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Family property since four generations, Château Pont Les Moines is located at the north of Bordeaux, in the area of Blayais, and extends on the commune of Civrac de Blaye. Vineyard of a surface of 29 ha, on ground argilo-limestone, where the vines have an average age 15 years. Traditional planted grape varieties of this area (70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon), which produces coloured wines, robust and rounds in mouth. The wine making is traditional, with long fermentings and a maturing out of tanks during 14 month. You will love this superb Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux red 2016 Bio, it is a beautiful deep red, persistent nose, with connotations of humus and well ripe black berries, all in tannic finesse, ample and good structure. The 2015, pure Merlot, of structured mouth, of a beautiful harmony, is a wine with aromas of spices and black fruits, well balanced and generous, all in color and material, notes of undergrowth and currant on the palate, ample mouth and fondue. Excellent 2014, of sustained colour, a fleshy and fatty wine, with a complex and subtle nose at the same time, dominated by cherry, soft tannic base and very balanced. All in charm, the Bordeaux Blanc 2018, with nuances of fern and apple on the palate, is a pretty round, smooth and persistent. Discover also their Bordeaux Supérieur Château Bran de Compostelle cuvée Louisa Bio 2016, aged in 12-month oak barrels, including 1/3 of new barrels, traditional vinification with long cuvaison (vines 25 years on average, Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon on clay-limestone soil), with an intense nose where ripe fruit and humus mingle, it is a full-bodied wine, with present and tasty tannins, very well raised, combining power and finesse, of guard.


The choice of organic farming was obvious for this passionate veterinarian practicing osteopathy, passionate about alternative and complementary medicine, creator in 1999 of the Biological and Craft Fair of Libourne, who embarked on the adventure in 2004 with 2, 53 ha of vines planted on two slopes facing north-south for the Merlots (85%) and east-west for the Cabernets-Sauvignon (15%), then 84 ares in 2015, to reach 3.37 ha. The plots are of different ages: 25, 35 and 55 years. Manual and friendly harvesting, sorting on the vine and on the table at the entrance to the cellar, vinification without the addition of yeast, aging in vats and barrels. Biodynamic Demeter certification since 2016. - Cultivation: the rows of vines, one out of two grassy, ​​hedges, allow auxiliary fauna and flora. Pruning is mostly double guyot with two astes with 8 buds per vine. The rows are worked under the feet. The intercores are eliminated. The stripping is done on the side of the rising sun. The vine is accompanied by biodynamic preparations, herbal teas, and a minimum of copper and sulfur. - Vinification: fermentation is natural without the addition of yeast. A hot post-fermentation maceration is generally used. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally, sometimes late in vats or barrels. The aging is carried out partly in vats and partly in barrels. Bottling is carried out without filtration (or almost). “My primary objective, says Jean-François Moniot, is to produce a wine that I like and that I can enjoy sharing with friends. My line of conduct is learning and respecting a terroir and a place, to produce a sincere and authentic wine.” Beautiful Bordeaux Supérieur red 2017, subtle and supple, persistent on the palate with characteristic smoky nuances, all in the mouth, with balanced tannins (€15). The 2016 is quite fleshy as it should be, with a rich nose dominated by ripe black berries, all in harmony, a wine with silky and tasty tannins, with excellent evolution. The 2015, silver medal Concours International des Vins Biologiques Paris 2018, is a colorful wine, with persistent aromas of ripe red berries and a touch of cinnamon, with supple and very balanced tannins (€15). The 2014, with a lot of structure, is all in the mouth, well balanced, with a nose of violet, candied cherry and humus, very elegant structure, very good aging as evidenced by this 2012, classic of this vintage that the 'we tend to forget, colorful and very fleshy, with a melted and fragrant mouthfeel in which notes of very ripe small red fruits with pits intertwine, which tastes very well today, for example, with beef with peppers (12 €). And finally this Bordeaux Supérieur red Divin 2016, with a nose dominated by prunes, very fragrant, very balanced, with round but very present tannins, ample and very persistent on the palate (€15).


Thanks to the patient reconstruction work carried out by Françoise and Henri Lévêque over the last 40 years, Château de Chantegrive has become a superb vineyard with excellent soils composed of a mixture of pebbles and fine sand on a clay-limestone structure. The vines are over 30 years old and are mostly planted on south-facing terraces and hilltops which provide excellent exposure to the sun and good ventilation - ideal for making quality wines. Château Chantegrive is managed by a pleasant family who are devoted to their profession, take the greatest care in their work and are attentive to the customer and the quality of the wines produced. "We like to produce elegant, top-quality wines with strong local character", says Françoise Lévêque. Their Caroline is a prestigious wine. We are quickly charmed by this rich, intense wine, matured in new barrels, with its lovely golden colour and intense, elegant nose of vanilla, fresh butter, lemon, griled almond and lime. The wine is smooth with a clean attack in the mouth dominated by fruit and flesh.


