In 1878 the Beaumet family in Epernay created a Champagne Company that developed what would eventually become one of the most successful, quality-driven brands in today’s market.
The quality comes primarily from the grapes, sourced from the best crus of the Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Bar. The grapes are then pressed in new state-of-the-art facilities in Oger, right in the heart of the vineyards of the Côte des Blancs. The long ageing period then takes place 30 meters underground in 5 kilometres of chalk cellars under the picturesque Chateau Malakoff in Epernay.
Faithful to its traditions, Champagne Beaumet is still recognised today for freshness, structure and finesse!
Pascal Bouchard is one of the leading independent family growers/producers situated in the heart of Chablis. With a long family history of making outstanding quality Chablis, Pascal Bouchard owns over 35 hectares of superb vineyards that can be found in some of the world’s most prestigious locations.
All wines are produced in their own newly equipped and modern winery and each wine is traditionally made with the utmost care and attention for detail. The range of wines covers the world renowned classic Chablis style to old vine, partially oaked Chablis, without forgetting, of course, the exceptional Grand Crus. All wines have the unmistakable Pascal Bouchard signature for style and quality.
Domaine Paul and Mallory Talmard
The picturesque village of Uchizy hosts one of the best kept secrets of the Mâcon – Paul and Mallory’s sumptuous Chardonnay. This 25-hectare Domaine benefits from a diversity of Chardonnay clones planted on chalky marl soil, complemented by a ‘minimal intervention’ approach to winemaking. The Mâcon-Uchizy 2007, full of character and clean fruit, is one of the best value White Burgundys around!
Centered around their winery in Chavignol, the 55-hectare vineyards are spread over the best hillsides of several villages in the Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé area. Each of the wines is produced according to the local soil type as the best expression of the different terroirs. The various natural elements in the soils contribute to different levels of fruitiness and balance to the wines. Add to this the Brochard family’s several generations worth of savoir faire and you get a truly inspirational range of wines!
Chateau de Terrefort-Quancard
Located between the Côtes de Bourg and the Côtes de Fronsac in Bordeaux, Chateau de Terrefort Quancard was built in the 16th century on the highest point of the Cubzac-les-Ponts commune. This subtle Bordeaux Supérieur is a multi-award winner and is ideal for drinking now but also has ability to age astoundingly well.
The Las Condes range is produced from hand picked grapes grown in Chile’s Central Valley, one of the warmer low yielding regions of Chile. Low yields in conjunction with modern and innovative techniques ensure world-class quality wine full of local character. Las Condes is a collection of single varietal unoaked wines that are fresh and fruity in nature, whilst the Reserva wines are the perfect introduction to a more elegant Chilean style.
In response to the success of the range, it has recently expanded to include Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot 18.75cl miniature bottles.
3 Stones is a collection of wines from New Zealand, wines for today emblazoned with a purity of fruit and a sense of place. New Zealand lies in the South Pacific, with winegrowing regions falling between the 36th and 45th parallels. A temperate, maritime climate allows long sunshine days imbuing the wines with a distinct and spirited varietal definition. This identity has earned New Zealand a place among the world’s notable winegrowing nations.
New Zealand’s two major winegrowing regions sit on the country’s two main Islands. The Marlborough region, at the northern tip of the South Island, and the North Island’s Hawkes Bay were chosen for this collection. With grape varieties partnered to vineyards and sensitive winemaking, the 3 Stones wines emerge with all of elements of modern, enjoyable wine.
The range includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet/Merlot.
Hutcheson & Co was founded in 1881 by two Englishmen, Thomas Page Hutcheson and Alexander Davidson Taylor (a scion of the Taylor’s Port family) for the commercialisation and export of Port Wines. Although a small company, since its beginning the partners strove to produce excellent quality Ports, and their efforts were rewarded early on with prizes at such International Exhibitions as Brussels in 1897 and Antwerp in 1894.
By the middle of the 1920’s Thomas Hutcheson had retired and was replaced by Augustus Bouttwood. Upon the death of A D Taylor in 1925, and with no successors, the company was acquired by the Barros family who were already well established in the Port Trade. In 1996 the equally old company of Feuerheerd Bros. (founded in 1815 by Diedrich Feuerheerd) was merged with Hutcheson to become Hutcheson Feuerheerd & Associates.
In 2006, Sogevinus Group took control of the vineyards and production.
Hutcheson continue today in the same old ‘English Port House’ style as they were founded over 100 years ago.
C.N Kopke is the oldest brand of Port. It was founded in 1638 by a German family with same name. Kopke has almost 4 centuries of success in the Port Wine World and was bought by Sogevinus Group in 2006. Nowadays it is a reference in quality and prestige.