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Bache-Gabrielsen

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Thomas BACHE-GABRIELSEN left his home country Norway at the age of 21 to live in Cognac. In 1905 he set up his Cognac business.


Over the years and from father to son, each of the four generations has made their individual mark in the history of a very successful Cognac House. Known for its uncompromising quality and dedicationto tradition, Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac represents an authentic expression of the region’s terroir and history.


Led today by Hervé Bache-Gabrielsen, the brand is recognized for its innovation within the cognac category. Master Blender Jean-Philippe Bergier is working closely with the vineyards, distilleries and cooperage partners. Maison Bache-Gabrielsen is constantly looking to perfect its expertise.

Champagne Baron Albert

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 BARON SISTERS’ WORLD

Champagne Baron Albert is a modern fable involving three founding generations in the House history. First, Albert and his wife Beatrice, who, at the initiative of the first Champagnes of the House, were following a long line of winemakers.

Then Albert's sons: Gilbert, Gervais and Claude, who pursued the large-scale project designed by Albert. Brilliantly, they passed on an important wine estate to Claire, Lise and Aline: Claude’s daughters.

From the first hectare to the current 55, the family has always followed this moral: to join our forces to grow stronger. And a closer look at this family House greatness allows us to see the infinite work currently continued by the heiresses of Albert Baron. 

Champagne Paul-Marie Bertrand

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The Bertrand family has been bound to the champagne business for several generations.

The village of Bagneux la Fossewas love at first sight for Paul-Marie: he acquired plots of land with the best of south and southwest exposures. He settled in the village in 1971, acquired wine presses and cellars and soon produced his first champagnes.

Bagneux la Fosse, which is part of the undulating landscape of the Côte des Bar, is surrounded by a large number of slopes widely exposed to the heat of the sun and is located on the Route of Champagne in the canton of Les Riceys.

The assemblages are of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the two regions of the Côte des Bar and the Marne Valley with flowers composing a bouquet of aromas. Three types of containers are used: stainless steel for maturating, enamel and oak barrels for ageing.

In 2006, Paul-Marie hands over the reins to one of his sons, Etienne, curious of the history of the Champagne winegrowing region and committed to promoting it. The family adventure continues…

Champagne Boizel

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​This is one of the paradoxes of Champagne: vines planted on hillsides in poor, chalky soil and subsoil, exposed to a northern climate with alternating oceanic and continental influences, produce here high quality grapes remarkable for their outstanding finesse. 

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Champagne Delavenne

Four generations of our family have been striving to convey their love for wine and vine, by making champagne which is certain to perpetuate its name for a long time.

Our family estate is located in Bouzy, a delightful winegrowers' village located on the south slopes of the Mountain of Reims, between Reims and Epernay, the capital of Champagne.

The Bouzy terroir has been classified as a Grand Cru since 1895 - a token of its quality.

We are récoltants-manipulants. This is a classification for Champagne producers who only vinify, make and market champagne from their own grapes. It is recognisable by the RM mention on the label.

This classification, a sign of our independence, enables us to control every stage of the production, as well as the quality of our champagnes.

All of our estate is classified as a Grand Cru. We do not perform malolactic fermentation and we let our wines evolve in vats as naturally as possible.

Finally, our champagnes age in our natural cellars, carved out of the local chalk, for a minimum of three years - longer for vintage cuvées. 

All these efforts are rewarded by obtaining high quality champagnes, more crisp and more fruity, which age better and clearly express the typicity of their terroir.

Champagne Francis Orban

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Our beautiful love story with Champagne began four generations ago in 1929. 

Our vineyard lies in the heart of the Marne Valley, the birthplace of champagne, 15km from Epernay, champagne’s capital city.

The village is atypical from several points of view, enjoying ideal exposure and sunshine, exceptional clay-limestone soil and a perfect microclimate to grow Pinot Meunier, our vineyard’s flagship grape variety.

Francis Oban was born in 1980 in the former “Coronation” city of Reims. With both his parents being Champagne growers, it was only natural that he took the ideal training path, studying oenology and viticulture.