At the 17th century, it was of good tone that a noble, notable or easy family has a winegrowing into of Bordeaux and makes there plant a vineyard. François de Chadirac creates his winegrowing with Vertheuil, it is famous for his Uranie novel and Lucidor, his son Jean, Conseiller with the marble table of Louis XV, succeeds to him after a tumultuous youth, and is withdrawn in Souley. The Castle knew a brilliant period at the XIXe century, because its planted vineyard of stocks centenaries and moussus, caused curiosity. The modern history of the Château Le Souley Sainte Croix, merges with that of the Riffaud family. In 1959 whereas the winegrowing is with the abandonment, its vineyard sold with pulling up, Denise and Paul Riffaud buy it and decide to return its gloss of antan to him, because since the XVIIe century, and the first plantation, with approximately of 1616, the winegrowing knew periods of large prosperity, but also of the moments of lapse of memory. For now 50 years the very whole Riffaud family, has devoted her time, the property incomes and especially her passion inébranlable, for first of all making reappear, then to protect the winegrowing. Paul and his Jean son replanted the vineyard on a territory of 25 ha. Today, Paul and Denise died, but the vineyard constitutes a powerful bond between all; Jean and his Marie-Jose wife manage the winegrowing, Frederic the oldest son occupies the function of Master of wine storehouse, Vincent, the junior has in load the material and the maintenance of the buildings, Jean-Baptiste the small last reigns as a Master on the vines. You will find this family osmosis in their wines. Souley strikes with your door. Open the all large one and let enter it, it will bead you of his vine and its wine. Do not deny that the wine is the product of a magic plant, known of the men since highest antiquity, containing substances with the unknown virtues. We are only vine growers, we know only to look after vine and wine. Their Haut-Médoc 2017 is a very pleasant and elegant wine of a classic structure with soft tannins, it develops powerful aromas of black fruit, a very robust wine, both rich and supple, of a beautiful finish with notes of blackcurrant, prune and spices, already pleasant in its youth but with potential.


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. Discover this Lalande-de-Pomerol cuvée Reine 2016, really superb, dense and well fleshy, which combines color and structure, with these characteristic notes of cherry and humus, robust, with mature tannins, powerful and tasty mouth, and excellent guard. It is the same for its 2015, with the nose of ripe cherry, with scents of currant and leather, is a generous and harmonious wine, of intense carmine color, and develops a persistent mouth with these notes of spices and blueberry, with nuances of smoke. The 2014, has aromas of macerated fruit and spices, a beautiful shade of garnet, a dense wine on the nose as in mouth, combining finesse and framing, with tannins both rich and silky, of excellent evolution. Beautiful 2012, with a deep ruby colour, a very harmonious wine, with a nose of raspberry and violet and a hint of spices, fleshy on the palate. The 2011, ample and rich on the nose as in the mouth, is of a beautiful balance, fat, with melted tannins, where marry the cherry and humus, a very nice wine. Superb 2010, with notes of ripe red fruit (blackcurrant) and sweet spices (cinnamon), well fleshy, of great intensity, with tasty and powerful tannins at the same time, and is enjoyed on a saddle of lamb with tarragon blinis or mushroom goose.


Vineyard of 28 ha, located around the castle, benefiting from a southern exposure and which belongs for 6 generations to the family, The wine comes from manual harvest. The vineyards, very old, are planted on hillsides that overlook the Garonne, in a clay-limestone terroir. It was in 1964 that Marc Ducau, after having assisted his father from the age of 14, became the owner of the Château. In 1986, he proposed to his nephew, Daniel Sanfourche, to join him. Daniel became manager of the company in 1995. Marie-Laurence, his wife, joined him in 1991 to take over the commercial and administrative part of the company. In 2014, their son Nicolas, joined the family business. Suave and superb Loupiac 2017, very fine, of a refined structure, it is a beautiful wine very balanced, very persistent, with nuances of peach, lime and toasted bread, of guard.


