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Château PENIN



Near the city of Libourne, in the south-west of France and thirty kilometers from Bordeaux, is Château PENIN. But the chateau has another winery in the neighboring wine region - in Saint Emilion - Château LA FLEUR PENIN.
Patrick Carteyron, owner of the Chateau Penin


Yellow Road questions are answered by Fernando Jimenez, commercial assistant.

1 - I read on your site that the owner is Patrick Carteyron, a fifth-generation winemaker. Which wine from the old chateau can be called "historical", the main wine of the castle? Was it white or red wine?
At the very beginning there wasn’t a name for our wines, it was just made from red grapes, there was 2 kind of wines: a red wine and a clairet wine (which is a wine between a red and rosé, it’s very fruity, smooth, not tannic at all. The color of clairet is due to the short maceration for about 48h. When Patrick Carteyron took the management and winemaker position of Château Penin in 1982, he created the names for our wines. But if we want to mention the oldest wine, we could say it is the Clairet wine. Currently we couldn’t speak about “the main wine” of the Château, why? Simply because all our wine range have their rewards and all of them are very well requested.

2 - Some more history. In 2011, you buy Château La Fleur( Sant Emilion)
The property of Château La Fleur Penin located at St Emilion, it was a property part of a cooperative winery. Once it was owned, Patrick rebuild the cellar and the aging cellar. After this a soil study was implemented in order to know better our quality potential for our AOC saint Emilion Grand Cru wine
3 - What you have acquired (in terms of quality, improving the characteristics of your production). What wine has now become your “locomotive”?
We don’t have “a locomotive wine” we have several locomotive wines, every wine require the same interest and passion to make it.

4 - Please share the story of your favorite white (yellow) wine.
Patrick has a preference for Meursault white wines

5 - Where can I try your white wines? (countries, restaurants, etc.)
Piease, http://www.chateaupenin.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28&Itemid=12
Chateau PENIN Still Life with Wine

Still Life №2


6 - List, if possible, a set (gift box) of three or four of your own wines (red and white), which, in your opinion, may be worthy of the presentation of your farm.
Château Penin Clairet, Château Penin Blanc and Château Penin Cabernet Franc (you will find technical sheet enclose)

7 - You can offer the most beautiful view (favorite point) of the vineyards or the surrounding landscape. May I ask you to take one or two photos of your favorite places?
Patrick Carteyron and Vineyard

Chateau Vineyards...



8 - What is your choice for "Yellow Road"?

Château Penin Natur

9 - If it's not a secret, tell us about your plans for the future ....
....
n the Chateau cellar

Libourne, old bastion


10 - What white wine producer (from France or another country) would you recommend for Yellow Road?

Pouilly Fuissé Domaine de Thibert

Sergey Evtuhov, author of the project "Yellow Road"
evtuhov@yahoo.com
Tenuta Colpaola in the interior...

Map of comune of Matelica (province of Macerata, region Marche, Italy


TENUTA COLPAOLA S.R.L.
Loc. Colpaola, Fraz. Braccano
62024 Matelica - MC - Italy

Immediately determine the coordinates. Adriatic Sea. East coast of Italy. South of San Marino and Rimini. Ancona ...
We move further from Ancon into the mainland. We need to get into Matelica
Matelica. Panorama

Ancona. Panorama

Matelica lies in an ample valley where the Braccano creek joins the Esino river, dominated by the town from an eastern ravine. The valley, roughly in the north–south direction, is delimited on the east and west sides by Apennines sub-ranges, whose highest peaks are respectively Mount Gemmo at 719 metres and Mount San Vicino at 1,479 metres , compared to the 354 metres above sea-level of the city centre.
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 100,000 . Ancona is the capital of the province of Ancona and of the region. The city is located 280 km northeast of Rome, on the Adriatic Sea, between the slopes of the two extremities of the promontory of Monte Conero, Monte Astagno and Monte Guasco. Ancona is one of the main ports on the Adriatic Sea, especially for passenger traffic, and is the main economic and demographic centre of the region.

