Présentation des domaines

New wineries looking for importers

HISTORICAL

Nothing does greater justice to the history of our house – spanning three generations in Chaumuzy – than the fragile wicker nacelle with an inflated sail. Flying over Champagne in a hot-air balloon, as we like to do, anchors us down to this terroir. We take it to heart to express tradition and exception through the quality and finesse of our productions. Our family passion for traveling in hot-air balloons is akin to that which makes us gather in the vineyards, around the great grape press and in the cellars where we elaborate the cuvées of the house Salmon.

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Weingut Gindorf is an exciting boutique winery run by an American expat family – nestled among the slate hills of Germany’s Mosel Valley in the picturesque town of Lieser, between Piesport and Bernkastel-Kues.

Our owners, Pam and John Pfeiffer, moved from Houston, Texas to Germany for their day jobs in the energy industry eight years ago. While touring Europe’s wine regions they quickly fell in love with the incomparable vineyards of the Mosel. They acquired the property in this historic wine village in 2016, where three generations of the family now live and work on the estate.

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JEAN-HUGUES GROS

• After studying in Burgundy, Jean-Hugues worked in
different wine regions as Provence, Douro, Sonoma Valley,
Bordeaux and Champagne.
• He came back in the Douro Valley in 1999, as winemaker
for a medium size Portwine company.
• The Odisseia Wines project started in 2004, buying grapes
to small growers
• Now, Jean-Hugues produces more than 90.000 liters each
year and is also winemaker for other 10 wineries of the
region

RHONE

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«Pierre Amadieu winery bought Domaine les Hautes Cances in Cairanne. The vineyard consists of 4 hectares of vines in the Côtes du Rhône appellation and 12.5 hectares in the Cairanne appellation. The wines produced express the diversity of the terroirs, which is recognized as a Cru des Côtes du Rhône since 2016.

Only the Col du Débat cuvée comes from a single vineyard selection, which flourish on the Cairanne hill, at high altitude, exposed to the Mistral; this maximizes the freshness we want in this wine.

We wish to preserve the same winegrower spirit, as we have been doing on our estate in Gigondas for 90 years, by seeking the best expression of the terroir. We are also pursuing the sustainable growing methods initiated by the previous owners. We now started to convert into organic farming.»

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«This family farm has existed for three generations with our grandfather François who began planting vineyards in Côte Rotie in the 60’s. Our father André who continued planting vines on the appellation with an area of 1,5ha and the continuation done with Mickael and Nicolas who are installed since 2009 and who have 4ha of vineyard located on the commune of Tupin Semons. »

BOURGOGNE

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« My estate is loacted at Peronne, in the south of Burgundy and in the north of Mâconnais. It now covers 16ha only using green manure.

My dream, to do the job I love, to get close of nature and make my own wine. I created my own domaine in 2010 with only 3 ha. In 2012 , I developed my surface and I managed to exploit 8ha all in Mâcon Villages appellation. Gradually and throw hard work, I manage today to carry my domain of 16 ha. »

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“Domaine Metrat et Fils is approved Terra Vitis for more than 12 years. For 3 years, spraying against vine diseases has been carried out with organic products.  Regular use of horsetail, nettle and consoud manure to fortify the vines, which eliminates the need for chemical fertilizer. In 2019 we reintroduced the horse on the farm, in particular, to plow the vines in Chiroubles. In addition to this, you need to know more about it. Conscientious and disciplined artisanal producer, Bernard METRAT is fortunate to have only half of the remarkable climat of Roilette, in the Fleurie appellation, bordering on the Moulin-à-Vent cru.As the value of the terroir has not yet in Beaujolais a great influence on the selling prices, one will find at his place, at the same price as elsewhere, « Fleuries » of an exceptional breed if one waits for four or five. years before consuming them. In addition to this, you need to know more about it. Grape variety and vineyard Number of bottles per year: 45000 Planted area: 9 hectares (Red: 9) Harvesting method: Manual Average age of the vines: 40 years

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LOIRE

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«The Domaine Champeau is located in the town of Saint-Andelain and has been cultivating its 21 hectares of vines on different types of soil: siliceous clay, flinty clay, small oyster marl and clay-limestone for three generations, from father to son until 1942.