Château La Galiane owes its name to Galian, an English general who commanded his troops here during their occupation of Aquitaine in the 15th century. This has been a family estate for several generations and has a surface area of 5 hectares planted with 45 % Merlot, 50 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, a combination which gives that perfect, classical balance which is so typical of the Margaux appellation. The vineyard is planted on slopes with fine gravel soils. These wine-growers from father to son produce La Galiane wines with a lovely ruby-red colour and a fine bouquet, very harmonious and smooth in the mouth. The tannins are fine and elegant and the wines have good ageing capacity. Les autres Domaines en vidéo sont sur Vinovox Château Charmant has 5 hectares of vines which are a hundred years old and planted on fine gravel soils with lots of pebbles which are ploughed. Harvesting is done by hand and the vatting process is long in order to extract all the aromas before maturing the wine in barrels for 12 months. Château Charmant produces an aromatic wine with good colour, very complex and elegant, perfectly balanced, well-structured and supple at the same time and opening out delightfully with age.


Jacques Le Failler and Alain L'Helguen, Brest entrepreneurs and friends for more than 15 years, took over the Château Jura Plaisance in April 2015. Since then, they have made every effort to reveal the potential of this property. "We are taking reasoned action," explains Alain Germon, crop manager, without overdosing the treatment product and working the soil to avoid settlement and not pollute with weeding products. Pruning is done in simple guyot to achieve a correct quality and performance. We strip the grapes to allow them to have a good maturity before picking them.” The Montagne Saint-Emilion 2016, is a wine of a beautiful density, aromatic expressive on the fruit, accompanied by a light noted oaky, which sublimes the fruity character. The mouth is compact but already affordable. This is a marker of the great vintages and the ability of the wine to age. Creamy and powerful finish… the evolution is harmonious and fresh. 2016 in Jura Plaisance has everything of a great. The 2017 vintage was marked by a severe spring frost, but also by a hot summer and especially a very long Indian summer. The 2017 Château Jura Plaisance has the DNA of this vintage with a fruity profile of small black fruits slightly spicy, a fresh and balanced mouth with racy tannins. The 2018 has a powerful nose of black fruits, cherries and blackcurrants, strawberry jam from the woods, all embellished by a breeding emphasizing elegance and respect for the fruit. On the palate, the wine is round, generous, with suave tannins, borne by notes of red fruits like the Napoleon cherry, raised by a touch of pepper and peanut.


These likeable owners brood their vineyard of 6 ha crashed on croups and tray of argilo-calcareous structure and whose vines are 35 years old. The type of vines Merlot (65%), Cabernet franc (25%) and Cabernet-Sauvignon (10%) are associated with this soil argilo-limestone and meticulous care (stripping, grapes sorted before picking off, long macerations, breeding out of barrels, of which 1/3 is renewed each year…). We are always at the top with their superb Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion 2016, a warm wine, dense, of distinguished mouth, very well full-bodied and balanced, fragrant (cherry, humus...), which combines aromatic concentration, fineness of the tannins and structure on the palate, with a delicious peppery finish. The 2015, fleshy and oily, with a complex and subtle nose at the same time, dominated by the macerated cherry, with these persistent notes of smoke, ripe cherry and pepper on the palate, with ample tannins, a complete wine, also custard. Taste their Moulin Saint-Clair 2016, fragrant, sturdy mouth, with hints of undergrowth and ripe cherry, ample mouth and fondue, a charming wine, that goes perfectly with grilled quails or spaghetti with bolognese.


Nicole Roskam Brunot, her sons and daughters-in-law enthusiastically trace the edges of future vintages of the vineyard and cellars. Four generations of a beautiful family history and 80 years at the head of Château Cantenac! At the estate, you can discover the wines of their estates during a tasting or the vineyard by the glass during a tasting visit in their company. A beautiful moment of sharing and discovery! “Wine tourism, a family story. We were delighted to receive our many French and international visitors, charmed by our wines, classified landscapes and a privileged welcome. For 2021, we received the Traveler’s Choice Award from Trip Advisor, proof of our passion to welcome you in all circumstances!” The great events of Saint Emilion are just as many reasons to visit them. The city is indeed a World Heritage Site for its “Cultural Landscapes”. Superb Saint-Émilion GC 2020, 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet franc, aged 12 months in Bordeaux barrels including 40% new wood, with this complex nose where redcurrant and humus dominate, mixing power and finesse, a full-bodied wine, very fragrant, spicy as it should be, very fleshy, of guard, of a beautiful length in mouth, it is one of the greatest successes of the property! In line, their 2019, very aromatic, it is well balanced, with the connotations of macerated raspberry, a very nice concentration in the mouth, with tasty tannins, subtly peppery mouth. The 2018, intense color, fragrant (cassis, smoked), a nice persistent finish, slightly spicy, a wine all in the mouth, which combines breadth and distinction, typified. The Saint-Émilion GC Château Cantenac Selection Madame 2020, 95% selection of Merlot and 5% Cabernets, 12 months in Bordeaux barrels, nose dominated by redcurrant and pepper, fleshy, with melted tannins, fragrant mouth with notes of blueberry and spices, ample and velvety, a wine that continues its evolution. The 2019, classic palate, combines a real frame with a nice roundness, fragrant palate (blackberry, humus…), a beautiful finish. The 2018, with the scents of blackberry and spices, is very harmonious, with a framework that is both powerful and tasty, of guard.


