Chateau de Villegeorge, Haut-Medoc 2015Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
The Lurton family is one of the last true dynasty families in Bordeaux. This is not to say the family all sees eye to eye as the two eldest brothers do not really speak. Their personalities are drastically different. The one thing that holds them together is the belief in classic old school Bordeaux while staying true to the times while having a solid understanding of their cellars. Winemaker Marie-Laure Lurton is the creative force behind Château de Villegeorge and encounters some very strict regulations on a yearly basis, as is the standard for Château of the Cru Bourgeois. There is complete traceability through the entire production process. The French-based organization—Terra Vitis—sets the standard for environmental certification, inspecting annually.
Château La Vaisinerie, Puisseguin Saint-Émilion Merlot 2016Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Formerly part of Château de Puisseguin the property has existed since the XVII century. Since July 2019 Alain Moses has been the new owner. After being a wine broker for 20 years, Alain created TWINS, a wine merchant specialised in Fine Bordeaux Wines, now managed by his sons, Anthony and Sébastien.
As an entrepreneur, Alain wanted a new challenge this adventure is what happens when you spend the better part of your adult life working in and around the Bordeaux trade and you finally retire you also know where the best terroir lies. Château La Vaisinerie is located on the hills of Puisseguin, at 6 miles from Saint-Emilion. The
Cahteau produces Puisseguin Saint-Emilion red wines, with 91% of Merlot and 9% of Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vineyard is 35 years old. The appellation, Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion covers 730 ha. The clay and limestone soil, similar to Saint-
Emilion, enables a good water supply for the vine, perfect in case of drought.
Chateau Paloumey, Ailes de Paloumey 2015Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
The Chateau has a long history on the left bank of Bordeaux and is now owned by the Cazeneuve family who owns a few other properties in Bordeaux. The 34-hectare estate is located in the commune of Ludon, the southern point of the Medoc close to some other famed wineries. Being this far south on the bank gives a bit more warmth to the vineyards and allows for an incredible texture to develop in the fruit. The wine is aged in 30% new French oak for 12 months before bottling and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.
Chateau Pey-Bonhomme, Cotes du Bourg 2017Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Ask any friend to name a wine region and many will know the name, Bordeaux. Yet the region has a reputation for producing overly expensive wines and is associated with wine snobs. Classified growths and fancy Chateaus are what consumers see from one of the most famous wine regions in the world. But, over the years I have come to love the region’s underdog estates that make incredible wine with a much lower price tag. Peybonhomme is one of these estates. The farming and wine are certified by Demeter Bio-dynamic Certification (an organization that upholds some of the strictest farming practices in the world). This is a no-frills operation and that results in a delicious wine that’s affordable by the bottle and the case.
Chateau Pichon Comtesse, Reserve de la Comtesse 2016Regular price $90.00 Save $-90.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot
Reserve de la Comtesse is the "second wine" of Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, which was originated in 1973 and sold the market. Today the wine represents 20%-50% of total production. Coming from the same vineyards and made in a manner that can be a bit more approachable younger, which does not change the fact that these wines can still age incredibly well. Paulliac is considered one of the most significant wine regions on earth, with three of the First Growth Bordeaux being situated here, the region has a lot of stature.
Chateau Tournefeuille, Lalande de Pomerol 2016Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
Variety: Merlot Blend
Lalande-de-Pomerol is a small AOC north of the famous Pomerol region of the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Here the Merlot and Cabernet Franc varieties thrive in clay and gravel soils. The ancestor of the Petite family began making wine in 1735, handing down his taste for wine through the generations. The creator of Château Tournefeuille was Francois Petite, a hardworking farmhand, who spent twenty years travelling and visiting vineyards, drawing up plans, then scrapping them. Finally, a decision was made in the course of a day in 1998 when Tournefeuille was created. It is fairly common that generation after generation may make wine, but a domain may not unfold until much later. Emeric, his wine-loving son, has since taken over the estate.
L'Espirit de Domaine de Chevalier, Bordeaux Blanc, Pessac Leognan 2016Regular price $50.00 Save $-50.00
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Domaine de Chevalier is known internationally for creating esteemed white and red wines hailing from the region of Pessac-Leognan of left bank Bordeaux. This Domaine stands out as it never took on the classic title of “Chateau'' as part of the estate's name. Chevalier’s rise to fame was achieved in a short amount of time due to its excellent terroir and consistent ownership. Only three men have run the domain since it was acquired in 1865 until its current owner took over in 1983. As with many Bordeaux producers, Domaine de Chevalier creates more than one wine; L’Esprit de Domaine de Chevalier is its second wine, utilizing younger vines and intended for younger consumption. Chevalier prizes tradition and commitment as being of utmost importance in achieving its special wines.