"There is Champagne, and then there is Champagne Salon - a seldom seen treasure that for many is the pinnacle of this esteemed region."
- The Australian
Unlike most Muscadet, the wines are aged sur-lie for 15 to 18 months resulting in a texture and layered complexity that have come to define the unique style of Domaine de L'Ecu.
Low yields, very old vines, and Bernard Schoffit's guiding hand produce wines marked by intensity, very pure varietal character, great concentration of fruit and richness on the palate.
Instrumental in keeping the Condrieu appellation from extinction in the 1960s, the Vernays have worked tirelessly to promote Viognier and are largely responsible for its renaissance and modern global popularity.
Not only one of the oldest Champagne houses, but also, arguably, one of the most refined in style and pedigree. The vineyards all enjoy the exalted Grand Cru status common to the very best Champagnes.
The purity of fruit, the exceptional delineation of aromas and flavours, the soulful reflection of terroirs, and the extraordinary seductiveness of the texture make the wines from Joguet second to none.
Lovingly made in the small garage of the Chateau de Comblanchien, the wines are fermented with natural yeasts and minimal sulphur. Neutral oak barrels are used to focus on primary fruit and site expression.
The Leoube estate is located on the Benat peninsular, one of the most beautiful protected sites in Europe - an absolutely unique setting in which to create unique wines.
The House of Henriot is uninhibited in its pursuit of quality first and foremost in every one of their wines, producing some of the finest blancs that are precise, elegant and luminous.
Operating with an ethos whereby ultimate respect for the terroir is paramount, generations of experience merges with innovation and technology to produce some of the finest wines in the region.
At Domaine Beauvernay altitude, gentle slopes and granite soils lay the perfect foundation on which to grow Gamay. All fruit is hand harvested, and then two cuvee are made with only the lightest guiding hand.
Wines bearing Gerard Bertrand's signature have a unique style, driven by the desire to allow the individual terroirs of the Languedoc's most special sites to be expressed in each vintage.