2 French Wines. Discover what s on offer The UK wine market holds significant opportunities for the large variety and diversity of the French wine offer. Yet, it is currently a difficult and competitive market to break into. The aim of the French Trade Commission is to assist trade development between France and the UK by offering different types of services to French wine producers looking to export into the UK market. These include B2B events in the form of themed wine tastings, seminars and discussion days. We are also here to facilitate business opportunities and revive the connection between British consumers and French wine and as such, we are pleased to send you this new catalogue listing 16 French wine producers from various regions of France, all of whom are looking for representation in the UK. You will find in this catalogue a new approach to put you in touch seamlessly with these expanding companies, with a two page profile on each wine-grower detailing their range, and their rewards, with further specific information on one particular wine they have chosen to put in the spotlight. We have also included at the end of the catalogue a full index listing all the wines available in this catalogue. Seven different producing wine regions have been defined as follows: Bordeaux Champagne Languedoc Loire Provence Rhône Valley South West Should you be interested in obtaining more information or samples from any of the companies, please let us know. Alternatively, you can contact them directly, but please do keep us informed of any developments. These companies would welcome any feedback on their products to assist in the development of their export strategy. We hope this may be of interest and will be in touch in a couple of weeks for your thoughts, which we will then feedback to the producers. Lysanne Desroches Trade Adviser Wine & Spirits Tel : +44 (0) French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE London Haymarket SW1Y 4SP London Pandora Mistry Design : Trade Adviser Benjamin Huet Wine & Spirits Trade Development Assistant Tel : +44 (0) Tel : +44 (0)
3 Index BORDEAUX Châteaux Cailley DWL France Coop de Lugon Château Saint-Marc Médoc Export Uni Médoc Cave de Monségur Prodiffu CHAMPAGNE Laforge Testa LANGUEDOC Domaine Jean Gleizes LOIRE VALLEY Domaine Valéry Renaudat PROVENCE Domaine du Dragon Domaine de l Hermitage RHÔNE VALLEY Domaine Jaume Domaine des 5 Sens SOUTH WEST Lionel Osmin WINE LIST... 52
4 Bordeaux With some of the most celebrated vineyards in the world, the appellation of Bordeaux provides excellent-value and accessible wines from this world-famous region. Discover cooperatives like Les Vignerons d Uni Medoc introducing Château Clément Saint Jean. Coop de Lugon offers a vast and superb range of château wines such as Château Jeanrousse. Les Vignerons réunis de Monségur have put Château Grand Marchand in the spotlight. Authenticity, terroir, solidarity, generousity and simplicity are what best describe the philosophy of Prodiffu. Medoc-Export owns 550 hectares of vineyards in Haut Medoc, Listrac-Medoc, Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac and Moulis. Château Cailley has been a family-run estate since Château St Marc is located in the heart of Sauternes. Situated on one of the best terroirs in the Medoc, Château Panigon produces red wines aged in oak.
5 Bordeaux 1 Châteaux Cailley Châteaux Cailley has been a family property since They are passionate about their craft, upholding tradition and remaining a family-run business. Contact Evelyne Cailley 12, rue de la Ruade, BP 28, Saint-Sulpice et Cameyrac Tel: Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Château Le Maine Martin, Old Vines Bordeaux Supérieur 65% Merlot 35% Cabernet Château Le Maine Martin, New Generation Bordeaux Supérieur 65% Merlot 35% Cabernet Château de Frégent Bordeaux Red: 65% Merlot 35% Cabernet Rosé: 50% Merlot 50% Cabernet Red: 3.35 Rosé: 3.40 Le Frégent Bordeaux 75% Sémillon 20% Sauvignon 5% Muscadelle 3.00 Château Toulouze, Grande Cuvée Graves de Vayres The company: 80% Merlot 20% Cabernet Awards Ex-cellar price Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 83/ Gold Medal Challenge Elu Prix Plaisir Bettane et Desseauve Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 86/100 Independent Winegrower 35 ha ,900 hl 17% Export FRENCH WINES Page 5
6 Bordeaux Producer s choice: Château Toulouze 2008 Information Appellation: AOC Graves de Vayres Grapes: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Maturation: Ageing in stainless steel vats Total Production: 10,000 bottles Ex-cellar price: 4.55 Cellar potential: 8 to 10 years Notes Page 6 FRENCH WINES
