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.

 

CHATEAU PONT LES MOINES


BLAYE COTES-DE-BORDEAUX
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. One gives really pleasure with Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux rouge 2009, full, scented, with these notes of undergrowth, violet and currant, with firm and round tannins at the same time, melted in mouth, of very tannic good base. Beautiful 2008, which at the same time has a powerful and subtle nose, with the ripe fruit notes (blackcurrant, morello cherry), a wine which hardly starts to be melted and deserves a rich kitchen. The 2007 are a success, of intense robe, with the nose persistent, fullbodied and dense, very well-balanced in mouth. The 2006, of intense color, with the black fruit nose (blackcurrant, blackberry), with very well-balanced tannins, are a wine which continues its evolution. Very nice Bordeaux blanc Sauvignon 2011, floral, quite dry as it should be, all in distinction. Also discover the wines of their other property, Château Bran de Compostelle with this superb Bordeaux Supérieur cuvée Louisa 2009, maturing in oak barrel 12 months, including 1/3 of new barrels, traditional wine making with long fermenting, robust, with the nose of overripe red fruits, powerful and fullbodied mouth, slightly spiced finally, of intense garnet-red robe, all in nuances, ideal on a salmi of wood pigeons.

 

SCEA CHATEAU CAILLIVET


GRAVES
35 km (22 miles) south of Bordeaux in the Graves appellation, Château Caillivet overlooks the Garonne valley. Its 7.5 hectares (18.5 acres) of red wine grapes and 4 hectares (10 acres) of white are rationally cultivated. The estate has won many awards including Gold Medals at the 2014 and 2015 Concours de Bordeaux for its 2011 and 2012 reds respectively. We would be delighted to welcome you for a tasting in a friendly family setting. Here is tasty Graves rouge 2012 (60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet-Sauvignon), matured out of barrels of oak, flexible and silky, with a powerful tannic structure, a pepper and black fruit bouquet, of a persistent and timbered final, which deserves to be waited to benefit from its potential. The 2011 of color ruby, traditional mouth, frame supported, is rich and scented, with its round and ripe tannins, with the nose where intermingle with the ripe red fruit and spice notes, a wine structured, perfect on a rib steak in Bordelaise. The 2010, with the notes of cherry and underwood, beautiful intense color, very balanced with the nose like in mouth, combining frame and roundness, complex, very persistent, of beautiful evolution. Graves rouge In 2012, complex, with black fruit flavors, spices, is a harmonious wine, of a nice color currant, traditional mouth.

 

CHATEAU LA MOULINE


MOULIS
Until in February 1920, Vicomte de Courcelles lived with its family on the Domaine de La Mouline. It is then Ismaël LASSERRE which became the happy owner of this winegrowing estate of a surface of 4 hectares 70 ares and 37 centiares. It will exploit it until its death. His André son, will ensure the succession and will take again the exploitation in the Forties. Then, her daughter Madeleine LASSERRE, wife of Jean COUBRIS will inherit it in the Sixties, and together, they will assume the responsibility for it until March 19th, 1981. And it is with passion that their child Jean-Louis COUBRIS accompanied by his sons Jean-Christophe and Cédric, ensures the wine making to perpetuate the family tradition. They work together with the development of the property during decades 80 and 90. To date, Cédric COUBRIS, continues the exploitation of 22 hectares vines on the 25 hectares of surface of the property, with her two daughters Lucie and Julie. “2015 and 2016 are two years exceptional which join for our greater pleasure the 2009 and 2010”, Cédric Coubris explains us. “After 2013 and 2014, very weak in volume but with a pretty quality, we have quality and the quantity. We even granted ourselves the luxury to gather the grapes 4 type of vines of the property in 4 times. Merlots then a first interruption before beginning again on Cabernets Sauvignon, idem for Cabernets francs and in end Petits Verdots.” While waiting, you will be able to discover this Moulis-in-Médoc Cru Bourgeois 2012, matured out of barrels during approximately 18 months, medal of Argent Paris 2014, with the persistent notes of undergrowth and blackberry, a wine which combines structure and flexibility, with dense tannins, which is tasted remarkably, perfect on a hare or lamb.

 

CHAMPAGNE ELLNER SAS


EPERNAY
Founded at the beginning of 1900, The House Charles Ellner, is managed today by the 3rd generation whereas the 4th has already taken a very active part in it since several years. The family moved forward very fast and developed the company in a significant way, but was always very concerned about preserving the same family identity and know-how. For memory, at the beginning of the last century, Charles Emile Ellner founded the house. He was then assisted by is only son Pierre, with whom the adventure started. Pierre transmitted to his sons his passion for the vineyard and for wine. Michel more involved in the vineyard was very often standing by his father’s side building together today’s properties. He was followed by his two sons, Arnaud, the actual cellars master and Frederic, director of the vineyard. Jean-Pierre is now the President of the company. The vineyard covers a total surface of 50 hectares spread over 15 different locations providing us with a wide variety of grapes. The diversity, the richness; the smoothness of our cuvees, attest of our will to bring our Champagne to the top of the quality scale. The fidelity and confidence our customers grant us with , testify of the steadiness and the constancy of our champagne through out the years. Always in search of new opportunities, our company succeeded in developing its export markets representing today nearly 60 % of its sales. Here is a great Champagne Séduction Millésime 2006, 75 % Chardonnay, partially aged in old oak barrels, 25 % Pinot noir, dosage 6 g/l, where find themselves flowers and dried fruits, balanced well and harmonious, dense, of powerful mouth, in the subtle notes of citrus fruits, narcissus and toast, a distinguished, ample champagne, to plan on a sea bream in chanterelles or quenelles of poultry in spinach, in particular. The 2005, 69 % Chardonnay (Avize, Tauxières and Epernay) partially aged in old oak barrels, 31 % Pinot noir (Rilly, Epernay and Sermiers), dosage 6 g/l, very specific in this powerful vintage wine, a vintage of fresh and fruity exception, with a light foam and perfumed, delicate aromas with nuances of pink, broom and almond. Excellent brut Premier Cru (always majority Chardonnay), which develops a nose of fresh hazelnut, good mouth, involving distinction and curvature, a vinous champagne but at the same time everything in delicacy, a rich and perfumed, in the notes of soaked fruits. There is also this Champagne Prestige Millésime 2006 (72 % of Chardonnay selected on the vineyards of Moussy, Tauxières and Avize, 28 % of Pinot noir resulting from Epernay and from Moussy, dosage 8 g/l). No malolactic fermentation. A great wine of pale golden robe, in the green reflections, the vintage offering a fine and persistent bubble, which presents a beautiful complexity mixing the notes of white flowers and lemon to finish on subtle flavors of sweet almond due to a long ageing in cellar. A nervous champagne, which reveals one finale delicate smooth and silky. The 2005, 65 % Chardonnay (Avize, Chouilly and Tauxières), 35 % Pinot noir (Rilly-la-Montagne, Sermiers and Epernay), dosage 8 g/l, very attractive, in the aromas of pear and grilled hazelnut, light yellow robe in the golden reflections, a powerful and elegant wine at the same time, everything mouth, everything in finale.