We have been running our vineyard in a sustainable manner for several years. This is reflected in the regular and meticulous monitoring of our vines. We are committed to the vines and their cycle while remaining respectful of the fauna and our terroirs.»

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« Our 12 ha estate is located in the town of Pouilly sur Loire, the vines are planted on clay-limestone and soils, facing south-west. For more than 20 years Gilles CHOLLET worked in the vineyard until he took over his father’s business to develop it with his wife. At the end of his studies in june 2010 our son Séverin comes to work on the Domain. We personnaly take care of the wine marking. The know-how, the equipement and the modern oenological techniques allow to preserve all subtlely of our Pouilly Fumé until your glass.»

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 « Jacques Demars is an entrepreneur passionated by the oenology. For respecting the family tradition, he decided to buy a viticulture estate of 20 hectares for his two daughters, Helene and Claire, descendants of a famous winegrowing Gosset family.

Predominantly planted with 30 year old vines, the Demars family Domain is located in the heart of the Loire valley, in Cravant les Coteaux, one of the best of the villages making Chinon wines.

We cultivate our vines, we vinify and age our wine and also bottle and market our own production. The combination of our terroir, the know-how, and sustainable vine cultivation preserve the quality of the wine. The quality of our work, the respect of our “terroir” and the local environment are regulated by the Charter of “Independent Winegrowers”.

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« At the beginning of the century, my great-grandparents bought the Pounière, which became a breeding polyculture farm. My grandparents continued the operation as well as my parents. The farm consisted of 5 hectares of vines and one goat farm. It was in 1988 that I arrived on the farm after studying wine viticulture.Today, we have abolished the breeding and expanded the vineyard to 27 hectares, which represents about 1700 hl of wine. My vineyard is planted on a clay-limestone soil allowing to obtain soft and fruity wines or even keeping according to the years and the grape variety. I ensure traditional winemaking in order to offer the best quality for the clientele. I receive with my wife on the farm.”

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« Domaine de la Gauterie, located in the Loire Valley, is a family business created in 1990 and managed by Etienne JADEAU. Covering an area of ​​22 ha, there are all the emblematic grape varieties of the Loire such as Chenin and Grolleau. A wide range is vinified at the Domaine, white, red and rosé, in a traditional way while using more modern techniques such as temperature control, always with the desire to obtain quality wines with a maximum of fruit. The work in the vines is carried out with respect for the environment and the Domaine was certified as a High Environmental Value operation in 2019. I like to share the passion of my profession around a glass of wine, pleasant wines, simple, full of freshness, thanks to which we can travel on the banks of the Loire, the last wild river in France.”

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Emmanuel Charrier is a passionate winemaker. He tries to product according to the soil and vines to fully expressed “Terroir” and grape varieties.

The vineyard of Epineau occupies hillsides and trays on the Loire Valley. 
9 hectares of vineyards belong to 2 different AOC: 2,3 ha in Pouilly Fumé and 6.5 ha in Coteaux du Giennois (5 ha of Sauvignon, 1.3 ha of Pinot noir, 0.5 ha of Gamay).

Emmanuel attempts a lot to work the soils and the vines. He wants to produce in respect of nature for the environmental protection. The grape harvests are realized at the optimal maturity.

Sauvignon can express all its freshness and minerality and reds (Gamay, Pinot noir) their fruity and lightness.

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« Pont du gué estate is a family estate stretching over 17 hectares of vines in the heart of the Loire Valley in the Bourgueil appellation. Our wines are made from Cabernet Franc grape and are made with traditional vinification. The Domaine opted for HVE level 3 certification in 2019. Our terroirs are made up of clay-siliceous and sandy soils.”

ALSACE

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«Wine growers, Julien and Aurélie Mauler represent the third generation of this family exploitation situated in Mittelwihr at the heart of the pearls of the Alsatian vineyard. The domain was established in 1935 by Paul and Alice Mauler with 1,5 hectares of vineyard. At that time, the wine was resold in barrels to traders. It is in 1960 that Jean Paul and Yvette Mauler market the first bottles.Following a long wine-producing tradition, we only sell wines from our own production. Situated on nearly 7.5 hectares in the vicinity of Mittelwihr, our vines are carefully worked using both traditional methods and modern cultivating techniques, respecting the vines and the environment.

