Chateau Plaisance (France)
Château Plaisance is located in the heart of the Saint Emilion appellation. The Château is not a newcomer to this area, it was constructed in 1886.The building is of classic French architectural style of the region. The work in the vines is primary and the most important aspect of this wine estate. Our vineyards are comprised of 19 hectares, planted with three grape varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sabernet Franc. The vines grow in unique soil of sand and gravel that allow for perfect drainage. Only by focusing on viticulture, the best possible wine can be attained.By combining the best of traditions of the old world with the implementation of new technology, the wine is created in a state-of-the art winery and a modern barrel-cellar.
The harvest is traditional, done by picking the grapes by hand, followed by meticulous fruit selection. Once sorted, the grapes are placed in temperature regulated stainless steel tanks. In keeping with the Grand Cru qualification status, Château Plaisance then ages the wine in new oak barrels for 18 months. Artistic blending of the three grape varieties is one of the final steps. Two years after the harvest, the wine is bottled. The winemaking experience is long, arduous, and ultimately rewarding.
“The art of wine making is thousands of years old. Truly great wines do not come easily …”
Chateau Plaisance is committed to producing Grand Cru Wines of the best possible quality.
San Biagio (Italy)
The wine estate stands on the slopes of the San Biagio hill in La Morra, one of the eleven villages forming the area where Barolo wine is produced. The farm stretches out over 18 hectares (45 acres), and has belonged to the Roggero family for generations.
Surrounded by splendid vineyards, it enjoys a spectacular panorama opening out onto the Langhe, a range of hills packed with history and castles. Old documents preserved in the village archives show that San Biagio hill was known of as far back as the Middle Ages.
Indeed, the term Sancte Blaxius appears in a 1477 entry in the local land registry, when a Benedictine monastery
(San Biagio Priory, 1050 AD) used to grow vines here. All the estate vineyards are part of the Great Vineyards of Barolo within the Commune of La Morra: with resolution no. 21 of 15 April 1994, the village council established the boundaries of the crus recognized as being prime sites for the growing of the Nebbiolo variety used to produce Barolo wine.The old cellar is located in the original farmhouse dating back to 1923.
Here, various vintages of Barolo age in large casks stood beneath a high, narrow-vaulted brick ceiling.
A new winery was built alongside in the year 2000, equipped with a modern vinification area, and a floor underground providing the perfect surroundings for wines to mature in tonneaux and barriques, and then in the bottle.A visit to Azienda Agricola San Biagio is a moment to savour, admiring the vineyards and cellars set in a magnificent landscape, and discovering the spirit of the company in its wines.Wine-tastings, tours of the vineyards and winery, and tourist packages can be arranged, with Tiziana on hand to act as your guide in Italian and foreign languages.
Negro Giuseppe (Italy)
Giuseppe Negro’s winery is located in the heart of the Langhe, on a hill crest called “Gallina” in the municipal district of Neive, one of the most renowned areas, for the production of the typical local wines: “Vini Albesi”.
The firm is managed directly by the owner, oenologist Giorgio Negro who characterizes his production exclusively on quality; his wines are destined to the best restaurants in italy and abroad.
Paola Massa (Italy)
The Traditional Quality of the Langhe and Roero
Centuries-old ways of working, variety of soils, care and selection of the grapevine species, man and his culture…There are a lot of reasons making the Langhe and Roero , a well-known wine producing area, an emotional place.
The Azienda Agricola Paola Massa just confirms all what is said above.
Our wines are the result of vineyards situated in the best positions, of carefully selected grapevine species, of state-of-the art vinification, but above all from our way of working, which is aimed at getting that particular aroma and that particular taste typical only of quality wines.
You really feel so completely satisfied in tasting one of our wines: you will always find in them that little miracle of taste, smartness and flavour which you can find in the good old traditions of Piedmont.
Cantina Colonnella (Italy)
Colonnella is a country of the Abruzzo region rich in history and artistic beauty, thanks to the climatic characteristics that lorendono suitable to different forms of cultivation is one of the most flourishing agricultural centers of Val Vibrata.
And ‘here that in 1971, through the work of a small group of farmers, was born the Cantina Sociale Colonnella. Today, the Wine House “Colonnella” is a reality with more than 300 members that give grapes from about 400 ha, which, making use of ancient art which characterizes the true tenants cultivate the sweet and sunny hills of the Val Vibrata, precious vines and selected.
The vines are classic Trebbiano and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, the Passerina and Malvasia, to which are added the red berry vines of Merlot, Sauvignon and Pinot Cabertnet black and the white grapes of Chardonnay and Riesling. The farming systems are the traditional canopy and espalier. The annual output reaches 35,000 hl of wine.
La Cantina is the subject of the most careful treatment, both in the choice of containers, hygiene and the environment. The ability to cellar is about 60,000 hectoliters, of which 1,500 in French oak barrels, particularly suitable for the peaceful and harmonious maturity of aging fine wines.
Unmistakable flavors and genuine fruit of a generous nature and experience of the wise man.
Grandes Vinos (Spain)
To speak of Grandes Vinos is to speak of a unique land, of tradition, of sunshine, of rain, of effort and dedication… but most of all, it is to speak of passion. Passion for wine and everything that surrounds it. A passion that unites us to enjoy and share the best moments of our lives.
More than half a century ago, between 1950 and 1967, winegrowers from different municipalities of the district of Cariñena formed the cooperatives Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Villanueva de Huerva, San Roque de Alfamén, San José de Aguarón and San Bernabé de Cosuenda, as well as the Sociedad Agraria de Transformación de Cariñena, which were the beginnings of Grandes Vinos in 1997.
Behind each bottle there is a dream that has come true thanks to the union of the more than 700 families of winegrowers that make up Grandes Vinos. Sharing their hard work and know-how, to create wines that combine tradition and innovation, and have no borders.
Domaine Alexandre Bonnet
On the steepest slopes of Champagne at the gateway to Burgundy, the renowned Kimmeridgian limestone contributes its unique aromas to the wines made in the three appellations of Les Riceys. Domaine Alexandre Bonnet produces some of the most highly prized wines in the Côte des Bar. The village is nestled in the far reaches of the Laignes valley, on the borders of the Côte des Bar between Champagne and Burgundy. The rolling hillsides emerged during the Jurassic period and growers have been tending its vineyards patiently for centuries. Its name and history are plural, but its reputation is unique: Les Riceys. It is the most sought-after cru in the Côte des Bar, and the excellence of its Pinot Noirs has earned three AOCs: Champagne, Coteaux Champenois and Rosé des Riceys. Domaine Alexandre Bonnet has become the symbol and emblem of this unique terroir.