Yellow Road Questions answered by Laura Migliorelli, Export Wine Tenuta Colpaola

1 - You have a vineyard, there is wine, what would you like to add to this picture? Expand the vineyard, improve the wine, increase sales? If it's not a secret, what are your plans for the future?
We start our activity in 2007 with 6 Hectar and 2 years ago We have implanted other 4 Hectar. So, the estate is complety full of vineyards…1° step/ dream is realized. For the future the Company want and must increase its sales. Our first imbottled was in 2013, We are very yung and We need to grow up.
88!..

Bere Bene


2 - History of the creation of your BIANCO and how much is a bottle, for example Verdicchio di Matelica DOC?
When the propriety bought Estate, it was immediately decided to plant Verdicchio because is an authoctonus grape in our land. For this reason was born our Verdicchio di Matelica DOC Colpaola. Our bottlet is a little bit different than other Verdicchio. We chose an unusual bottle for this type of wine and We put screw cup. We put a single binding label and not front / back label. So, the bottle has been studied in every detail to contain a great white wine : our Verdicchio di Matelica DOC. If you come in our winery You can py 9,50 € each bottle.

3 - And where, besides the winery, can try your wine?
So, If you come in our winery you can drink a glass of wine with me and Stefania. In office, for sell wine you can find me and Stefania. You can try our wine in restaurant and wine shop in Italy, and you can drink our wine in America, Repubblica Ceca, Svizzera, Olanda, Germania, Belgio.

4 - List, if possible, a set (gift box) of four or six own wines (red and white), which, in your opinion, can be worthy of representing your farm?
In my opinion, If you want buy a gift box with 6 bottles, you can buy the same white wine in a different age, I twill a very special gift.

5 - Share your successes in winemaking: awards, prizes... ?
We won “Bere Bene “ of Gambero Rosso
Wine Spectator
Asia Import Chain
Le Marche nel Bicchiere

Stefania and Francesco Porcarelli, owners

6 - Tell us a little about the owners of the vineyard, if not secret?
The owners of the vineyard are Stefania and Francesco Porcarelli. Before, the Estate was rent by Francesco’s Grandfather and after by Francesco’s father.
Francesco has grown in this enchanted land and during his childhood was born passion for products of the ground. Francesco e Stefania ( his wife ) bought the Estate in 2007 and start this asdventur with wine.
Verdicchio di Matelica DOC


7 - Your choice for the "Yellow Road" of white (yellow) wine?
The choise was becouse Verdicchio is an authoctonus grapes of our land.

8 - Can you offer the most impressive view (favorite point) on vineyards or the surrounding landscape?
Surely, the most beautiful view of the vineyard is where you can see the difference in height of our vineyards
Landscape1

Landscape2


9 - Your vineyards are located in fantastically beautiful places, yes?
I think this me too. We stay al 650 m asl… the wineyards are the higest of this land.
Laura & Stefania


Can a tourist live in your hotel? Is it convenient for them to travel to the famous Marche cities?
The tourist can live heare and He can travel Marche Region with serius coiffeur.

10 - Which white wine producer (from Italy or another country) would you recommend for the "Yellow Road"?

I want racommenend 2 opposites : Etna Bianco and Risling !!!

Sergey Evtuhov, author of the project "Yellow Road"
evtuhov@yahoo.com
Bernard Hudelot, owner


Why on the "Yellow Road" CHATEAU DE VILLARS-FONTAINE?

"The gradual disappearance in Burgundy of these Great Wines of Keeping that the whole world envied us is due in particular to the modifications of the accounting and banking practices. We have seen, since 1995, disappear many wineries. Stocks dropped dramatically to a situation never known in our region. In 2006, they are reduced to a value of 0.7 compared to the production of a normal year.
The castle of Villars fontaine



This situation has favored the development of big organizations, of which large financial groups are often the shareholders. They are achieving very good results thanks to their size and the gradual disappearance of this competition in value of the small farms. The press and professionals talked less and less of "Aged Wines" and the subtlety of their wonderful tertiary aromas revealing themselves over time. They praised the style of these new wines, rounder, more fruity, less tannic and drinking younger, but which, on the other hand, will no longer preserve or develop the complexity brought on by aging. This type of wine, modeled on those of the New World, destroys the identity that made Burgundy famous.


