The Florisoone family (owners of Ch. Calon-Ségur in Saint Estèphe) aquired this property in 2012. Situated at the heart of Saint-Émilion’s sloping vineyards — and among prestigious neighbors! — the resulting wine is rich but harmonious, with nuances of raspberry coulis, juniper, and flowers.
From generation to generation, over 150 years, the Nadau family has worked these vineyards in Faleyras — a calcareous plateau in the heart of Entre-deux-Mers. With a passion for winegrowing inherited from their father Jean-Louis Nadau, daughters Emilie & Laetitia are now running the show, along with Emilie’s husband Rémy as cellarmaster. The Bordeaux Blanc is an astonishing value, with its lipsmacking freshness of fruit.
Owned & ecologically farmed by the Castet family, Le Vieux Sérestin is a “Cru Artisan,” a designation of quality that predates the 1855 Bordeaux classification. The status recognizes small family estates where the winegrowers demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship and dedication to the vines & wines.
This Pomerol estate produces aromatic, velvet-textured wines of both power and finesse–the apotheosis of Merlot. Owned & managed by the Bourotte family since 1926, the vineyards consist of gravel over sandy-clay soil.
Grown by the Massonie family on sandy-gravel soil, Pierrefitte is a ruby-colored wine with a fruity-floral nose, good body, and a firm tannic backbone: a rich & elegant wine.
A lovely estate of 12 hectares on clay-limestone soil. Grapes are hand-picked parcel by parcel to ensure full ripeness. Traditional winemaking, in stainless vats, results in a rich and elegant wine with ripe tannins.
Vineyards for Château Haut-Mayne are a mere 3 kilometers from those of Château d’Yquem. This is a wine of explosive aromatics, mouth-caressing texture, flavors of dried apricot, jam, tea, and spice — a sweet wine that manages to remain elegant and balanced; an astonishing value.
In 2004, the Perrodo family, owners of Château Labégorce, bought the vineyards of their neighbors, the Margaux Cru Bourgeois Château Labégorce Zédé, thus reuniting properties that had been split around the time of the French Revolution. Thus technically, Zédé de Labégorce is a “second” wine of Château Labégorce, although the former Labégorce Zédé vineyards were widely held to be the better-situated property. Confused? No need to be. This is wine represents terrific value from this exalted region — meaty but round and well fruited, supple and elegant, with silky tannins.