot Noir Strangenberg 2018, pure wine, without added sulphite, a success, rich and scented on the palate, with these subtle notes of candied plum, combining structure and velvety. All in charm, the Pinot Gris Grand Cru Vorbourg 2017, maceration, pure wine without added sulphite, develops a hint of freshness and a persistent fruity, of a pretty aromatic complexity with smoked nuances, of very bright colour. Remarkable Riesling Grand Cru Vorbourg 2016, with connotations of flowers, lemon and lily, dense and racy, well balanced in acidity, tasty mouth, a wine of very good evolution. Taste also the Bergweingarten 2017, pure Sylvaner, without added sulphite, unfiltered, that smells good grapefruit and peach, and this Gewurztraminer 2018, maceration, pure wine, no added sulfite, powerful and bouqueté, very attractive for its structure and density of aromas, dry and persistent in mouth, perfect on a grilled lobster or a poached hen sauce green.


Winegrowing of 23 ha, where one cultivates human heat with the same care that one brings to the vines, privileging fauna and the flora, “brooding them” to extract their quintessence and to let them from it express itself as well as possible, during a perfectly controlled and traditional maturing. These impassioned owners have indeed in heart to make discover subtleties of their environment, their soil and their work, so that each one of their bottle is a source of user-friendliness. Their daughter, Mathilde, work with them, her brother, Auguste, occupy more cellar. Since nearly 25 years, the Natter family is vivid by an Hmong team - originating in the mountains of the Laos - integrated into the culture of the wine. She impregnated single relation that these women and men maintain with the vegetable world. Together, they engage and take part in the installation of a protection of the local biodiversity. In 2005, the winegrowing gained the Trophy of the Best Very Small Exporter, at the time of the fiftieth anniversary of the club of the exporters of France. The agricultural regional Meeting decreed in Cécile and Henry the price of Honor for “atypical Vine growers”. The family has in heart to make discover subtleties of their soil, their environment, their work so that their bottles are this discrete bond between nature and themselves: source of marvellous user-friendliness. They delight us with the Sancerre cuvée François de la Grange 2016, lively and fine, good mouth with notes of linden, almond nose, all fruit, well typed. We are also under the spell with this white Sancerre 2018, from the terroir of the white lands, all in suavité, ample in mouth, very harmonious, a wine that smells hazelnuts and white peach, with a note of freshness very seductive on the palate. Taste the Sancerre red 2017, with hints of raspberry, a beautiful intense dress, very structured on the nose as well as on the palate. And still the formidable Sancerre rouge l'Enchantement 2015, vinification and ageing in oak barrels, purple in colour, with the nose dominated by strawberry and blackberry, rich and structured, of a nice finish, a classic wine, with mature but well-present tannins. Seductive Sancerre rosé, always the best of the appellation, with delicate fruity, with nuances of peach and small dried fruits, a wine very pleasant, dry and suave at the same time, which combines freshness with roundness, and a superb sparkling Secret of Anaëlle rosé, of great finesse, with a gourmet nose, crunchy in the mouth, very thirst-quenching in the final.


Here, one is vine growers since 5 generations (9 ha of vines). The work methods and of wine making remained traditional, with manual grape harvest, a long fermenting and a maturing in barrels of oak during 18 to 24 months. The Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux produces several appellations: Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Bourgogne-Passetoutgrain, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits white and Rouge; appellations villages, Vosne Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges, and appellations Nuits-Saint-Georges Premiers Crus Champs-Perdrix, Bousselots Rouge and Saint-Georges, in particular. The type of vines are the Pinot noir and Gamay (1/3-2/3) for Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, the Pinot noir for the remainder of the red appellations; Aligoté, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc for the appellations of white. Currently, it is exploited by Philippe and Claire Chezeaux, and their wines became references. The pleasure is indeed there, with this beautiful Nuits-Saint-Georges red Les Saint-Julien 2017, purple in colour, combining structure and distinction, with the characteristic nose where ripe fruit, humus and pepper can be seen, all in the mouth. Pleasant Nuits-Saint-Georges red Premier Cru Aux Champs Perdrix 2017, complete, scented on the nose as in mouth (strawberry, violet, humus), intense purple color, rich tannins, blends power and finesse, we continue with the Nuits-Saint-Georges red Premier Cru Les Bousselots 2017, beautiful color garnet, finely scented (raspberry, spices), beautiful structure, ample and fine, full-bodied on the palate, with a very nice finish with notes of smoky and strawberry from the overripened woods. Very successful the Nuits-Saint-Georges red Premier Cru Les Crots 2017, has a beautiful intense red hue, the nose marked by aromas of blackberry and liquorice, a ample wine, very persistent in mouth, complete. Discover also the Nuits-Saint-Georges red Premier Cru Les Porets 2017, intense red hue, with a nose marked by aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry, with this characteristic truffle shade. And to finish, there is this Nuits-Saint-Georges red Premier Cru Les Saint-Georges 2017, deep, rich and complete dress with notes of liquorice and blackcurrant, it is full-bodied, ample, with silky tannins but very structured, guard.

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