In the estate, we resisted, not without family and banking difficulties, to this "Tsunami". Since 1995, our customers have become overwhelmingly, thanks to their will and with joy, micro-owners of our vines. The "Club des Vignerons de Cœur" was born. They thus continue to supply at the "Avant-Primeur" tariff their cellars and those of their children with very beautiful Burgundy wines still elaborated in the tradition. This innovative concept now attracts at the Clubs some very beautiful estates located in other wine regions of France. Their customers react as we did and reject this global standardization by favoring local identities and productions. This ancient form of autarky is one of the answers to threats the family farms. Some vines shares are still available. The defenders of these values of authenticity, tradition and identity through the Wine are therefore welcome in our Club".

Bernard & Mathieu


CHATEAU DE VILLARS-FONTAINE is located south of Dijon, near Switzerland.
Yellow Road Questions answered by Mathieu PIECOURT, General Director Domaine de Montmain - Château de Villars Fontaine

1 - Why is your vineyard called “Chateau de Villars Fontaine?”
Originally Bernard called is new estate – Domaine de Montmain in 1973 and he founded everything, the vineyards, the cellar for reception, the office and the Cellar. The wines are called Chateau de Villars Fontaine since the day or Bernard became the owner of the castle in 2000.Today we own two brands, the castle of Villars Fontaine for the wines aged from 1973 to 2012 and the other brand Domaine de Montmain since the vintage 2013.
In Burgundy we can only give the name of castle if we are the owner of the place.
The official successor of Bernard Hudelot is named Mathieu Piecourt.

2 - In 1970, Bernard Hudelot , a young math teacher at a commercial high school, buys a vineyard. How could he raise money for a purchase? Or did he get an inheritance?
Bernard bought some undeveloped land at SAFER, an agency of the French government in charge of replanting the historic vineyards of Burgundy. a bank followed Bernard in these projects as well as his grandfather. At that time the banks lent on guarantees of the parents as well as on the increase of the values of the works.

3 - During the first 10 years you planted 18 hectares of vineyards, and now you already have 30 hectares. Have you had bad years? And how did you cope with failures?
The vineyard has risen today to 30 hectares following redemption possibilities, we have known 4 difficult years for 47 years are the years 1975, 1977, 1980 and 1984. Thanks to our stocks we were able to survive the banking and cash problems. our culture in Burgundy was to keep a year's stock in advance with a year in oak and a year of production
In the cellar of the Chateau:Best wines


...and Red of the Chateau


4 - Share your successes in winemaking: awards, prizes...
The most beautiful success we know today by receiving people from around the world in our cellars. In this regard, we have just created a unique reception site in France where it is possible to taste the same wine for more than 30 consecutive years.

We are also developing internationally and we are always looking for people with our values that respect Burgundy tradition around the wines of guard

5 - What is your favorite wine (red or white)? And why? Please name your best wines.

To be honest, my favorite wines are our red wine cuvées like the 1990 or 1999 vintage and for the whites I like the acidity of 2004


6 - List, if possible, a set (gift box) of three or four of your own wines (red and white), which, in your opinion, that can decorate the "poster" of your farm
Red and White


7- If it's not a secret, tell us about your plans for the future ....

To continue the production of the wines of guard for two reasons, first reason authenticity history of Burgundy, second reason health. (more polyphenols)

8 - You can offer the most beautiful view (favorite point) of the vineyards or the surrounding landscape. May I ask you to take one or two photos of your favorite places? What does your castle look like?
(photos not yet received)

9 - What is your choice for "Yellow Road"?
Hautes Côtes de Nuits – Les Rouard 2007 and the 2014 vintage in Les Jiromees and Rouard
Choice for "Yellow Road"

Still life from Chateau VILLARS-FONTAINE



10 - What white wine producer (from France or another country) would you recommend for Yellow Road?

