DOMAINE JEAN-CLAUDE LAPALU

DOMAINE JEAN-CLAUDE LAPALU

Jean-Claude Lapalu needs little introduction when it comes to Beaujolais wines; his long-standing reputation is based on a respect for nature and a sustainable approach to viticulture. The wines are low in sulfur; enabling a pure and natural expression of the Gamay grape. Discover his Beaujolais-Villages, Côte de Brouilly, the rare Beaujolais Blanc (Chardonnay), and his Alma Mater (aged in amphora), all at Caskadia.

DOMAINE ALAIN VOGE

DOMAINE ALAIN VOGE

Domaine Alain Voge is one of the most classic estates in Cornas, whose wines are today made by the talented Lionel Fraisse. The Northern Rhône is planted predominantly with Syrah, which produces beautifully expressive reds in part thanks to the area’s hard, mineral-rich granite soils. Domaine Alain Voge has 12 hectares in total which are certified biodynamic. Three Cornas wines are produced, starting with Les Chailles; which is made from 40-year-old vines, followed by Les Vieilles Vignes from 80-year-old vines. In exceptional years Les Vieilles Fontaines is also produced from the estate’s very best grapes. These are wines that illustrate the ripe fruit aromas and black pepper characteristics of Syrah in all its splendour, wines with a true sense of place which are gifted with impressive ageing potential.

DOMAINE STÉPHANE OGIER

DOMAINE STÉPHANE OGIER

Stéphane Ogier is the 7th generation to take on this historic family domaine, located in Ampuis, Northern Rhône. He took over in 1997 and has since applied the savoir-faire he acquired from working in Burgundy ever since. Each parcel is vinified separately and the assemblage is decided depending on the characteristics of the vintage. Stéphane Ogier’s Côte-Rotie La Belle Hélène and Lancement regularly achieve critical acclaim and we are proud to offer such exclusive wines to our distinguished clients.

CLOS DU MONT-OLIVET

CLOS DU MONT-OLIVET

Founded in 1932, this traditional Southern Rhône Domaine produces age-worthy Côtes du Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc of benchmark standard. There are 20 hectares of vineyards planted on a variety of soil types; enabling diverse expressions of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre. The prestigious La Cuvée du Papet is made from Grenache vines dating back to 1901 and is only made in exceptional vintages. The wines of Clos du Mont-Olivet are known for their freshness and elegance in a classic style that stands the test of time year after year.

HENRI BONNEAU & FILS

HENRI BONNEAU & FILS

The Bonneau family has made wine in Châteauneuf-du-Pape since 1667, the late Henri Bonneau was the 12th generation and a true legend in the world of traditional winemakers. There are six hectares of vineyards planted mainly with Grenache, the remainder with Mourvèdre, Syrah, Counnoise and Vaccarese. The wines include the mythical Réserve des Celestins and Cuvée Marie Beurrier; known for their ripeness of fruit and complexity, achieved in part thanks to late harvesting, gentle extraction and extended barrel ageing. These are wines endowed with a rare texture and subtle style, only found in the world’s finest wines.

DOMAINE DES DEUX CLÉS

DOMAINE DES DEUX CLÉS

The wild and untouched region of Corbières, Southern France, is home to ‘Les Deux Clés’ (Two Keys) in the village of Fontjoncouse. This charming estate was named by owners Florien and Gaelle. The terroir here is unique; the limestone and clay soils and specific microclimate result in wonderfully fresh wines, made predominantly from Carignan, Grenache and Syrah. They also produce an impressive white, made from Macabeu, Grenache Blanc and Vermentino. The vineyards reach an elevation of 300m, gifting the wines with an acidic backbone and excellent structure for ageing. Florian and Gaelle are meticulous followers of the lunar cycle, with biodynamic viticulture and minimal use of sulphur at the heart of their hard work. Their oldest vines are well over 100 years old, these ‘old ladies’ (as Gaelle calls them) are carefully cultivated to ensure they produce the best possible fruit.

DOMAINE DE LA BUTTE

DOMAINE DE LA BUTTE

La Butte is a domaine in Bourgueil owned by Jacky Blot, where Cabernet Franc is grown organically, hand-harvested and vinified according to his philosophy of minimal intervention. The 15 hectares vineyard site is surrounded by forest, protecting it from the dangers of spring frosts. These are pure and expressive wines which are delicious when drunk young but which are also capable of ageing gracefully for many years, in part thanks to Jacky Blot’s Burgundian approach to winemaking.

LA TAILLE AUX LOUPS

LA TAILLE AUX LOUPS

Jacky Blot is a pioneering and talented winemaker in the Loire valley, known for both his still and sparkling wines. The terroir of Montlouis-sur-Loire, characterized by a type of chalk known locally as ‘Tuffeau Turonien’, has earnt him great recognition. Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups produces Chenin Blanc wines with incredible purity and a great potential for ageing, the individual vineyards sites are allowed to express themselves thanks to low levels of sulfur and the wines retain a freshness owing to the absence of malolactic conversion. The domaine was certified organic in 1988.