Author: Wine + Market

15 Jul “Empriente” by René Geoffroy

wine: “Empriente” by René Geoffroy grapes: 76% Pinot Noir, 13% Chardonnay and 11% Pinot Meunier region: Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, premier cru (1er Cru) regional information The vineyards of Champagne are planted on chalky limestone soils, which retain heat and provide excellent water regulation for the vine...

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26 Jun Excelsior

winery: Excelsior grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Petit Verdot 10% appellation: Robertson, South Africa history In 1679 Jacobus de Wet immigrated from Holland with the Dutch East India Trading Company, where he was of the first people to ever to make wine in not only South Africa, but the southern...

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18 Jun Domaines Ott* “les Domaniers”

wine: Domaines Ott* “les Domaniers” grapes: 65% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 10% Syrah appellation: Côtes de Provence winery history Provence’s legendary Domaine Ott was founded in 1912 by Alsatian engineer Marcel Ott. Over the decades the domaine spread to include three estates: Château de Selle, Clos Mireille and Château Romassan....

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