Domaine Deliance, Givry and Cremant

Region: BurgundyBenjamin and Florent Dananchet represent the fourth generation to produce wines at what is now a 1 Domaine Deliance is situated in Dracy-le-Fort, two kilometres from the village of Givry. The estate has 15 hectares of vineyard and they specialize in sparkling wines. The Crémant is produced in exactly the same way as Champagne…

Domaine Michel Cheveau, Pouilly-Fuissé

Region: BurgundyDomaine Michel Cheveau is a 14 hectare family estate run by Nicolas Cheveau, his brother Julien and wife Aurelie. The family cellars are on the outskirts of the village of Fuissé, being built only five years ago as a result of the family house getting too cramped (although Trois terroir is still fermented in…

Chateau de Chemilly, Chablis

Region: BurgundyTwo young brothers Loic and Yannick Vilain have breathed new life into this 50 year old domaine in the south eastern corner of Chablis. Here the wines take on a little more fruit weight and careful viticulture is required to retain the essential minerality of the region, which is done with aplomb. The soil…

Domaine Camille Braun, Orschwihr

Region: AlsaceCamille Braun founded the estate in the southern village of Orschwihr in the 1960s with 5 hectares of vineyards planted in and around the village. The fruit was always hand harvested and fermented in his cellar in the village, and his simple, light-footed approach to winemaking suited the warmer, limestone rich soils his vines…

Chardoisie, Cher Valley

Region: LoireThierry Merlet is a Loire winemaker who has completed vintages all over the world, one of the more recent being with Petaluma in Australia. We worked with him in the creation of this wonderfully fresh and aromatic Touraine Sauvignon Blanc. The estate is south of Tours and has a wide variety of terroirs to…

Domaine Thomas Labaille, Sancerre

Region: LoireDomaine Thomas Labaille is located in the village of Chavignol, which is the heart of Sancerre. Jean-Paul Labaille has taken on the estate from his parents-in-law, having spent his vacations assisting during the harvest, and is now working towards organic certification. His aim is to produce the style of wine that gave Sancerre its…

Manoir de la Tete Rouge, Saumur Puy Notre Dame

Region: LoireTete Rouge is located in the newly defined Puy-Notre-Dame sub-zone of Saumur in the heart of the village. There are 13 hectares of vineyards planted to Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Pineau d’Aunis and concentrated on chalk and clay, typical of the region. The vineyards here are in amazing locations and the exposure and microclimates…

Ludovic Chanson, Montlouis

Region: Loire2009 was Ludovic’s first solo vintage and his wines show the precision and purity of an assured hand. We first tasted his wines at Millesime Bio 2011 in Montpellier and they instantly caught our attention amongst the thousands of others on show. He has taken over a small 7 hectare domaine in Montlouis, which…

Camille Saves, Champagne

Region: ChampagneCamille Savès is a family run Champagne house in the village of Bouzy making small quantities of finely crafted Champagne. The fruit is sourced from the family’s own 10 hectares of vineyard, which include Grand Cru parcels in the communes of Bouzy, Ambonnay and Tours-sur-Marne. In addition, the vineyards are run according to the…

Vincent Caillé, Fey d’Homme, Muscadet

Region: Loire ValleyVincent has the brightness of eye and jaunty sweater we like in our winemakers. His passion is uncontained and the wines he produces show this, and indeed the level of complexity that the Gneiss and Gabbro soils of the region can produce. He uses lees ageing, large vessels, extended ageing in tank and…