Located to the north of Saint-Emilion, "Clos Trimoulet" is a family estate on which the ancestral skills have been handed down over five generations now. Guy Appollot and his two sons, Alain et Joël, have managed to preseve this heritage, whilst combining it with the most modern of techniques. The estate is divided into several plots of vines with clay and sandy soils which give the wine structure, longevity and finesse. The grapes are picked when they are perfectly ripe and undergo a long vatting process which extracts as many tannins as possible. The result is that "Clos Trimoulet" is an excellent wine for laying down. All the production is bottled on the estate after 18 months of maturing in oak barrels. The Domaine is HVE level 3 certified. It is always a real pleasure to open their Saint-Emilion GC 2016, a beautiful ruby color, which presents aromas of truffle, red fruit macerated. On the palate, the attack is frank, supple, tasty, of a beautiful amplitude, perfectly balanced. The 2015, Gold Medal, very fragrant (humus, ripe cherry), combining color and material, very good mouth, connotations of blackcurrant and black pepper, of a nice finish finely spicy, it is a wine of excellent evolution. The 2014 Gold Medal, with a delicate nose, combining power and finesse, a beautiful deep purple colour, shades of violet and truffle, a great harmony, severe, generous to the taste buds. The 2013, Bordeaux Silver Medal, is tasted perfectly, deep ruby colour, generous, a wine persistent on the nose as in the mouth, all finesse, fine tannins, connotations of ripe blackcurrant and truffle in the final. The 2012 Bordeaux Gold Medal, colorful and very fragrant, with a nice concentration in the mouth, has notes of red fruits and liquorice, a well fleshy wine, with silky tannins but very rich. The 2011, also Gold Medal Bordeaux, is excellent, fragrant (humus, cherry, blackberry), all in mouth, with ample tannins, complex nose (violet, strawberry of the woods), is very warm. Superb 2010 (silver medal), a wine of a very beautiful concentration, very elegant and a beautiful finesse, with aromas of very ripe fruits (black fruits), it is really balance and finesse that dominate.


The Château Macquin extends on a surface from 30 hectares planted to 80% from Merlots, 10% of Cabernets-sauvignon and 10% of Cabernets-francs. Its grounds are argilo-limestones and its remarkable soil by its exposure and its composition enabling him to produce wines more estimated often than much of grand crus of Saint-Emilion. The vineyard counts 5500 vines to the hectare whose Middle Age varies from 15 to 60 years. It is enherbé in the middle of the row to decrease the production and to increase the quality of the grounds by developing the natural humus. The vat which goes back to 1885 was entirely refitted in the Eighties. While preserving the tanks in oak, doubled stainless, Denis Corre-Macquin made build a fermenting room half stainless steel, half concrete. The temperatures of fermentation are controlled by a system of automated thermoregulation and the wine making supervised by two famous oenologists. Denis Corre-Macquin grants an interest very particular to the culture of the vine; an ecological and constant interest which is the first and essential link, in its eyes, for the development of a grand cru. Today, it is too often forgotten that the excellence of a wine starts with a healthy and opened out vine. In order to still improve quality of our production, the grape harvest is carried out with the machine since 1980. Because while precisely choosing the start date of the grape harvest of each piece and while adapting the collecting to pluviometry, the grape arrives at the vat as soon as possible, in a perfect state of maturity. It is then sorted on two sort tables before being put out of tank. After a long maceration, the wine past and is put out of tank then out of barrels. The wine storehouse shelters 246 barrels of oak replaced per third every year. The wine rests from twelve to ten eight months out of barrels before being bottled where it will wait at least ten years to be tasted with its apogee.

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