Rene Leclerc based in Gevrey chambertin and Gerard Raphet based in Morey st Denis

11 - What cultural event would you like to see at home: an exhibition, an opera, a ballet, something else or just your own events?

We are open to create partnerships with operas, ballet or other events around our castle while tasting great wines from the estate
Team


12 - Since the late 90s, Bernard has been involved in creating "impossible vineyards" - a project in Tahiti, Gabon, Burma, China.
We know Tahiti from Gauguin's paintings ...

Yes a little bit.

What do vineyards look like in Tahiti?
The vineyard of Tahiti is a vineyard with extreme climatic conditions, an exceptional vineyard. Plantation on the corals, these young soils are very interesting and gives singular wines. Our vineyard in Burgundy at the level of the soils to him 150 million years. Burgundy was on the tropics 150 million years ago so the lands at the top of the hills are white at the moment

What does Tahitian wine look like?
Red wine can look like our Burgundy wines when they wake up. White wines are in a southern Sicilian style

Sergey Evtuhov, author of the project "Yellow Road".
evtuhov@yahoo.com
Saint-Florent


Traveling along the "Yellow Road" involves visiting the large "grape" islands of the Mediterranean: Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica. Among the project participants there are already winemakers from Sicily and Sardinia. Today is the first participant from Corsica: Domain Orenga de Gaffory. Under the management of a domain of 56 hectares of vineyard, located in five zones: Patrimonio, Barbaggio, Saint-Florent, Oletta, et Poggio d’Oletta.
Red wine from Domain Orenga de Gaffory


Vineyards Domaine Oranga de Gaffory


I thank
Béatrice Magi of Domain Orenga de Gaffory, for help in preparing this publication.


"Lying on the west coast, at the beginning of Corsican Cap, the Domain Orenga de Gaffory was born 1967 in the heart of the famous appellation of Patrimonio. Founded by Pierre Orenga de Gaffory, quickly joined by his son Henri in 1977, the estate quickly became one of the references of the Patrimonio AOP. The vines are growing on predominantly clay-limestone soils. It spreads over five sites with nuanced micro-terroirs allowing, through blending, to produce complex wines as regarding their structure as well as their aromas."

Flowering vine

Patrimonio town


One of the options for traveling to Corsica from Vilnius: by plane to Milan, then by train without transfer to Genoa or Livorno, and then by ferry to the port of Bastia, which is in Corsica. Adjusting to the train, ferry and airplane flights, it is convenient to spend the night on the shore, for example, visiting Livorno. Or a ferry across the night Ligurian Sea. As Beatrice said from Bastia to the vineyard just half an hour away.

Henri Orenga de Gaffory, owner


Philippe Rideau, enologist




"The grapes growing on the vineyards are traditional and iconic Corsican varieties :
The famous Niellucciu, a Toscan Sangiovese’s cousin to produce red and rosé wines.
The high aromatic Vermentinu to produce white wines.
The unique floral, fruity and spicy Sciacarellu for blending in the rosé production.
The “Muscat petits grains”, which has been growing for centuries in Patrimonio and Cap Corse, giving excellent Muscat with floral, honey and citrus flavors.

Antique varieties have been also selected and planted after tasting:
The Minustelu, dedicated to the elaboration of a colored, fresh, fruity and spicy red wine named Scala Santa.
The Aleatico, a very fruity grape variety, vinified in sweet wine, the Rappo."


CUVEE DES GOUVERNEURS ROUGE


CUVEE FELICE BLANC



Describing northern Corsica in two or three sentences is extremely difficult, so we will use the advice of Beatrice and simply put here a few photos of her favorite places.
Mathys restaurant, Corsica

Dish on the terrace of the restaurant



"Since august 2016, the 56ha of the domain entered into organic conversion. Cultural practices had been already driven under reasonable approach for years, with a high care to the soil car. The Domain is presently keeping on preserving the biological balance and the qualities of the terroir according to the organic specifications, which are keeping biodiversity and soil integrity, controlling insect and pests, fertilizing by mineral treatments. In the cellar the winemaking process follow recommendation of organic specifications too."