7 Bordeaux 2 DWL France Chateau de Panigon is a 53 hectare domaine situated in the Civrac-En-Médoc commune. The domaine has been in existence since It is on one of the best terroirs in the Médoc with ideal conditions for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Contact Georges Dadda DWL France, Château de Panigon Civrac-en-Médoc Tel: Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Ex-cellar price Château de Panigon AOC Médoc cru bourgeois 45% Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Merlot % Petit-Verdot Château Amour AOC Médoc 45% Cabernet Sauvignon 50% Merlot % Petit-Verdot The company: Independent Winegrower 2,500 hl 53 ha 15% Export FRENCH WINES Page 7
8 Bordeaux Producer s choice: Château de Panigon 2009 Information Appellation: AOC Médoc cru bourgeois 2009 Grapes: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot, 5% Petit-Verdot Maturation: 12 months in french oak barrels Total Production: 135,000 bottles Ex-cellar price: 4.90 Cellar potential: 5 to 10 years Tasting Jancis Robinson: Rate 16 Notes Page Events Location Dates ProWein Düsseldorf March Vinexpo Hong-Kong May FRENCH WINES
9 Bordeaux 3 Coop de Lugon The Union de Producteurs de Lugon was founded in 1937 by a group of winegrower entrepreneurs. The cooperative is run by a 140 entrepreneurs working on 940 ha of vineyards. Their winery combines Bordeaux winemaking tradition with modern techniques in order to guarantee quality and satisfy their customers. The UDP Lugon, located in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region, is one of the main wineries that produces and distributes prestigious appellations such as Canon Fronsac, Fronsac, Bordeaux Supérieur, Bordeaux Rosé and Bordeaux. Contact Didier Toulemond 6 rue Louis Pasteur ; Lugon Tel: Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Awards Ex-cellar price Château Tour Sauvalade Bordeaux Merlot > 50% Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage 2010 Concours des Grands Vins de France - Mâcon 2011: Bronze Medal 2.30 Clos des Moines Bordeaux Supérieur Merlot Vintage 2009 Gold Medal Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2012, Rate 81/ Prétexte Bordeaux Rosé Cabernet 2.20 Oratio Canon Fronsac 95% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc 3.30 Grandes Versannes Crémant de Bordeaux 60% Sauvignon Blanc 40% Sémillon 5 The company: Cooperative 55,000 hl 940 ha 10% Export FRENCH WINES Page 9
10 Bordeaux Producer s choice: Château Jeanrousse Information Appellation: Fronsac AOC Grapes: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc Maturation: 12 months in barrels U.S., 1/3 new barrels, 1/3 1 wine, 1/3 2 wine Total Production: 30,000 bottles Ex-cellar price: 3.30 Cellar potential: 5 to 8 years Vintage 2009 Guide Gilbert et Gaillard 2012, Rate 82/100 Notes Page 10 FRENCH WINES
11 Bordeaux 4 Château Saint-Marc Château Saint-Marc is situated in Barsac, the heart of the Sauternes region. Manager, Didier Laulan was the former owner of the neighboring estate, Château Broustet, which was classified as a second "cru classé" in The Laulan family have owned of Château Saint-Marc for over 200 years. Heir to a long line of winegrowers, Didier Laulan is a master blender who has made fine wine for the past 35 years. Contact Guillaume Forcade Château Saint-Marc, Barsac Tel: Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Awards Ex-cellar price Château Saint-Marc 2007 Barsac- Sauternes 85% Semiilon 10% Sauvignon 5% Muscadelle Vintage 2009: Gold medal concours de Bordeaux Lion Blanc de Saint- Marc 2010 Graves Blanc 50% Semillon 50% Sauvignon 5.90 Brochon 2009 Graves Rouge Merlot 4.15 The company Independent Winegrower 20 ha 5% Export FRENCH WINES Page 11
12 Bordeaux Producer s choices: Lion Blanc de Saint-Marc & Château Saint-Marc Informations Appellation: Graves (Blanc; Portets) Grapes: 50% Semillon, 50% Sauvignon Maturation: Fermented and matured in oak barrels for 6 months Total Production: 4,000 bottles (2010) Ex-cellar price: 5.90 Informations Appellation: Barsac (Sauternes) Grapes: 85% Semillon, 15% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle Maturation: 1 year in barrels (25% new) and 1 year in vat Total Production: 2,000 bottles (2005, first wine) Ex-cellar price: Notes Page 12 FRENCH WINES
13 Bordeaux 5 Médoc Export The company Cooperative 350 winegrowers 3,500,000 bottles 550 ha The Union des Caves de Medoc is a large cooperative incorporating 6 to 8 Médoc cellars: Cave Canterayne in Saint-Sauveur, Cave La Paroisse in St-Seurin de Cadourne, Viticulteurs de Fort-Médoc in Cussac, Cave Grand Listrac, Marquis de St-Estèphe, Chatellenie de Vertheuil and Cave La Rose Pauillac. They own 550 hectares of vineyards in Haut- Médoc, Listrac-Médoc, Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac and Moulis, producing the equivalent of bottles with various leading brands like La Rose Pauillac, Marquis de Saint-Estèphe, Grand Listrac, La Paroisse, Canterayne, Fort Médoc, and a large choice of châteaux wines all bottled at the winery. Contact Jacques Tachou 21 avenue de Soulac Listrac Médoc Tel: Fax: Producer s choices: 1. M Séduction 2009 Informations Appellation: AOC Haut-Médoc Grapes: 55 % Merlot, 45 % Cabernet Sauvignon Maturation: in thermoregulated stainless steel vats Total Production: 200,000 bottles Ex-cellar price: 3.90 FRENCH WINES Page 13
