BORDEAUX

Part of the Vignobles Rey family, the origins of our Domaine dates back to 1763. We are a Domaine of 60 hectares. It is a three generation Domaine: grandmother, parents and children all work together. Vincent, which now is in charge, started in 2005 and the Domaine then was only 28 hectares, planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard, and a tiny plot of Muscadelle.

The wines are very well crafted with great personality, as they reflect, in grape choices (whites mostly), and winemaking, the older fashion profile of making wine. Quite special, for a very good price.

BEL ORMEAU - COTES DE BORDEAUX BLAYE

Bel Ormeau Les Herits 2018 is a classic right bank wine that exposes forward ripe and jucy fruit aromas of black plum and black currant, as well as violet, cocoa, caramel and cedar. This Blaye Cotes de Bordeaux AOC wine has a medium to full body, thick silky texture, polished tannin and a finish that shows supple herbs notes paired with jam fruit. Palate: plum, blueberry, black currant, eucalyptus, coffee, leather, allspice and cedar. Enjoy now or lay down for a couple more years.91 points James Suckling.

My father bought the Château Les Garelles estate in 1997. After studying agronomy and oenology I decided to take the helm at the family estate in 2009, with the ambition of returning to natural methods. I therefore started to convert the estate to organic wine-growing as soon as I arrived. Some years later I wanted to take things further, so we changed to vinification without inputs in 2013. Today, I am proud to produce organic wine without inputs, to return to basics: processing grapes as naturally as possible to extract the best from them and offer natural, organic wines at a fair price so that everyone can enjoy them.
Congrats! 90 points Wine Enthusiast.

The location of Chateau Escot and its surrounding area has been populated since the times of Rome and Gaul. Rich soil and the presence of a water spring undoubtedly explain why this part of Médoc is of such great interest. Archaeological findings (some of which date back 1500 years) are proof of this. Flints, Roman coins, or coins with rulers from the Midde Ages all give good insights into how people have settled in this area in the past.

The name ESCOT can trace its origins back to the Middle Ages. At the time, the phrase ‘escot’ meant ‘tax-collector’, and the owner of the estate used to collect tax from the nearby area. Although collecting tax has changed considerably since then, the name of the Chateau Escot vineyard remains to this day. It also happens to be one of the oldest vineyards in Médoc, for wine has been grown here for 150 years!

In 1858, the local dignitary and big wine-lover, Monsieur d’Armailhac, cited Chateau Escot among the ‘Crus Bourgeois’. This was a privileged mark of quality, which the British monarch originally gave to citizens of Bordeaux. These people were relieved of fees associated with the local sale and export of their own wines. This freedom from taxes convinced rich families from Bordeaux to purchase the most lucrative estates in the surrounding area. A prized terroir meant that wine-growers could produce high-quality wine, and so the ‘Crus des Bourgeois’ became a significant point of reference for winemakers. This process was so successful that it even survived the revolution and the abolition of privilege. It continues to be used to describe excellent wines from the region to this day.

In 1932, this unofficial expression gained legal status. In the interests of clarity and making it more specific, the CCI (Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Bordeaux Région) and Chambers of Agriculture featured themselves in the first official Cru Bourgeois classification.

Four hundred and forty-four wines have been given this prestigious title since its inception, among which there are several from Chateau ESCOT!

In times past, present-day Château Seguin was a traditional stopover for pilgrims going to Santiago de Compostela. Pilgrims still wend their way past the estate today, under the benevolent eye of the Seguin Cross overlooking the vines.

In the early 20th century, this ancient estate belonged to the Pascal family. It produced 3,500 cases of wine at the time, which was already much-appreciated. Féret (“Bordeaux and its Wines”) describes Seguin as follows: “the highest point in the village with magnificent gravel rises producing generous, very refined wines reminiscent Haut Brion”.

Nestled in the Eau Bourde valley in the northern part of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, the vineyard is split into two sections, each slightly over 15 hectares in size: Seguin and Petit Bordeaux.

Chateau Seguin 2016 Bettane & Desseauve review.

It also produces a second wine: l'Angelot de Seguin, which is a fantastic true to type wine for the money.

Located in the heart of Bordeaux's vineyards, halfway between Bordeaux and Saint Emilion, the Graves de Vayres region is on the right bank of the Garonne and the left bank of the Dordogne, downstream of the town of Libourne.

Incredible expression of Merlot from Bordeaux!

2014 CHATEAU HAUT COTEAU remains a Confidential wine with only 7700 bottles available to the USA market.. 

The Brousseau is a century old wine producing family, since 1908. 25 hectares of land, with vineyards mostly located in Saint-Estephe appellation, the most northern of the Medoc appellations and with gravelly soils that are heavier in clay content, making wines of power, and very age worthy.

 

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