Muscat du Cap

These white (yellow) wines from the Domaine Oranga de Gaffory could decorate the "Yellow Road"...But the yellow wines of Corsica can help here.

Of course it is tempting to get to Corsica on Elba Island, where the vineyards are also located. Elba Island is located just along the road to Corsica from the Tuscan Piombino, but judging by the map of regular ferry flights to Corsica from there no.

Sergey Evtuhov, author of the project "Yellow Road"
evtuhov@yahoo.com
Sylvie MILHARD


Yellow Road marks its first anniversary. May cycle completes Chateau from France, Bordeaux region. We are publishing a short interview with Château Vieux Mougnac owner Sylvie MILHARD . And we hope for the cooperation and participation of the Chateau in some cultural projects.




1 - Why is your vineyard called «Château Vieux Mougnac»?

Because Mougnac is the name of the place where the Château was build.

2 - Please share the story of your favorite white (yellow) wine.
Our favorite white wine story is the story of our white sweet wine. Indeed Milhard-Bessard family has been working in a respectful way with the rhythm of seasons and with nature for 5 generations. Our sweet wine is produced from a small plot of old vines only the sunny years. The small yield gives us a high quality white sweet wine thanks to the noble rot, limited to 5 000 bottles per year.

3 - Do you prefer (this is important to you) the color of the wine?

We are wine lovers so we like every type of wine but must of all we are looking for the wine grower story.

4 - Why did you become a winemaker?

Our familly is winemaker for 5 generations it means since 1870. So it is important to us to transmit our know-how and our passion to the next generation.
Château Vieux Mougnac

Cellar in Château



5 - List, if possible, a set (gift box) of three or four of your own wines (red and white), which, in your opinion, may be worthy of the presentation of your farm.
First wine, our Château Vieux Mougnac red wine 2010. Amazing vintage full powerful with strong tannins and complex aromas as prune and candied fruit.
Next our Château Vieux Mougnac red wine 2012. Our first certificated "organic" red wine. We are really proud of this vintage which is really fresh and fruit and perfect matches with all aperitif !
Finally, our Château Vieux Mougnac white sweet wine 2015. As explained before, it is the results of a hard work and it is a wine with honey, pear and lychee flavors which pairs with all the sweet and sour dishes.
You have different pictures of our wines in our Instagram account (vieux mougnac) and you can use it if you mention our account on your article.

6 - Share your successes in winemaking, if they already have.
We have a lot of award thanks to our work as the Best of Wine Tourism and we have been selected for the Oenotourisme Trophée.

7 - What is your favorite wine (red or white)? And why?
Our favorite wine is our old vintage red wines as our 2006, 2007 or 2008 because they are typical of our know-how and our terroir..

8 - Do you have a favorite restaurant near the winery? What is the most delicious dish in your opinion?

We really love the little restaurant in our small town, it is really typical of our region. And you also have a great restaurant close to our Château called La Fleur de Roques (check on internet). The best dish remains a big plate of different variety of cheese perfectly matching with wine.

9 - You can offer the most beautiful view (favorite point) of the vineyards or the surrounding landscape. May I ask you to take one or two photos of your favorite places? What does your castle look like?
Find enclosed
Red rose

Red rose and Horse



10 - What is your choice for "Yellow Road"?

We choose Château Vieux Mougnac White Organic Sweet wine 2014
Château Vieux Mougnac White Organic Sweet wine 2014



11 - If it's not a secret, tell us about your plans for the future ....

We are planting more white grape variety (Sémillon) this year.

12 - What white wine producer (from France or another country) would you recommend for Yellow Road?
We recommend Domaine de Valjulius
13 - What cultural event would you like to see at home: an exhibition, an opera, a ballet, something else or just your own events?
We are open to all type of events.