14 Bordeaux 2. Château Vieux Moulin 2009 Informations Appellation: AOC Listrac-Médoc Grapes: 58 % Merlot, 35 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 % Petit Verdot Maturation: 12 months in oak barrels Ex-cellar price: Château Léo de Prades Informations Appellation: AOC Saint-Estèphe Grapes: 70 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 % Merlot Maturation: 12 months in barrels (new oak barrels : 70%) Ex-cellar price: 6.40 Notes Page 14 FRENCH WINES
15 Bordeaux 6 Les Vignerons d Uni-Médoc Uni-Médoc is a cooperative established since Representing 22% of the AOC Médoc, including 3 Crus Bourgeois, the cooperative is also certified IFS/BRC/Iso Contact Marie-Dominique Saint-Martin 14, Route de Soulac, BP 25, Gaillan-en-Médoc Tel: Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Awards Ex-cellar price De Bensse 2009 AOC Médoc 65% Merlot 35% Cabernet Gold - Berlin Château aux Quatre Vents 2007 AOC Médoc 65% Merlot 35% Cabernet Bronze - Bordeaux 09 Vinalies Price Château la Roche Dorée 2008 AOC Médoc 50% Cabernet Sauvignon Silver - Bordeaux The company Cooperative 60,000 hl 1,200 ha 16% Export FRENCH WINES Page 15
16 Bordeaux Producer s choice: Château Clément Saint-Jean, Cru Bourgeois 2009 Information Appellation: AOC Médoc Grapes: 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon Maturation: 9 months in oak barrels Total Production: 99,662 bottles Ex-cellar price: 4.90 Cellar potential: 5 to 7 years The Real Bordeaux : Cru Bourgeois 2009 (Neal Martin, erobertparker.com) : Superb. 90/100 Since 1996, the estate has been successfully run and managed directly by the winery. Notes Page 16 FRENCH WINES
17 Bordeaux 7 Les Vignerons Réunis de Monségur The Monségur Cellars date back to Henry IIIrd, story has it that his wife Eleanor de Provence liked to stay at the chateaux where she enjoyed the wines immensely! In 1935 a group of wine growers decided to join forces to overcome the problem of buying the necessary material for their vines and wine making. The following year 15 pioneering growers formed the Monségur Cooperative, the first harvest was a qualified success which inspired other growers to join them. The second world war only reinforced the solidarity of these growers, it wasn t uncommon for the wives to man the vineyard if the husbands were away at war. The Monségur Cellars have never stopped evolving and adapting and today they boast nearly 200 members who all care passionately about their products and their customers. Contact Valérie Gosselin 1 Grand Champ, Le Puy Tel: Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Ex-cellar price Château Grand Billard 2010 AOC Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot 2.50 Château Tuilerie Pagès 2010 AOC Bordeaux, AOC Entre-Deux-Mers Red: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon White: Sauvignon, Sémillon Red: 2.25 White: 2.35 Bongo AOC Bordeaux Sauvignon, Sémillon 2.50 Konga AOC Bordeaux Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon 2.50 Djembé AOC Bordeaux Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon 2.50 Château Bellevue Marchand 2010 AOC Bordeaux Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc 2.35 The company: Cooperative 80,000 hl 1,300 ha 72 % FRENCH WINES Page 17
18 Bordeaux Producer s choice: Château Grand Marchand 2010 Informations Appellation: AOC Bordeaux Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Maturation: Inox vat Total Production: 157,000 bottles Ex-cellar price: 2.40 Cellar potential: 4 years Silver Medal Florida Challenge 2012 Events Location Dates Notes ProWein Horeca Life (Wine Life) Düsseldorf Bruxelles March March Wine Fair Miami September Page 18 FRENCH WINES
19 Bordeaux 8 Prodiffu Founded in 1967, over the past 40 years Union Prodiffu has become one of the main wine producers in the Bordeaux region. AUTHENTICITY, TERROIR, SOLIDARITY, GENEROUSITY and SIMPLICITY are what best describe their philosophy. The winegrowers are proud of their terroirs and aim to please winelovers, generation after generation. Famille Excellor is a range of wines produced by passionate winemakers, appreciated by all for all occasions. Contact Pauline Dufour 17/19 Route des vignerons, Landerrouat Tel: / Fax: / Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Awards Ex-cellar price Benjamin d'excellor IGP de l'atlantique White: 100% Sauvignon Red: 100% Merlot / Red: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon White 2010: Bronze Bordeaux 2011 Red (merlot) 2010: Gold Paris Les Veyriers AOC Entre- Sauvignon, Semillon, 2.25 Château Roberpérots 2010 AOC Bordeaux Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc 2.32 Excellor AOC Bordeaux White: 100% Sauvignon Rosé: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc Red: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon White 2010: Gold Paris 2011 Rosé 2010: Silver Bordeaux 2011 Red 2009: Bronze Bordeaux Ainara 2010 AOC Bordeaux (into organic conversion) Merlot Cabernet Franc 2.87 The company: Cooperative 280,000 hl 4,500 ha FRENCH WINES Page 19
