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2015

Baron de Brane Grand Vin de Bordeaux Margaux AOC

Château Brane-Cantenac stands proudly in the heart of the prestigious Margaux appellation.
Renowned for its wines of remarkable elegance and finesse, this 75-hectare property is an emblem of quality and excellence in the world of fine wines.

The name of this second wine pays homage to Baron Jacques-Maxime de Brane, owner of the vineyard in the 19th century.
Assembled from vats carefully selected for their suppleness, it is aged exactly like the first wine, but over a period of 12 months.

For more info, visit Château Brane-Cantenac website.

VARIETALS
57% Merlot, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Berlucchi ’61 Franciacorta Brut Nature DOCG

Since 1955, Berlucchi is the market leader of the Champagne Method in Italy.
In 1961 Franco Ziliani created the first ever Franciacorta wine and today the Franciacorta Method is one of the strictest sets of specifications in the world in terms of productive yields and months of ageing.
The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes are coming from totally converted organic vineyards and follow a dedicated Sustainability Report, developed and produced with the consultancy of EY Sustainability and with the collaboration of LifeGate, showcasing the various quality achievements impacting the 85 hectares of estate vineyards belonging to the Franciacorta pioneer and category founder, as well as the approximately 450 hectares of those of its partner-growers.

Complex and essential, this is a zero-dosage vintage dedicated to the most attentive connoisseurs of Champagne method sparklings.

For more info, visit Berlucchi website.

VARIETALS
70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Château Cantelaudette Grand Vin Graves de Vayres AOC

“I inherited Château Cantelaudette in 1984, I was thirty years old and married in the same year. The property was not really a wedding gift: the house and vines had been abandoned and there was no winery. However, my wife, when she saw the old château, thought that it should be our home. Starting from scratch, we refurbished it to our taste, replanted the vines according to expert recommendations, and built an operational winery to produce a wine under the Cantelaudette label. Without my wife, Laurence, I never would have had the courage to undertake this adventure. I make wines for her and which reflect her… refined, elegant, balanced, rounded, and with a certain complexity.” – Jean-Michel Chatelier, owner and manager of Château Cantelaudette.

For more info, visit Château Cantelaudette website.

VARIETALS
100% Merlot

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Château Corbin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé AOC

Château Corbin is one of the oldest estates in St. Emilion. In fact, it dates back to the 15th century. More recently, bringing Chateau Corbin into the modern era, in 1924, Château Corbin was purchased by the Great Grandparents of the current owners, the Cruse family. The beautiful chateau was constructed in the 1800s. During the late 1990s, Anabelle Cruse and her sisters purchased the shares of Château Corbin from the other family shareholders and took over complete ownership of the estate.

In each and every vintage, the wines of Château Corbin are the fruit of true luxury craftsmanship. Carefully tended vines, a meticulous selection of the grape bunches and slow barrel ageing are prerequisites in the Corbin method to ensure longevity in its wines. Each vintage is a journey of its own, in which the senses travel to and fro between elegance and complexity.

For more info, visit Château Corbin website.

VARIETALS
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Château Kirwan Margaux Grand Cru Classé AOC

Château Kirwan is an estate located in Cantenac, not far from the city of Bordeaux and the river Garonne, in a terroir where man and nature have been living together harmoniously for hundreds of years.
The Château, built in 1751, was one of the few Medoc properties that Thomas Jefferson, the future third President of the United States, visited on his Bordeaux wine tasting trip in France and mentioned in his diaries written in 1780. Mark Kirwan passed away in 1815 and over the centuries it passed from hand to hand through several owners, until, during the early years of the twentieth century, it was acquired by a family of “negociant”, the Schyler and Schroder, which moved to Bordeaux in 1738 and still in business today.
With 40 hectares divided into 46 parcels that wind within the territory of the AOC Margaux, it is clear and obvious how the keystone of this Château, over the years, has always been the terroir and its strong identity. Its wines have a characteristic soft, gentle attack, followed by a very Margaux lacework of flavours. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot provide Kirwan’s main wine with a multi-layered structure that is very big, tempered by the roundness of the Merlot and the delicate elegance of the Cabernet Franc.