Sergey Evtuhov, author of the project "Yellow Road".
evtuhov@yahoo.com
If you move from Bordeaux to the south, then forty kilometers from Bordeaux you can find Château Jouvente. The owners of the Château Jouvente, son and father became real winemakers recently, but their achievements are impressive...

Benjamin and David Gutmann


INSTEAD OF EPIGRAPH
"As lovers of wine, we wanted to build a family company around three important factors: land, life and the development of a fine product. We fell in love with the Château Jouvente for the quality of its wines coupled with the technical team’s expertise. In June 2016, our dream of owning it became a reality.

The Château Jouvente lies in the heart of Illats, a town within the Graves appellation. The vineyard produces red wines of extraordinary character, elegance and fruitiness, as well as dry white wines that are fresh, aromatic and complex. Our wine variety is both typical and representative of the quality of wines produced in this beautiful region.

At the estate, you will see for yourself the level of passion and precision that go into this work. The two types of soil – clay/gravel and sand/gravel – are treated with sustainable agriculture methods. The core of the work is thus carried out by hand. Each Château Jouvente vintage exudes the elegance that characterises a great Graves wine.

The Château Jouvente team welcomes visitors interested in discovering its latest and old vintages on any day of the week. Tours are organised by Olivier, our technical officer, or Nathalie, our Graves wine specialist and are aimed at passing on knowledge. Each tour begins with a visit of the vineyard, the storehouse and the cellar and ends in a wine-tasting session of the estate’s produce as well as the Château Roumieu Sauternes wine belonging to Olivier".


David and Benjamin Gutmann

Benjamin

The questions of "Yellow Road" answers Benjamin Gutmann, co-owner of the Château Jouvente
1 - Any beautiful story has its beautiful beginning ... Your family in 2016 buys a Chateau Jouvente in the Bordeaux region, near Sauterns ... Why did the choice fell on this chateau?
My father wanted a place which would be a place for family gathering and for production. My father is a real amateur of wine and, once, we got the opportunity to visit some vineyards. The objective was to see if it was possible to buy a vineyard, even if I couldn't believe in this project. We had to spend few days in Bordeaux and Château Jouvente was the first vineyard to visit. We had a crush and we came back to Paris. It was in May 2015, Jouvente became us in June 2016. Why we did have this crush : beautiful and recent tool of production, high quality of wine, technical personnel who wanted to stay with us, nice house. Even if I couldn't imagine I would become a winemarker a day, it became suddenly natural... I started again my studies.

In the cellar of the Château Jouvente


Château Jouvente


2 - Did the quality of the white wines of this chateau affect your decision?
(le Blanc 2015 de Château Jouvente a été médaille d’or du Concours général de Paris. Le Rouge 2014 et le Blanc 2015 Château Jouvente ont été lauréats du Trophée des Grands Crus des Graves.)
Very good question ! And the answer is yes. We had specially a crush for the white wine (15 to 20 % of the production), around only 8.000 bottles. We tasted the white wine 2014 : it was full of fruitness, with a good length in the mouth and the possibilité to recognize the different wine varieties we use (Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle). When we had the first tasting, the owner put the red wines in the fridge. It was really difficult to judge them because they were too cold/
White wine from Chateau Jouvente

Red wine from Chateau Jouvente


3 - I learned about your achievements from an article in le Parisien, but there is not enough information about these wines. Please tell us a little more about these awards.
Le Trophée des Grands Crus de Graves is, according to us, the most important award even if the recognition of this award is very low. Indeed it is the inner competition in Graves Appellation and the firsts phase of selection is realized by the winemakers of Graves themselves. That means that our wines is high quality and has a great typicity !

4 - Is your previous profession related to winemaking?
Absolutly not. I was working in the French Administration in International Relations. Anyway it learnt me how to build strategy and tactics.

5 - Now, a couple of years after you became a professional, can you already distinguish outstanding wine from the average?

Yes, the most important thing is the balance between the different wine varieties that are used, the length in the mouth, the fruitness and the flowerness, which means the maturity of the grapes during harvest. The wine is well-balanced between acidity and sweetness.