20 Bordeaux Producer s choice: Excellor 2010 Information Appellation: AOC Bordeaux Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Maturation: Traditional wine-making in stainless steel vats Total Production: 70,000 bottles Ex-cellar price: Events Location Dates Notes Vinisud Montpellier February ProWein Düsseldorf March London International Wine Fair London May Vinexpo Hong-Kong May Page 20 FRENCH WINES
21 Champagne Discover the passion of the wine growers for their craft and their pride in growing, producing and commercializing champagnes of character. Laforge-Testa, in the Marne Valley, has been a family-run domaine since 1913.
22 Champagne 9 Laforge Testa Laforge Testa, in the Marne Valley, has been a family run domaine since The vines are 30 years old on average. Great vintages are achieved through traditional vinfication of the best quality grapes. The wines are released after a minimum of 4 years. Contact Armelle Testa Le Val de la Cave, BP 22, Charly-sur-Marne Tel: Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Awards Ex-cellar price Brut Rosé Champagne 70% Pinot noir 30% Chardonnay Guide Dussert-Gerber 2012 Flavours from France, 90/ Brut Vintage 2000 Champagne 55% Pinot noir 45% Chardonnay Guide Dussert-Gerber 2012 Flavours from France, 89/ Brut Grande Réserve Champagne 50% Pinot noir 40% Chardonnay Guide Dussert-Gerber 2012 Flavours from France, 85/ The company Winegrower 50,000 bottles 5 ha 5% Export Page 22 FRENCH WINES
23 Champagne Producer s choice: Brut grande réserve Information Appellation: Champagne brut grande réserve Grapes: 50% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot meunier Maturation: Vat and 5 year cellar ageing Total Production: 30,000 bottles Ex-cellar price: Cellar potential: 5 years Flavours from France Sept.2011, 85/100 Notes 2012 Event Location Dates Professionnal Fair, Ubifrance Parma May FRENCH WINES Page 23
24 Languedoc The Pays d Oc covers the whole area between the Rhône delta and the Spanish border. Domaine Jean Gleizes is a domaine to watch for the future, farmed sustainably and with a very low carbon footprint.
25 Languedoc 10 Domaine Jean Gleizes Domaine JEAN GLEIZES is a 58 hectare estate at Ouveillan in the Languedoc producing Vin de Pays d Oc. The estate has been producing wine for over 600 years, and was bought in 2005 by Pierre-Philippe Callegarin, a winemaker from St Emilion. This is a domaine to watch for the future. Pierre-Philippe has made substantial investments, particularly in the vineyard where soil analysis and careful clone/rootstock selection match terroir to variety to optimise quality potential. The estate is farmed sustainably and has a very low carbon footprint, consuming half the typical energy consumption of an equivalent domaine. A range of wines are produced including value varietals and blends, and Ovilius, the estate s flagship wine. Pierre Philippe also continues as 4th generation winemaker at his family estate in St Emilion, Château Grand Clocher and Château de l Annonciation, a rich, concentrated St Emilion Grand Cru. Contact Alice McLeod Dumas Domaine Jean Gleizes, 2 Ave de Capestang, Ouveillan Tel: Tel (2): Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Ovilius IGP Pays d'oc Red: Syrah/Grenache White: Chardonnay Colombet IGP Pays d'oc Red: Syrah/Carignan/Grenache Rosé: Grenache/Syrah/Cinsault White: Chardonnay/Sauvignon/Vermentino Varietals IGP Pays d'oc Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah Whites: Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Dry Muscat Gris de Gris IGP Pays d'oc Gris de Gris The company: Independent Winegrower 3,000 hl 58 ha 15% Export FRENCH WINES Page 25
26 Languedoc Producer s choice: Ovilius (red) Information Appellation: Vin de Pays d'oc Grapes: 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache Maturation: 12 months in oak barrels Total Production: 10,000 bottles Cellar potential: 5 to 8 years A powerful Syrah/Grenache blend with deep colour, generous fruit and velvety tannins. Notes Page 26 FRENCH WINES 2012 Event Location Dates Vinisud Montpellier February
27 Loire Valley The Loire is a region synonymous with diversity, with all styles of wines produced here. The Central Vineyards are the home of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, with the less well known areas of Quincy and Reuilly offering excellent value for money. Crisp and refreshing wines from Domaine Valéry Renaudat are strong rivals to its neighbours in Sancerre.