Like all great vintages, 2015 offers fine balance. The alcohol is imperceptible and perfectly balanced by a refreshing natural acidity. The tannins give the wine a velvety unctuousness. In the end, the wine is wonderfully fruity and refined, with a gourmand, tactile character that far outshines it simple potency. 100% Margaux.

For more info, visit Château Kirwan website.

VARIETALS
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Château La Tour Carnet Haut-Médoc Grand Cru Classé AOC

The history of La Tour Carnet merges with the history of France. Bearing the name of the squire who infallibly helped his Lord to resist French royalty at the end of the Hundred Years War, Château La Tour Carnet played a major role in the revolution of the Médoc vineyards and the quality of its wine, rewarded by the entry in the classification of Grands Crus Classés of 1855. The diversity of its terroir and the constant search for perfection make this Haut-Médoc an exceptional wine.

Since purchasing the estate in 2000, Bernard Magrez has returned the estate’s Château, cellars and 311 hectares to their glory days, marrying cutting-edge technology with traditional savoir-faire.

For more info, visit Bernard Magrez website.

VARIETALS
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Château Lalande-Borie Saint-Julien AOC

Château Lalande-Borie was created almost entirely in 1970, through the purchase of a 30 hectare third growth plot in the Saint Julien appellation. The name Lalande-Borie combines the names of the plot on the land register and a great winegrowing family who have been established in the Médoc for more than a century and own several prestigious grands crus: Ducru-Beaucaillou, Grand-Puy-Lacoste and Haut-Batailley.

Lalande-Borie’s wines are vinified and matured with the same techniques, the same care and same spirit as those produced by the Borie family’s other properties. The winery buildings were fully renovated in 1982. The modern vat room and cellar facilities are designed for optimal vinification.

Château Lalande-Borie has acquired a very good reputation in a relatively short space of time and produces fleshy and sappy wines, not overly tannic, where we find the balance and elegance of Saint-Julien wines.

VARIETALS
55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Château Tour Pibran Bourgeois Pauillac AOC (Château Pibran 2nd wine)

Pibran is an old Médoc name. Its highly reputed vineyard covers one of the finest outcrops of Pauillac. The estate, which originally had only just 10 hectares, was expanded in 2001 following the purchase of neighbouring property to reach the current size of 17 hectares of superb Garonne gravel soil. For a long time it belonged to the Billa family, who sold it to AXA Millésimes in 1987. The vineyards were restructured shortly after the purchase, and drainage was improved in order to get the best possible effect of the soil on the wine. Today Château Pibran is carefully made by Jean-René Matignon and his team at Château Pichon-Baron, in their state-of-the-art winery. The wine is aged at Château Pibran, where a second wine in made, Château Tour Pibran.

VARIETALS
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE 
2015

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2015

Fabiano I Fondatori Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva DOCG

Originally Venetian wine traders in 1912, the Fabiano family moved to Verona in 1956 to produce wine on a larger scale, sourcing fruit from Estate and contract vineyards in Soave, Bardolino, and Valpolicella.

Produced by a careful selection of local grapes from the high hills vineyard located in the classic area of the Valpolicella DOC region, in particular around the ancient village of Negrar, this Amarone is a wine of antique lineage. It is a limited production dedicated by Nicola Fabiano to his grandfather Francesco and to his father Sergio. They have been for their children and in particular for him (Nicola) an inspiration and a good example with their passion and tenacity in producing great quality wines.

For more info, visit Fabiano website.