White Grape Harvest


VIPs Chateau



6 - Where can I try your white wines? (countries, restaurants, etc.)

You can taste it mainly in France, but also in Asia (Hong-Kong, China and Taiwan). We chose to work directly with our clients. So I love to work and to meet great Chefs in restaurants (gastronomic and starred restaurants), and in wine-cellars.
Still Life by Benjamin Gutmann


7 - In the photos we can see how your castle looks from the outside. What does he look like inside?
It is a typical house of the 19th century. I send few pictures of our veranda.

View of the castle


Veranda Chateau


8 - List, if possible, a set (gift box) of three or four of your own wines (red and white), which, in your opinion, may be worthy of the presentation of your farm.
Red 2012, White 2016 and Red 2016. Those wines have a great typicity of Graves wines : elegant, fruitful, slightly with some touch of flowers and with character (fine structure, length in the mouse). The other wine I would advise you is Cuvée Solal 2016. The malo-lactic fermentation was done directly in oak barrels. The wine has suppleness, is very fuity and complex. The blend is : 50% merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot.
Vineyard Decoration


9 - You can offer the most beautiful view (favorite point) of the vineyards or the surrounding landscape. May I ask you to take one or two photos of your favorite places?
OK

Landscape number 1

Landscape number 2


10 - What is your choice for "Yellow Road"?
Blanc 2015 and 2016 have great structure but it remains only 240 bottles of each. Blanc 2017 is more lightful because of the vintage (we got frost at the end of april and then the weather in september was humid...) but keeps a lot of freshness and fruitness (lemon, mandarine, peach).

11 - If it's not a secret, tell us about your plans for the future
We want to develop our exports and to develop our presence in gastronomic and starred restaurants. Indeed we would like to go on working with Chiefs and to know better their work. For the estate by itself we want to enhance our artistic and cultural program.
Benjamin and Olivier

Harvest in good hands


12 - What white wine producer (from France or another country) would you recommend for Yellow Road?

For sweet wine : Château Roumieu, in Barsac, owned by Olivier Bernadet.


13 - What cultural event would you like to see at home: an exhibition, an opera, a ballet, something else or just your own events?

- exhibitions mainly on bodies. We welcome Caroline Desnoëttes paintings between October 2018 and April 2019.
- cultural events gathering people of the village : writing workshop, slam, poetry.
- concert : senegalese concert on the 5th of July, etc.
Furturmore we have a tasting place in Paris where we start to organize tastings, cultural events and exhibitions. For example we welcome Marie Casays last December and beginning of June we welcome Louise Mezel.
Last but not least, we ask to some artist to create our new labels : Marie Casays offered us a drawing for our second wine La Source de Château Jouvente, inspired by a painting named La Source from Dominique Ingres. Caroline Desnoëttes offered one of her more well-knowm painting : the head of a Panthere for our cuvée. This cuvée is only made when a baby from the new generation is born (5% of the red production). Solal in 2016, Noam in 2018 (integral vinification) and Elias 2019.

Sergey Evtuhov, author of the project "Yellow Road".
evtuhov@yahoo.com


On the "Yellow Road" good news: new members - winemakers from a unique region Languedoc. Languedoc are the Cathar castles, the most beautiful places on the coast near the Spanish border and ... great wines.
I thank Laurie Bousquet - Le Clos d’Elle - for the serious assistance she provided to us in preparing this publication.


BEN, CLAUDE AND MATHIEU


I hope this interview with Laurie will please our readers.

1 - What did Claude Bousquet do before 1987? And why the choice fell on Languedoc?
Claude was born in Cournonterral, in a region and a village where winegrowing and the culture of winemaking is like the air they breathe. After completing his mandatory military service in 1987, at the age 23, he returned to Cournonterral and began to slowly aquire small parcels of grapevines, among which were of course the traditional Languedoc varieties : Carignan, Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault for the reds but also Vermentino, a traditional Corsican variety, Chardonnay and Roussane. He began his work as a cooperateur, working with the large coopératives strictly as a winegrower, but he had always dreamed of creating his own wines, and thus founded his own wine cellar, Le Clos d’Elle, ten years ago. The terroir of this area is rocked between the cold Tramontagne winds from the north and the softer warmer winds that originate on the Mediterranean sea…the soil is pebbly and well drained and allows for interesting and complex herbal notes in the wines due to the « garrigue » land that surrounds the village.
CLAUDE AND BEN



2 - Please share the story of your favorite white (yellow) wine.