28 Loire Valley 11 Domaine Valéry Renaudat In 1999 Valéry Renaudat started work in 2.5 hectares of vines split between Reuilly and Quincy. Today with his team they have 15 hectares. The two separate vineyards demonstrate how the different terroirs (sandy, gravelly in Quincy and clay limestone in Reuilly) work differently with the same sauvignon blanc grape variety. Valéry is also attached to the area as it was his grandfather who first grew pinot noir in Reuilly. In 2005 he opened a tasting shop in Reuilly selling products from the region. In 2012 the new winery will be ready. Contact Daniel Baubois 3, Place des Ecoles, Reuilly Tel: Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Awards Ex-cellar price White: Bronze medal Concours d Angers 2011, Guide Hachette Les Lignis AOC Reuilly White: 100% Sauvignon Rosé: 100% Pinot gris Red: 100% Pinot noir 2012: 1 star Rosé: Bronze medal Concours de Paris 2011 Red: Bronze medal Concours de Bourges Les Nouzats AOC Quincy 100% Sauvignon Guide Bettane & Desseauve The company: Winegrower 90,000 hl 15 ha 8% Export Page 28 FRENCH WINES
29 Loire Valley Producer s choice: Les Lignis Information Appellation: AOC Reuilly Blanc Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Maturation: 4 months on wine dregs in vat Total Production: 50,000 bottles Ex-cellar price: 4.60 Cellar potential: 3 to 4 years Guide Hachette 2012: 1 star Notes 2012 Events Location Dates Tour des Vins de France Tour des Vins de France Frankfurt Düsseldorf 30 January 31 January Salon des Vins de Loire Angers February First date for France Tasting London 15 February FRENCH WINES Page 29
30 Provence A particularly varied landscape, swept by the Mistral wind, blessed with sunny, warm and dry weather. Domaine du Dragon is an excellent example of the elegant, delicate rosés from Provence. Bandol creates full-bodied reds mainly from the Mourvèdre grape. Domaine de l Hermitage can be found in the village of Le Beausset, producing wines with plenty of depth and character.
31 Provence 12 Domaine du Dragon The DOMAINE DU DRAGON is located near Draguignan in the heart of Provence close to the Gorges du Verdon. The 23 hectares of vines are planted in south-facing terraces with a predominantly clay-limestone soil. The cellar, the Bastide (country house) and the farms have been fully renovated since the 1990s. The new cellar can welcome up to 40 people for tastings and visits. New vines are planted each year to ensure the growth of the estate, to keep the balance between the grape varieties, and to improve the quality of the wines. Integrated viticulture is used in order to highlight the soil and climate characteristics. Contact Thibaut Liénard / Olivier Houppertz 990, avenue Frédéric-Henri Manhes, Draguignan Tel: / (for english) Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Awards Ex-cellar price Grande Cuvée 2010 AOC Côtes de Provence 34% Cinsault, 32% Grenache, 31% Mourvèdre, 3% Syrah Bronze Medal - Avignon Wine Show 3.40 Cuvée Prestige 2010 AOC Côtes de Provence 43% Syrah, 32% Cinsault, 21% Mourvèdre, 4% Rolle Silver Medal - St Tropez Wine Show and Gold Medal - Vignerons Indépendant de 3.85 France Wine Show Perle Noire 2009 AOC Côtes de Provence 98% Syrah, 2% Cabernet & Grenache Silver Medal Mâcon Wine Show 7.45 Hautes Vignes 2009 AOC Côtes de Provence 45% Mourvèdre, 35% Grenache, 20% Cabernet 3.40 Merlot 2008 IGP d Argens 70% Merlot, 30% Grenache Silver Medal - Avignon Wine Show 4.85 Les Restanques 2010 AOC Côtes de Provence 100% Rolle 3.50 Cuvée du Castrum 2008 AOC Côtes de Provence 100% Rolle Silver Medal Mâcon Wine Show 4.95 The company: Independent Winegrower 900 hl 23 ha 35% Export FRENCH WINES Page 31
32 Provence Producer s choice: Cuvée Saint Michel 2008 Informations Appellation: AOC Côtes de Provence Grapes: 50% Syrah, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Grenache Maturation: 12 months in French oak barrels Total Production: 25,000 bottles Ex-cellar price: 5.25 Cellar potential: 10 years Notes Page 32 FRENCH WINES
