armagnac marie duffeau napoleon armagnac delord

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In 1893, Prosper Delord began his career as a distiller, traveling in the Bas-Armagnac with a portable still with which he would produce small batches of Armagnac for sale to larger bottlers. With his wife, Marie Duffeau, and son, Gaston, he officially founded his small farm and distillery in Lannepax. The vineyard is now 20 hectares, farmed organically, and planted to Ugni Blanc, Bacco, Colombard, and Folle.
The refined, small-batch Armagnacs are sold under both the Delord and Marie Duffeau labels. This superb […]

lalande-de-pomerol la terrasse chateau tournefeuille

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Chateau Tournefeuille was purchased by François Petit and Francis Cambier and their respective families in 1998. François Petit’s son Emeric runs the chateau day-to-day. The families have made significant investments to improve the wine, including the introduction of more natural viticultural techniques and a more stringent selection of grapes.
Emeric Petit notes that Tournefeuille is just 500 yards from Petrus. “Over there,” Emeric pointed across the way at Petrus, “is where the greatest red wine in the world is grown. Our soils are […]

lalande-de-pomerol la cure chateau tournefeuille

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Chateau Tournefeuille was purchased by François Petit and Francis Cambier and their respective families in 1998. François Petit’s son Emeric runs the chateau day-to-day. The families have made significant investments to improve the wine, including the introduction of more natural viticultural techniques and a more stringent selection of grapes.
Emeric Petit notes that Tournefeuille is just 500 yards from Petrus. “Over there,” Emeric pointed across the way at Petrus, “is where the greatest red wine in the world is grown. Our soils are […]

bordeaux supérieur cuvée alix château panchille

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When Pascal Sirat took over at Château Panchille in 1981 only five of the twenty hectares his father had inherited remained. The rest were lost in a succession of unhappy personal and financial disasters. But by 1994, he had increased the size of the domaine to twelve hectares, had quit the local cooperative where three generations of Sirats had always sold their grapes, and released his first vintage of estate-bottled Château Panchille.
The vineyards slope down nearly to the bank of the Dordogne, […]

côtes-du-rhône gernerations blanc domaine jaume

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The Jaume family owns 80 hectare of well-exposed vineyard where the Grenache fruit performs at its best because of ideal microclimatic conditions and the limestone-rich soil of Vinsobres in the southern Rhône, where the Jaumes have farmed since 1905.
The vineyards in the hills overlooking the original estate produce this special bottling; an encépagement of Marsanne, Roussane and Clairette. A floral nose and flavors of roasted nuts and apples are buoyed by bright acidity. There is a rich textural component which is the […]