We produce all seven varieties of the Alsatian region: Sylvaner, Riesling, Muscat d’Alsace, Pinots Blanc, Gris and -Noir and Gewurztraminer. Seven sins to enjoy with any occasion…Thanks to our careful processing at all stages, the quality of our products has become well-known among the finest connoisseurs.»

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«EBLIN’s and FUCHS are a very old wine growing family and they have had family ties since 1956 of 11,5ha. 

Our wine growing process turns on the Alsatian tradition: closely planted vines, green covering and plugging according to the organic vine growing and agrobiodynamy principles certified by the DEMETER label and strictly controlled by Ecocert, and low yields.  We consider the life of the soils as the very important component.The wine harvest is manual, after a series of sorting out; the grapes are entirely pressed on a pneumatic wine press. The elaboration in oak barrels proves that we don’t evade any qualitative stage.The wines are kept on fine sediment. They take advantage of one year maturing in barrels to find their natural stability, because we want them to be easily digested and beneficial.»

BORDEAUX

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The Château Cap Léon Veyrin has been family-owned since 1810 when the Château Cap Léon and the Veyrin estates were joined. The vineyard of Cap Veyrin actually thrones on the higher land of Listrac Médoc, and thus boasts ideal natural drainage and sun exposure.

Nathalie and Julien Meyre are the 6th generation of this Médoc family of winegrowers to manage the property. The family traditions are perpetuated with care : predominance of Merlot, fining with egg white, ageing for 12 months in barrels, hand-picking for the harvest of the youngest and oldest vines. Nathalie and Julien now bring their own new experience and dynamic to this well-known Cru Bourgeois of the Médoc.

AWARDS AND PRESS COMMENTS

Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Robert Parker, Tasted Journal…

HISTORICAL

Benoit, a former rugby player, rowed the Atlantic alone and unassisted. In 2016, he decided to realize his dream: to become a winemaker. His motto: Nothing is impossible. Maud, his wife, former CFO in a large construction group, lover of good wines. His motto: Many can lift mountains.

If the first vines were planted around 1730 on the property, today, Château La Brande, consists of 20 hectares of clay and limestone hillsides facing south. The vine has been cultivated according to the principles of organic farming since 2009 and certification was obtained in 2015.

In 2018, the winemakers wished to follow through on the process by promoting the use of recycled products (bottles, labels, cartons, etc.) by reducing the use of copper in favor of algae and natural essences, by investing in adequate equipment and promoting the development of biodiversity (Grassing, green manure, establishment of hives and nesting boxes for bats). HVE (High Environnemental Value) certification was obtained in 2018.

4 grapes varieties are planted on the property: for reds the Merlots and Cabernets Francs, for whites Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris.

LANGUEDOC

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« Our family vineyard of 3 generations, is located in Causses et Veyran, a small village in the South of France, in Languedoc, in the Saint- Chinian appellation. Our estate is located in the heart of the village, within the old walls of a very spacious cellar dating from 1890. After the restructuring of the vineyard in 2003 and the planting of new grape varieties such as Viognier and Mourvèdre, we have adopted the work of our 22 hectares in Bio, which we continue to harvest by hand. »

ITALIE

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« Deep in the quiet of Umbria’s countryside, Le Cerque is an oasis of peace surrounded by 22 hectares of park, partly dedicated to our own production of olive oil and wine. 

Le Cerque uses only natural products for the treatment of its plants, in full respect of the biodiversity of the territory.Love for nature pushes Damiano and his collaborators to fully embrace sustainable agriculture practices, creating high quality products that respect the environment and human health. »

ESPAGNE

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« This is the project of the family that was formed when Bryan MacRobert turned up one day in Rioja to join the Canals family. We are thus MACROBERT & CANALS. It may come as a surprise to see the union between an oenologist born in Cape Town and a family whose members come from the most diverse corners of Spain (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Madrid, Tarragona) and have been living in La Rioja for over forty years (where the youngest members are now from). »