33 Provence 13 Domaine de l Hermitage Domaine de l Hermitage is situated in old village of Le Beausset in the appellation of Bandol. AOC Bandol is one of the oldest Appellations of France, dating back to The vines are planted on the hillsides on walls of dry stone (restanques), great care is taken to respect the soil and the environment (short cane pruning, plowing and scraping, disbudding thinning out the leaves ). The Domain is undergoing Organic conversion. The grape variety Mourvèdre is inherent to the character of Bandol wine. The proportion of Mourvèdre at the Domaine de l'hermitage is 80% to 90% in the red wines. With a minimum of 18 months in oak casks, these wines are great for cellaring. Contact Olivier Duffort Domaine de l'hermitage - BP Le Beausset Tel: Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Awards Guide Hachette 2012 L Hermitage rouge Bandol Mourvèdre Grenache Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2011 Vintage 2004 : 90/100 Wine Advocate June 2007 L Hermitage rosé Bandol Mourvèdre, Cinsault & Grenache Guide Hachette 2012 Wine & Spirits Magazine July 2011 : 90/100 L Hermitage blanc Bandol Clairette, Ugni-Blanc & Rolle (Vermentino) Guide Hachette 2012 Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2011 The company: Independent Winegrower 1,100 hl 30 ha 28% Export FRENCH WINES Page 33
34 Provence Producer s choice: L Hermitage rosé Information Appellation: Bandol Grapes: Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault Maturation: 6 months in vat Total Production: 120,000 bottles Cellar potential: 2 years Particularity: undergoing organic conversion Wine & Spirits Magazine 90/100 Wine Spectator 90/ Events Location Dates Vinisud Montpellier February ProWein Düsseldorf March Notes Page 34 FRENCH WINES
35 Rhône Valley The Southern Rhône is about blending to achieve complexity, a process achieved in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Brothers Pascal and Richard are the fourth generation taking over the Domaine Jaume to produce quintessential Côtes du Rhône. Domaine des 5 Sens can be found in the Provençal village of Rochegude.
36 Rhône Valley 14 Domaine Jaume Domaine Courtois has been a family estate for several generations. Pascal and Richard Jaume, 4 th generation of the Domaine, took over from their father in the 80s. The vineyards are located in the outstanding terroir of the Rhône Valley, Vinsobres combines the advantages of both the southern and the northern Rhône Valley. Because they are environmentally aware, Richard and Pascal Jaume follow their environmental code Vinea Natura. Contact Marie Rose 24 Rue Reynarde; Vinsobres Tel: Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Awards Ex-cellar price La Source Côtes Du Rhône Red: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah Rosé: 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre White: 30% Clairette, 25% Grenache, 25% Marsanne, 20% Roussane Red: 2.85 Rosé: 3.30 White: 3.30 La Grande Vigne Côtes du Rhône Villages Red: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre White: 20% Clairette, 20% Grenache, 20% Marsanne, 20% Roussane, 20% Viognier Red: 3.35 White: 5.65 Saint Pierre Vinsobres 50% Syrah 40% Grenache 91/100 on Wine Spectator 5.65 The company: Independent Winegrower 400,000 bottles 80 ha 60 % Export Page 36 FRENCH WINES
37 Rhône Valley Producer s choice: La Grange Information Appellation: Vinsobres Grapes: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah Maturation: 12 days in a temperature regulated steel vat Total Production: 48,000 bottles Ex-cellar price: 4.40 Cellar potential: 10 years 90/100 on Wine Spectator Notes 2012 Events Location Dates Vinisud Montpellier February ProWein Düsseldorf March FRENCH WINES Page 37
38 Rhône Valley 15 Domaine des 5 Sens Located in a typical Provençal village, Rochegude, the 50 ha domaine is undergoing organic conversion. Côtes du Rhône Villages wines are produced in the appellations of Rochegude and Massif d Uchaux. The wines are made with minimum intervention in order to maximize the characteristics of the terroir. Contact Isabel Fromont Ferrand Route du Moulin, Rochegude Tel: Fax: / Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Ex-cellar price 1. La Vue Côtes du Rhône Villages Massif d'uchaux Grenache, Syrah Le Nez Côtes du Rhône Villages Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne Le Goût Côtes du Rhône Villages Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah Le Toucher Côtes du Rhône Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre 3.50 L Âme Vin de Pays Principauté d'orange Grenache, Merlot 2.50 The company: Independent Winegrower 2,000 hl 50 ha Page 38 FRENCH WINES
39 Rhône Valley Producer s choice: 3. L Ouïe Informations Appellation: Côtes du Rhône Villages Rochegude Grapes: Grenache, Carignan, Syrah Total Production: 1,300 x 75 cl bottles, 880 x 37,5 cl bottles Ex-cellar price: 5.85 Cellar potential: 5 to 15 years 2012 Events Location Dates Vinisud Montpellier February ProWein Vinexpo Düsseldorf Hong-Kong March May Notes FRENCH WINES Page 39
40 South West Discover regional dry whites with freshness and crispness, characterful reds and summer rosés from this diverse region. Negociant Lionel Osmin offers just these sort of wines, fruity and well-balanced.
