Over the last few years, we have witnessed a small revolution among the vignerons in this historic region. Rising from the ashes of over-oaked, over-marketed, and often uninspiring wines, we find a group of thoughtful and talented individuals who are determined to bring terroir to a region that has almost entirely obliterated this ideal over the last few decades.
We have always been proud of our strong selection of small classic Bordelaise producers. Recent discoveries include Clos Saint-Andre in Pomerol (a vigneron working a .5-hectare organic vineyard with a horse and plow) and Château Auney l’Hermitage (our new thoughtful grower in Grave who makes classic Burgundian-leaning reds and energetic whites from organically worked vineyards). Both have refreshed our excitement for this classic region. The stubbornly heroic holdouts of Château Le Puy (with whom we’ve just started working this year) and Domaine du Jaugaret both make museum-worthy wines of unbelievable character that have the rare ability to reveal to you the very root of what made Bordeaux king in the first place. At this moment, we feel we have reached a tipping point from our decades of work here, assembling a Bordeaux portfolio that is unrivaled in its quality and personality.
Joining this revival is a new, yet familiar, name to our Bordeaux roster: Château La Fleur Garderose which is made by our long-time collaborators, the Pueyo family, in Saint-Emilion. Learn more about Château La Fleur Garderose.