On completing his course in 1999, Francis joined the family business to perfect his knowledge and contribute what he had learned during his studies.

In 2007, he decided to produce his own brand of Champagne, the fruit of his inherited family expertise and his own experience. The story continues…

Champagne Jacquart

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​The identity of our House is profoundly rooted in the land of Champagne, in its hilly landscapes, its chalk and its villages.

 

Young as it may be in Champagne history terms, thanks to its 1,800 winegrowers, Jacquart boasts a terroir as vast as it is unique, covering 2,400 ha, to shape its wines with a very contemporary elegance.

 

For over 10 years, the Alliance Champagne Group has been committed to sustainable vinegrowing, an innovation in Champagne.  

Champagne Pertois-LeBrun

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A family-owned estate, two brothers in Cramant, Clément and Antoine, representatives of the 5th generation of winegrowers.

Before being the story of two brothers, Pertois-Lebrun is that of several generations of men and women winegrowers and champagne makers, who have been closely linked to the Côte des Blancs since the beginning of the 1900s. The story of Pertois-Lebrun Champagne really began in 1955 with our grandparents Paul Pertois, a winegrower in Cramant, and Françoise Lebrun, a winegrower in Mesnil-sur-Oger. They were the founders of our family winery.

Our 9.5-hectare vineyard are spread within Cramant, Le Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Chouilly, Oger and Oiry, the five villages classed as Grand Cru in the prestigious Côte des Blancs.

We use eco-responsible winegrowing techniques, giving priority to the life of the plant and the microbiological composition of our soils.

Our vineyard has been certified Haute Valeur Environnementale and Viticulture Durable en Champagne since 2019.

Champagne Salmon

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Nothing does greater justice to the history of our house – spanning three generations in Chaumuzy – than the fragile wicker nacelle with an inflated sail.

 

Flying over Champagne in a hot-air balloon, as we like to do, anchors us down to this terroir. We take it to heart to express tradition and exception through the quality and finesse of our productions. Our family passion for traveling in hot-air balloons is akin to that which makes us gather in the vineyards, around the great grape press and in the cellars where we elaborate the cuvées of the house Salmon.

Château BeauBois

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Château BeauBois, take origin to the XIII Century.The Cistercian monks of the Franquevaux Abbey had discovered a fabulous terroir , they cleared the forest for implanting vines and olive trees.


Fanny and François Boyer are the 4th generation to take care of the vineyard in the southern AOP from Rhône Valley. Sister and brother who work together with combined competences and skills. In 2009, François started the organic farming process in this 51 hectares vineyard.


Fanny, the winemaker,  added touch of femininity and exigent requirements to each year’s BeauBois wine . Her wine-making method enhances the freshness, fruitiness and adds an elegant touch to the taste. They are now in Biodynamic conversion since 2019.

Clos Triguedina

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In 1830, Etienne Baldès planted his first plots of Cahors vineyards at the Clos Triguedina, having spotted the best terraces of the Lot valley.

The vineyard, partially destroyed by phylloxera in 1877, was subsequently replanted. Protected by its microclimate, it was only partially affected by the severe frost in 1956 which threatened the entire renaissance of good Cahors wines. As a result, it has been able to preserve relatively old vines for the top-of-the-range growths.

Triguedina is a unique estate which spreads over four communes to the west of the town of Cahors: Puy l’Evêque (capital of the Cahors wine region), Vire sur Lot, Floressas and Touzac. Tucked within the

bends of the River Lot the family estate covers nearly 70 hectares. The soil, in terraces of siliceous clay and clay-and-limestone, similar to that in the famed Pomerol region, is ideal for the production of wines of Classed Growth status.

Jean-Luc Baldès is now in charge of the estate and has taken the wines to the top level in Cahors.

Domaine de la Solitude

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"We are constructing for the future, not giving into fashion, things which have a faddish product life..."

​What a long way we have come since 1993... With La Solitude, I feel as if we have started to trace a path, with the aim of staying true to the terroir, in perfect harmony with the surroundings and the regional lifestyle.