41 South West 16 Lionel Osmin & Cie Lionel Osmin came up with the original idea to become the first negociant with a selection of wines from South-West France. The grape varieties to discover are Malbec, Négrette, Tannat, Gros Manseng, Mansois, Duras from the unique terroir of this region with wines from Bergerac, Cahors, Fronton, Gaillac, Jurançon, Marcillac, Madiran. Lionel Osmin has created a new buzz around these appellations combining tradition with modern day consumer demands Contact Pierre Courdurié Rue d Aspe, ZI Berlanne, Morlaas Tel: Fax: Name of the Product Appellation Grapes Ex-cellar price Villa Chambre d'amour Vin de France 80% Gros Manseng 20% Sauvignon Blanc Villa Grand Cap Vin de France 60% Colombard 20% Sauvignon Blanc Villa La Réserve Vin de France 100% Malbec Villa la Vie en Rose Vin de France 100% Négrette The company: Negociant 3,800 hl 70 ha 70% Export FRENCH WINES Page 41
42 South West Producer s choice: Villa La Réserve Information Appellation: Vin de France Grapes: 100% Malbec Maturation: Vat and 20% wooded Total Production: 130,000 bottles Ex-cellar price: Cellar potential: 3 years Wine Enthusiast, March / Events Location Dates Notes Vinisud Montpellier February ProWein Düsseldorf March Vinexpo Hong-Kong May Page 42 FRENCH WINES
43 Wine List Red wines N Appellation Estate Name of the product Price (ex-cellar) Bordeaux 1 Bordeaux Supérieur Châteaux Cailley Château Le Maine Martin, Old Vines Bordeaux Supérieur Châteaux Cailley Château le Maine Martin, New Generation Bordeaux Châteaux Cailley Château de Frégent Graves de Vayres Châteaux Cailley Château Toulouze, Grande Cuvée AOC Médoc Cru Bourgeois DWL France Château de Panigon AOC Médoc DWL France Château Amour Bordeaux Coop de Lugon Château Tour Sauvalade Bordeaux Supérieur Coop de Lugon Clos des Moines Canon Fronsac Coop de Lugon Oratio Fronsac Coop de Lugon Château Jeanrousse Graves Rouge Château Saint Marc Brochon AOC Haut Médoc Médoc Export M Séduction AOC Listrac-Médoc Médoc Export Château Vieux Moulin AOC Saint-Estèphe Médoc Export Château Léo de prades AOC Médoc Les Vignerons d Uni Médoc De Bensse AOC Médoc Les Vignerons d Uni Médoc Château aux Quatre Vents AOC Médoc Les Vignerons d Uni Médoc Château la Roche Dorée AOC Médoc Les Vignerons d Uni Médoc Château Clément Saint-Jean, Cru Bourgeois AOC Bordeaux Les Vignerons Réunis de Monségur 7 AOC Bordeaux Les Vignerons Réunis de Monségur 7 AOC Bordeaux Les Vignerons Réunis de Monségur 7 AOC Bordeaux Les Vignerons Réunis de Monségur 7 AOC Bordeaux Les Vignerons réunis de Monségur 4.90 Château Grand Billard Château Tuilerie Pagès Konga 2.50 Château Bellevue Marchand Château Grand Marchand IGP de l Atlantique Prodiffu Benjamin d Excellor AOC Bordeaux Prodiffu Château Roberpérots AOC Bordeaux Prodiffu Excellor AOC Bordeaux Prodiffu Ainara 2.87 Languedoc 10 IGP Pays d Oc Domaine Jean Gleizes Ovilius 10 IGP Pays d Oc Domaine Jean Gleizes Colombet 10 IGP Pays d Oc Domaine Jean Gleizes Varietals FRENCH WINES Page 43
