We are thrilled to be extending our selection of wines with the new arrivals of four outstanding producers (apart from Pétrus, they will be available at end of March). Please see the list with more details below:
PÉTRUS – Pomerol
Pétrus is undoubtedly one of the most acclaimed wines of Bordeaux and certainly the best of Pomerol. Its unique terroir and astounding care taken in the winegrowing and winemaking make it one of the most remarkable wines on Earth. Its global recognition coupled with an extremely high demand makes it one of the hardest wines to source in great condition. We are privileged to present it here in Australia.
DOMAINE SAMUEL BILLAUD – Chablis
Domaine Samuel Billaud is located in the well-established Chablis region in the far north of Burgundy and, since its foundation in 2009, has been on the watch list of every serious Chablis fan. Why? Because Samuel is producing wine of extreme finesse, showcasing the best of what Chablis has to offer. He knows the region inside out and has an intimate understanding of its signature style.
Neil Martin of the Wine Advocate magazine says “I think we should see him right at the top of Chablis producers alongside the likes of Raveneau and Vincent Dauvissat”.
DOMAINE NICOLAS FAURE – Côte de Nuits
Domaine Nicolas Faure is a one-man Domaine located in Meuilley, behind the city of Nuits-Saint-Georges. The Domaine was born out of the determination and the strong passion that Nicolas has for wine. He did not inherit vineyards in Burgundy nor its rules or tradition and is building his Domaine from scratch solely based on his own conviction and vision.
Nicolas learned his skills from the best. In 2006, he worked at Domaine Agnès Paquet in Meloisey and in 2007 he did an internship at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. During this time Nicolas attended the famous Beaune Wine University and in 2009, he spent one year at Domaine Jean-Louis Chave working both in the vineyards and at the winery during harvest. Then Nicolas went on a trip to New Zealand to work for Frommwinery in Marlborough.
In 2010 he returned to Burgundy to work for Domaine de la Romanée Conti until 2015. In the meantime, he worked on his own project and future Domaine. Finally, since March 2015, in order to further his development Nicolas has been working at Domaine Prieuré-Roch part-time. It is extremely impressive for someone so young to have had such a diverse range of experience. As a result, his motivation and vision are intact and pure. Here lies his biggest asset.
DOMAINE DE BEL-AIR – Beaujolais
Domaine de Bel-Air has a deeply rooted history in Beaujolais dating back almost 180 years. Somewhat poetically, the original estate house of the Domaine is perched on the hill of Bel-Air overlooking the town of Beaujeu, capital of the Beaujolais region. But despite this long history, the destiny of the Domaine dramatically changed in 1986 when Jean-Marc Lafont, current owner with his wife Annick, took over the estate.