Château Colombe Peylande – www.colombe-peylande.com
The lesser known commune of Cussac-Fort-Médoc was part of Saint-Julien until the early 1900’s with pedigree to match.
Fabrice Dedieu-Benoit is the 5th generation to look after this 6 hectares family domain. The wines exert classic Bordelais refinement without artifice.
Château Deyrem Valentin – www.chateau-deyrem-valentin.com
Two sisters, Sylvie and Christel run with great enthusiasm this tiny 4 hectares domain in Margaux. This family domain trace its origins back to 1730 and enjoys the same soil geology of its illustrious neighbours… at a fraction of their prices!
SAINT ESTEPHE – SAINT JULIEN
Château Ségur de Cabanac www.segur-de-cabanac.com
Château Moulin de la Rose www.moulindelarose.com
The eight generation born into a wine grower family, Jean-Francois Delon-seconded by respected consultant Eric Boissenot -crafts excellent terroir—driven wines from his family properties; 7,07 ha in St Estèphe and 4,80 in St Julien.
Château la Gravière – www.vignobles-labuzan.fr
A 12 hectare family domain in the heart of Graves, run by brothers Denis and Thierry Labuzan. Their wine hails from 30 years old vines with a rather atypical blend for the region that produces a fruit driven style of wine aged in 50 % new oak for 14 months.
Château Coutet – www.queyronpindefleurs.com – Organic
Château Coutet is established on the first hill of Saint-Émilion, walking distance from the heart of the village. It might be sharing the same location as his illustrious neighbours but here the terroir is definitely unique. One particularity being that the vineyard enjoys a meso climate allowing for an impressive biodiversity with the whole domain being organic certified. Handed down from generation to generation, Coutet has been intimately related to the David Beaulieu family for at least 400 years! The wines here are produced under massal selection and with varieties nowadays almost unheard of in the area. This is Saint Emilion as genuine at is should be not only with the work done in the vineyard but also in the cellar. And upon meeting the vigneron one can appreciate how passionate a vigneron can be about his land.
Vignobles Bouldy – www.chateaubellegravepomerol.com – Organic
A small family holding of 8.2 hectares taking its name from Pomerol’s soils, which are composed of “Grave” (stones). The estate produces very consistent quality wines enhanced by owner Jean -Marc’s advocation to organic farming. Certification was obtained in 2009.
BORDEAUX – ENTRE DEUX MERS
Château Jean Faux – www.chateaujeanfaux.com – Organic
The vignoble is situated on the southern banks of the Dordogne river on slopes facing Castillon and Saint Emilion. Under the Collote family owership since the early 2OOO’s, Pascal Collote was in a previous life part owner of a respected cooperage company. With his expertise and the desire to create wines of typicity they enrolled Derencourt consultancy and decided to create wines organically and close to the expression of their terroir. The Jean Faux name refers to the first local proprietor of the domain back in the 17th century.
BORDEAUX – COTE DE CASTILLON
Château Fontbaude – www.fontbaude.com – Organic
Brothers Christian and Yannick are two passionate vignerons at the helm of this family property established in 1969 by their father. They were convinced about the benefits of organic viticulture way before gaining their certification in 2012. The Tradition is unoaked whilst the Vieilles Vignes are up to 50 years old and barrel matured for 12 months.