News Archives: France

On Top of the World – Château de Pibarnon in Bandol

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 “Château de Pibarnon is one of Bandol’s best estates.” -The Wine Spectator When thinking of the ideal for a domaine, the image conjured is one of a solitary estate, perched atop a hill, overlooking pastoral vineyards, humbly making world class wines vintage after vintage. It is an ideal that is increasingly rare in the world. … Read More

Champagne Egly-Ouriet: Power and Elegance in Ambonnay

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As difficult as it might be to imagine, there once was a time when the term ‘Grower Champagne’ was not an integral part of the wine drinker’s lexicon. It was a time when the Champagne mind share was dominated by the ubiquitous Grand Marques. For the musically inclined, they were perhaps the Milli Vanilli of … Read More

Moussé Fils: Meunier through Tragedy and Triumph

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  An hour east of Paris in Champagne’s Vallee de la Marne, lies the pastoral village of Cuisles. The vineyards here are exceptionally steep and surrounded by the most beautiful landscape in Champagne. This village is home to Cédric Moussé, one of Champagne’s young heroes, and is the setting for his family’s story of tragedy … Read More

Homage and Legacy at Pierre Péters

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The story of the Pierre Péters estate is one of commitment, reconciliation, and above all passion for the land and legacy. The Péters family has been growing grapes in Les Mesnil-sur-Oger since 1858. In 1919 Camille Péters, started to bottle his own wines under the Camille Péters label and a new estate was born. In … Read More