44 Loire Valley 11 AOC Reuilly Domaine Valéry Renaudat Les Lignis 4.60 Provence 12 AOC Côtes de Provence Domaine du Dragon Perle Noire AOC Côtes de Provence Domaine du Dragon Hautes Vignes IGP d Argens Domaine du Dragon Merlot AOC Côtes de Provence Domaine du Dragon Cuvée Saint Michel Bandol Domaine de l Hermitage L Hermitage rouge Rhône Valley 14 Côtes du Rhône Domaine Jaume La Source Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine Jaume La Grande Vigne Vinsobres Domaine Jaume Saint Pierre Vinsobres Domaine Jaume La Grange Côtes du Rhône Villages Massif d'uchaux 15 Côtes du Rhône Villages Rochegude Domaine des 5 Sens 1. La Vue 5.85 Domaine des 5 Sens 3. L Ouïe Côtes du Rhône Domaine des 5 Sens 5. Le Toucher Vin de Pays Principauté d'orange Domaine des 5 Sens L Âme 2.50 South West 16 Vin de France Lionel Osmin & Cie Villa la Réserve White wines N Appellation Estate Name of the product Price (ex-cellar) Bordeaux 1 Bordeaux Châteaux Cailley Le Frégent Barsac Sauternes Château Saint Marc Château Saint Marc Graves Blanc Château Saint Marc Lion Blanc de Saint Marc AOC Entre-Deux-Mers Les Vignerons Réunis de Monségur 7 AOC Bordeaux Les Vignerons Réunis de Monségur Château Tuilerie Pagès Bongo IGP de l Atlantique Prodiffu Benjamin d Excellor AOC Entre-Deux-Mers Prodiffu Les Veyriers AOC Bordeaux Prodiffu Excellor 2.60 Languedoc 10 ICP Pays d OC Domaine Jean Gleizes Ovilius 10 ICP Pays d OC Domaine Jean Gleizes Colombet 10 ICP Pays d OC Domaine Jean Gleizes Varietals Loire Valley 11 AOC Reuilly Domaine Valéry Renaudat Les Lignis AOC Quincy Domaine Valéry Renaudat Les Nouzats 4.60 Page 44 FRENCH WINES
45 rosé wines N Appellation Estate Name of the product Price (ex-cellar) Bordeaux 1 Bordeaux Châteaux Cailley Château de Frégent Bordeaux Coop de Lugon Prétexte AOC Bordeaux Les Vignerons Réunis de Monségur Djembé AOC Bordeaux Prodiffu Excellor 2.60 Languedoc 9 IGP Pays d Oc Domaine Jean Gleizes Colombet 9 IGP Pays d Oc Domaine Jean Gleizes Varietals 9 IGP Pays d Oc Domaine Jean Gleizes Gris de Gris Loire Valley 10 AOC Reuilly Domaine Valéry Renaudat Les Lignis 4.60 Provence 12 AOC Côtes de Provence Domaine du Dragon Grande Cuvée AOC Côtes de Provence Domaine du Dragon Cuvée Prestige Bandol Domaine de l Hermitage L Hermitage rosé Rhône Valley 14 Côtes du Rhône Domaine Jaume La Source Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine des 5 Sens 4. Le Goût 4.50 South West 16 Vin de France Lionel Osmin & Cie Villa la Vie en Rose Champagne & Sparkling wines Provence 12 AOC Côtes de Provence Domaine du Dragon Les Restanques AOC Côtes de Provence Domaine du Dragon Cuvée du Castrum Bandol Domaine de l Hermitage L Hermitage blanc Rhône Valley 14 Côtes du Rhône Domaine Jaume La Source Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine Jaume La Grande Vigne Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine des 5 Sens 2. Le Nez 4.50 South West 16 Vin de France Lionel Osmin & Cie Villa Chambre d Amour Vin de France Lionel Osmin & Cie Villa Grand Cap N Appellation Estate Name of the product Price (ex-cellar) Bordeaux 3 Crémant de Bordeaux Coop de Lugon Grandes Versannes 5.00 Champagne 9 Champagne Laforge-Testa Brut rosé Champagne Laforge-Testa Brut Vintage Champagne Laforge-Testa Brut Grande Réserve FRENCH WINES Page 45
48 French Wines What s missing in your portfolio? Lysanne Desroches Trade Adviser Wine & Spirits Tel : +44 (0) Pandora Mistry Trade Adviser Wine & Spirits Tel : +44 (0) French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE London, Haymarket, SW1Y 4SP London Fax: +44 (0)