Domaine des Deux Clés

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Domaine du Mont Verrier

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Located between Lyon and Macon, south of the winemaking region of Burgundy, deep in the heart of the “Pierres Dorées” (golden stones) area of the Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages appellations region, you will find the Domaine du Mont Verrier wine estate with its magnificent 17th-century house. The history of the estate is closely associated with that of the Hospices de Villefranche and the nuns from the Sainte Marthe de Beaune “Hospitalier” order.

Domaine Fouassier

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In 1966, Pierre Fouassier, Raymond’s firstborn son, began to work on the family domaine having completed his studies at the Beaune viticultural college. He focused his attention on developing the commercial side of the business, a relatively new concept for wine producers at the time, whilst working in the winery with his father. He already owned 10 hectares of vines at this time.

The 1970’s was an era of development, from both an economical and mechanical point of view. In 1971, Jean-Michel, Pierre’s younger brother, joined the family business after graduating from the Beaune viticultural college. His work was centred primarily on the vineyards and the winery.

The beginning of the new century marked the arrival of the 10th generation of winemakers at Domaine Fouassier: Jean-Michel’s son, Benoit, in 2000, and Pierre’s son, Paul, in 2001. They have since brought a new dynamic approach to the work carried out in the domaine’s vineyards.

Domaine Gross

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Located in the heart of Alsace, only a few kilometers from Colmar, Domaine Gross is a family-owned estate dedicated to the biodynamic philosophy.

The entire vineyard is managed according to the principles of biodynamics and our main objective is to produce wines with true aromatic expression.

Over the last four vintages, we have become more and more involved in the production of wines, without any input or sulphite.

Our process is simple : applying the vinification technique of red wines (maceration) on all Alsatian grape varieties.

New momentum for our wines : an explosion of aromas for a dry character, ideal for any gastronomic adventure!

Despagne

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We are a family of vigneron located in the village of Naujan et Postiac, deeply rooted in the Entre Deux Mers  within Bordeaux.

The Entre Deux Mers takes its name from the sustainable oceanic influence recalled by an extraordinary wave travelling inland onto the Dordogne and Garonne rivers at tide changes : the Mascaret. This gives a unique character and local identity to naturally balanced wines.

We humbly follow rhythm of nature, making all right decision at the right time, in the right place. With our children, we live in the middle of our vineyards and promote biodiversity, distinctive viticulture management on higher density plants to convey natural acids and minerals to our grapes and enhance climate expression in the wines.The best of each of us is in every of our bottle. So when one is opened in Paris, London, Helsinki or Tokyo entirely fulfills the wine lover, then our mission will be accomplished and our goal will have been reached.

Léon Heitzmann

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Winemakers in Ammerschwhr, Alsace, since 7  generations, we cultivate our 17 hectars of vineyards according to the organic and biodynamic farming. 

In our vineyards, no herbicides, synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers. We strengthen the vitality of the vine with herbal teas picked from our own forest. Herbicides are replaced by manual work, by ploughing and mowing. All the works in the vine are done by hand, from pruning to harvest.

We use the quad rather than the tractor to avoid soil compaction. Our soils are rich, alive, dark and absorb rainwater better. The natural balance of the vine is favored. 

The organization of our work is based on the lunar calendar which determines the most opportune moments for our interventions. Falling or rising moon, day fruit, flower, leaf or root are now part of our daily lives.

The cellar of the estate is also built according to the principles of biodynamics. The use of specific materials promotes the circulation of energies and the aromatic development of wines.

Pascal Bouchard

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The House of Pascal Bouchard is ideally located at the heart of the Chablis winegrowing region, a unique northerly terroir.

Our winery in Chablis is equipped with state-of-the-art machines that are perfectly adapted to our strict requirements for quality.

Our temperature-controlled tanks enable us to vinify up to 11,000 hectolitres of our precious wines under optimal conditions. Tank capacity ranges from 10 to 300 hectolitres.The smallest tanks allow us to vinify wines from “climats” (named plots) or to craft specific “micro-cuvées”. The larger tanks guarantee consistent quality from start to finish for each vintage.

Some of our cuvées are then patiently aged in our cellar, which can hold over a hundred 350-litre barrels.