The Palacios Remondo winery is located in the eastern portion of Spain’s oldest and best known winemaking region, the D.O.C. Rioja. The estate’s flagship wine, Propiedad,is made from old-vine Garnacha that grows in five unique high-elevation vineyards resting on the rocky hillsides of Rioja Oriental.
Perched high above the Côte de Beaune, the village of Volnay is built up against the small mountain of Chaignot, between Pommard and Meursault. The vines are oriented to the east and south-east, at an altitude comprised between 230 and 280 meters above sea level. Volnay does not produce any Grands Crus, but its Premiers crus, of which there are 30, are unmatched. Appreciated for its lovely bouquet and finesse, Volnay is often presented as a feminine wine.
There are 8 blocks of Pinotage situated on various aspects of the large hill that comprises L'Avenir, allowing certain blocks to be isolated for specific vinification styles and premium wines. We selected Block 2 (1.2 hectare) as single vineyard selection for the Single Block Pinotage wine. It is also dry land vineyards. The Indian Ocean is less than 20km away, and gentle afternoon sea breezes drift over the farm and exert a cooling influence against the late afternoon Cape sun.
A Chardonnay with a Mediterranean soul, Chiarandà 2016 offers a complex bouquet with notes of fruit and aromatic herbs, combined with spicy and mineral scents. A complex and enveloping white, with a long and satisfying persistence and great aging potential.
Produced only in exceptional vintages, this wine is produced from the best Touriga Franca plots on the estate.
This wine has finesse and strength and is a wonderful example of the true elegance that can be obtained when Tempranillo is aged over time in bottle.
In 2006, Michael Mondavi Family Estate acquired Sauvignon Blanc vine cuttings and propagated a new planting from Oakville’s ToKalon vineyard, known as the oldest surviving Sauvignon Blanc in North America. These cuttings trace their lineage directly to Château d’Yquem, arriving in California in the 1880’s through Charles Wetmore. When the new vineyard was established, Michael Mondavi Family Estate selected the same rootstock and trellising used in the 19th century to further preserve the historical method of grape growing and the remarkable living history of the plant’s genetic origins.
Beaune is the capital of the wine-producing region of Burgundy, as well as the most extensive communal AOC appellation in the Côte d'Or. Red wine production covers an area of 362.74 ha, including 281.49 ha of Premiers Crus, while white wines cover 48.96 ha, including 36.06 ha of Premiers Crus. Most of the vineyards are located on steep slopes, with the Beaune appellation vineyards at the bottom, facing East to South, where the soil is a mixture of limestone and clay.
Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet is renowned especially for its prestigious white wines. The soils best suited for the production of white wines are primarily brown limestone. The vineyard is divided into 22 different climates for the Premiers Crus whites on 70 hectares with about 3,300 hectoliters of production.