Scenes from the vineyards at Château le Coteau
When seeking “modestly priced Bordeaux”, we look for grower producers. Riding the wave of enthusiasm for Bordeaux that was generated at BurdiGala, Eric Asimov wrote last week about the recent turn-around in the general perception of Bordeaux from “widespread dismissal” to championed “underdog”. And while we certainly do not disparage the general climate that Asimov detailed, we do wish to illuminate the fact that one needn’t settle for “lesser appellations” when seeking moderately priced Bordeaux wines from grower producers. Read more
Inside the 13th Century Chapel at Chateau d’Escurac
It was an exciting trip to Bordeaux that will fruit our fall season with the addition of a number of Left Bank Chateaux. For five days, Patrick Burke, our French Portfolio Director, and Mark Rizzuto, our NJ sales rep, travelled the Left Bank to visit with the estates that will join our book in the fall. And since our representation of Bordeaux has up to this point been limited to the Right Bank, through our relationship with Jean-Luc Thunevin, we are VERY excited to extend the reach of our French Portfolio to the Left Bank of the Gironde.