VARIETALS
40% Corvina Veronese, 40% Corvinone, 15% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

La Croix Bonis Saint-Estèphe (Château Phélan Ségur 2nd wine)

Closely affiliated with Château Phélan Ségur, “La Croix Bonis” comes from selected plots in the estate, most of which are Merlot, located on the best land in Saint Estèphe. The kinship does not stop with the appellation and the terroir because Philippe Van de Vyvere, the new owner, develops La Croix Bonis as a Great Wine, reputed as one of the appellation’s best.

For more info, visit Château Phélan Ségur website.

VARIETALS
50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Merlot

As a general winemaking philosophy, Cuvée Alexandre Merlot’s direction is toward elegance, balance and ageing potential. To express the terroir of Apalta is the mission of Casa Lapostolle, using very natural process with minimal intervention.

“It all started with our Cuvée Alexandre Merlot back in 1994: a wine that had showed its consistency for more than a decade.” – Jacques Begarie, Chief Winemaker.

Made with Organic Grapes and Biodynamic vineyard management.

   

For more info, visit Casa Lapostolle website.

VARIETALS
95% Merlot, 5% Syrah

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Lapostolle La Parcelle 8 Vieilles Vignes Apalta

After years of research and selection, Lapostolle is now launching a Single Vineyard wine from Apalta: Parcelle 8.

It is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with extremely low yields., which ensures a lot of concentration in the wine.
First commercially released wine from old-vine cabernet sauvignon, grown on its own rootstock with the vast majority from 1910. Originally made just for the owners to drink, James Suckling was the first to taste it first and immediately gave the Parcelle 8 a great score: 98/100 points.

VARIETALS
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Les Allees de Cantemerle Grand Vin de Bordeaux Haut Médoc AOC

Located in the southern part of the Bordeaux Medoc peninsula, Château Cantemerle, designated a great growth in the famous 1855 classification, thanks to its unique terroir, produces complex well-balanced and refined wines.

This second wine comes mainly from the château’s young vines, and is made like its elder brother.
Les Allées de Cantemerle has the same personality as the grand vin, but a shorter ageing potential.
As it ages more quickly, Les Allées de Cantemerle is generally ready to be consumed within several years of the vintage.

For more info, visit Château Cantemerle website.

VARIETALS
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

M. Chapoutier Le Clos Saint-Joseph

The story began with Michel Chapoutier, a unique man with a thirst for knowledge, definitely one of a kind. He seeks to discover and reflect the full potential of his terroirs and let the soils express their true character.
This now forms the basis of the M. CHAPOUTIER ethos to reveal the very best of what the soils have to offer.

Fac&Spera (“Do and Hope”) is the motto of Maison Chapoutier and the philosophy applied to the best plot selections of these wines. There, the winegrower lets the terroir express itself without hindrance in order to obtain with exactitude the conjunction of the soil, the climate and the know-how resulting from the tradition. It is the photograph of a grape variety in a vintage on a given terroir. These are exceptional, rare wines created from our oldest vines. Here, biodynamics takes on its full meaning.

Certified biodynamic and organic wine and controlled by Ecocert.

For more info, visit M. Chapoutier website.

VARIETALS
100% Syrah

VINTAGE
2015

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2015

Pater Familiae Heredium Red Blend

The Spanish conquistador Francisco de Aguirre planted a vine in Chile in the 16th century. Further continuing the work of their ancestors, Ana Maria Etcheberri and Pedro Felix de Aguirre founded the Bodegas y Vinedos de Aguirre winery, which adheres to the winemaking traditions of the family.

The Pater Familiae line was created specifically for the anniversary of the death of the great winemaker Felix de Aguirre and represents the heart and soul of the family. This range of ultra premium wines gathers the best grapes from specially selected blocks owned by Cruz de Aguirre and also converges the fruit of the work of three generations of winemakers.

“HEREDIUM” represent the heirs and the heritage. This wine seeks to be the testimony of the great viticultural French tradition, elegance and complexity. Pater Familiae Heredium takes you back to tasting wine in its purest expression of legacy.

For more info, visit Pater Familiae website.

VARIETALS
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Carmenere

VINTAGE
2015

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