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Loire valley France
Domaine De La Vinconniere
Winemakers from father to son for over 7 generations, Sylvie and Laurent Perraud carry on the knowledge and traditions within the vineyard. Laurent Perraud practices sustainable agriculture certified Terra Vitis respecting the vines, the terroir, the environment and in order to control yields and optimize quality. The vines are planted on a clay-schist-silty and granitic soil on the most famous hillsides around the city of Clisson. Laurent produces an array of wines ranging from crisp, flinty Sauvignon Blancs and Muscadets to structured, age worthy Clissons.
Bruno et Jean Michel Pieaux
The origins of the Estate date from 1938 when Georges Pieaux bought his first AOC Vouvray plots. Since 1995, it is managed by Bruno and Jean-Michel, his two grandsons who maintained biodiversity throughout the vineyard and use farming methods that respect the terroir and the environment. On the rock of Chançay, more precisely on the Vaux valley, in the heart of the Vouvray appellation, the vines lie on clay-limestone-siliceous soils. Chenin Blanc is the predominant grape grown here and it is said that Vouvray was the favourite wine of the Kings of France.
Loire Valley France
Domaine Du Margalleau
Hailing from a great wine family in Bordeaux, Francois Lurton is an enterprising and innovative wine maker obsessed with terroir and viticulture. He is known as the Flying Winemaker in wine circles, investing and setting up wineries in south West France, Spain, Argentina and Chile.
The Mas Janeil winery and vineyards in Roussillion, South West France run along the Corbieres Massif, located on steep limestone garrigue covered slopes in the heart of the Agly Valley between the communes of Maury and Tautavel.The highest vineyards are situatedin an area called R. These vineyards are not easily accessible but the terroir is of outstanding quality producing excellent and complex wines from Syrah, Carignan, Mourvedre and Grenache grapes.
The Flacher estate, located in the arid lands of the Côtes du Rhône, covers 8 hectares on which we find the AOC Saint Joseph as the main appellation.
It is in Charnas that Gilles Flacher cultivates his vines with respect for the land, harvesting by hand, favouring small harvests in order to produce great wines of remarkable finesse.
The Flacher estate includes several grape varieties (Syrah, Marsanne, Roussane, Viognier) and several appellations (Saint Joseph, Condrieu, IGP Collines Rhodaniennes) for a total production of 35,000 bottles per year
Rhone Valley France
Chateau Du Donjon
Situated in Minervois, one of the oldest wine-producing areas in the Languedoc, Château du Donjon has been in the Panis family for 500 years. The 700 year-old Donjon, a fortified Château with a basement and sub-basement to store food and arms in case of siege, is an impressive structure, with an imposing square tower and stone walls more than two feet thick. The winery itself is built right into the Donjon.
Founded in 1628, the Domaine De La Tour Blanche Estate is run by Daniel and Estelle Klack, the 13th generation of a family of winegrowers. The winery is situated in the quaint village of Riquewihr, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, renowned for its exceptional terroir and ideal for wine growing. With just 8 hectares of vineyards excellent and crisp Riesling, Pinot and Gewurtztraminer are produced whilst 130 year old barriques are used to age their Riesling Grand Crus.
Domaine De La Tour Blanche
South Rhone Valley France
Domaine De La Graveirette
Julien Mus comes from a family of paysans, based for generations in and around the Provence village of Bédarrides, located between Orange and Avignon in the department of the Vaucluse, with Mont Ventoux to the east and the hills of Châteauneuf du Pape to the west.
After breaking a bit with tradition and heading off to Beaune to study winemaking in Burgundy, he returned and, as a young vigneron, sold his harvest to the local Cave Cooperative. In 2005, after a few years of seeing his grapes combined with everyone else’s, Julien decided to go out on his own, founding Domaine de la Graveirette.
Working organically since 2012 and biodynamically since 2015, Julien shows great care in the cultivation of his grapes and the winemaking process, harvesting by hand, not employing additives, and using minimal sulfur. All his wines, from the Châteauneuf du Papes to the IGPs Cotes du Rhones, are marked by a distinct character: refreshing acidity balanced with round, complex fruit.
An Englishman originally from South Africa, has always been a strong believer that a bottle of wine should be judged by the taste of its contents over the ‘big name’ label slapped on the front.
His philosophy can be most easily described in two parts: do things differently, and do things better. Arriving in Saint-Émilion during the ‘garage period’ in the 1990s when breaking the rules of classic Bordeaux was all the rave, Jonathan soon gained a reputation for being able to produce a range of wines which stood out just as successfully for being unique as for being top quality. Now leading dynamic teams in both Bordeaux and Napa Valley, he’s more ambitious than ever and a driving force for change.
Best of all, he loves what he does – winemaking passion is the root of his success and the expertise of him and his team is proudly displayed in every bottle.
Ask any wine lover to reel off a list of the world’s most famous wine regions, and rarely will they fail to mention Saint-Émilion or Napa Valley. Team JCP Maltus prides itself in making seriously fine wines on two continents with impressively contrasting styles. The terroirs of the estates Château Teyssier and World’s End are amongst the world’s most prestigious, but to truly tap the potential of the land requires a huge amount of respect, understanding and a special bond between man and nature.
Saint Emilion france
It’s this cultural respect for terroir and the ‘French touch’ that Jonathan and his team have so carefully brought over to Napa Valley, revealing in the wines the wonderful diversity of this beautiful landscape.
World’s End represents the beginning of Jonathan Maltus’s expansion into the Napa Valley. Jonathan Maltus, the winemaker, is one of the “rebels” in Bordeaux. His success has been built upon an ambitious, exciting, innovative and technologically advanced approach whilst strictly maintaining the vineyards “terrior”. His wines are completely influenced by experiences as ‘garagistes’ during the 90’s in Saint Emilion. Jonathan is described as ‘visionary’ by the ‘English winemaking guru’ Robert Parker. Jonathan hails from Chateau Teyssier in Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France where he produces a number of award winning wines, including the iconic Le Dome. His wines are rated 5 stars by Decanter Magazine. World’s End Wines come in two levels – Single Vineyard and Reserve Varietal, with interesting Napa Valley labels and all named after Jonathan’s favorite rock’n’roll songs.