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Union De Producteurs De Lugon - Bordeaux, France

Our cooperative cellar was founded in the wake of a dramatic wine industry crisis in the 1930s. This led winegrowers in the Lugon region to join forces in 1937 to produce and market their own wines.

They created a cooperative cellar on the understanding that any profits would be distributed to members. In the beginning, there were 85 members producing 6,282 hectolitres of white wine and 2,481 hectolitres of red wine.

Today, 180 winegrowers produce 60,000 hectolitres of red and rosé wine in five appellations: Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur, Bordeaux Rosé, Fronsac and Canon Fronsac.

In 1937, vineyards belonging to cooperative members were planted primarily with white wine varieties (Merlot Blanc, Ugni Blanc and Colombard), whereas red wine varieties are grown today: 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet (Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc). The wines reflect our soil, our climate, and the efforts of skilled and devoted workers. Cooperative members own some 950 hectares of vines in twenty communes stretching from the banks of the Dordogne to the hills overlooking the river.

The vineyards of the Union des Producteurs de Lugon feature quite varied terroirs: silty soil near the river, sandy soil to the west, and clay-limestone soil on the plateaux and hillsides.

The goal of our cooperative cellar is to bring together men and women who own and cultivate local vineyards to produce a wide range of wines adapted to consumer demands.

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Francois Janoueix - Bordeaux, France

Initially based in Margaux in 1898, the family business François Janoueix radiates from the dock today Priourat in Libourne, in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards. The combination of traditional methods and modern equipment allows our team to ensure a high level of quality production and trading. The wines from our production consists of a vineyard near 100 ha spread over 9 different names, including several prestigious chateaux (Grand Cru Classé in 1855).

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Grand Crus Diffusion - Bordeaux, France

Acquired by the Freixenet group in 2001, Yvon Mau acts as a negociant, and producer and works with over 50 denominations of origins including Medoc, St.Emilion and Sauternes.

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Jean Claude Boisset - Burgundy, France

When making wine, everything starts with the vines. The requirements for this are very precise: controlled yields, debudding, cluster thinning and predominantly organic cultivation.This genuine partnership creates new possibilities for both parties. The common pursuit of excellence brings benefits to everyone. The grower sharpens his skills and makes the most of his resources; for our part, we improve our chances of obtaining superb, high-quality grapes which reflect their terroirs well and offer the potential of great wines in the future.

Our efforts can be described in a single word: uncompromising! Each separate aspect of our work has been subject to scrupulous examination and an indefatigable determination to create exceptional wine: strict parcel selection, the careful choice of perfect grapes, exemplary wine production techniques… an in-depth labour of love, breathing life into the sort of rare wines which are the stuff of dreams. This is the story behind a special brand: Jean-Claude Boisset, built on a warm, enduring family spirit - Nathalie & Jean-Charles Boisset.

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F.Chauvenet - Burgundy, France

Named after his mother, the house of Francoise Chauvenet is famed for its elegant and feminine styled wines, which brings out the lighter side of Burgundy. Since the early 1800s, the criteria for blending remain: character, refinement, charm and elegance. Wines from this house are unique, seductive, and contemporary and needs to be discovered again and again.

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Joseph Perrier Champagne - France

The only Grande Marque in Chalons en Champagne, Joseph Perrier has been a family business for more than 180 years and continues to be, as traditional as they are loyal to quality. Tucked away under 25 metres of chalk in old caves, the many champagne making operations remain traditional; whilst keeping a cool constant temperature. Unlike many of the newer Champagne companies who do not own any vineyards, Joseph Perrier own over 21 hectares that help provide up to one third of the total quality grapes needed.

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Sparking Wines - France

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