Claude purchased land high in the garrigue, a parcel called « Rouviége », and planted Roussane there, using the grapes from this parcel to create a wine using classical vinification methods. When his son Mathieu rejoined the family business, he decided in 2016 to age a percentage of the Roussane in French oak barrels, creating more of a Rhone Valley style profile, adding toasted notes and complexity to the wine.

VINE BUD


MATHIEU IN CAVEAU


3 - Do you prefer (it's important for you) the color of the wine?

The color of any wine is very important, because it gives you information about the wine : the age, the acidity, the style of wine.

4 - List, if possible, a set (gift box) of three-four own wines (red and white), which, in your opinion, can be worthy of representing your farm.
A good three bottle pairing representative of our domaine would be our Huis Clos, our Rouviége, and our limited edition Les Pontels chardonnay.
BOTTLE RECOMMENDATIONS

BATCH(GAMME)


5 - You can offer the most beautiful view (favorite point) on vineyards or the surrounding landscape. May I ask you to take one-two photos of your favorite places, Coulazou?
COULAZOU


BEN IN COULAZOU



6 - Your vineyards are located in fantastically beautiful places... What is your favorite place on the Mediterranean coast?

In our region , we like the Pyrenées Orientales and Catalogna…Coullioure is a beautiful village on the Languedoc Mediterranean coast. Nearby, we have also St Guilhem le Desert, one of the most beautiful villages in France. The ancient ruins of Château Aumelas are a special, secluded place not far from our domaine.
COULLIOURE


7 - Your estate is located near one of the most beautiful cities in France - Montpellier. Do you have favorite places there?
The Place de la Comedie, with the Opera, the Esplanade Charles de Galle and the elegant statue of the Three Graces, is one of the most iconic places in Montpellier. The Jardin des Plantes, located next to the most ancient medical school in Europe, is a tranquil oasis, where one can image Nostradamus and Balzac in their time (both students at the medical school at one time !) The Place de la Canourge is a quiet square of cafés with interesting history leading back to the Religious Wars in Montpellier and enjoys a beautiful view towards the cathedral, and the Place de la Peyrou and the aqueduct are equally iconic.
PLACE de La COMEDIE, MONTPELLIER


8 - What is your choice on the "Yellow Road"?
We would choose our Rouviége, mentioned above ; equally this year, we have introduced a small production of a single-parcel varietal wine called Les Pontels. It is exceptional.
ROUVIEGE


9 - What cultural event would you like to see at home: an exhibition, an opera, a ballet, something else or do you have enough of your own events?
Every Friday during the summer, we host open events with live music, regional cuisine, local producers presenting oysters platters, tapas, and tielle (a regional specialty), dancing and of course tasting of all our wines. Occasionally as part of these events, we have art exhibitions, dance performances and even once a fashion show. We participate in numerous regional tasting events and festivals in the region as well.

10 - All dreams come true or something remains unfulfilled?
We continue to reshape our vineyard for the future as we enter our first year of our official conversion to organic, sustainable agriculture.

We hope to expand our presence in the sector of oenotourism with, eventually, the addition of a restaurant or bistro at the domaine ; we would like to also construct a glassblowing demonstration studio and education center, where guests can learn the magic of both glass and wine together.

For the moment, we just finished constructing our event hall two years ago, and will be continuing construction by creating a new wine caveau below the event hall for the vinification of our wines on site.


Sergey Evtuhov, author of the project "Yellow Road".
evtuhov@yahoo.com
Florence Prud'homme, owner of the Château Saincrit



In 2003, Florence Prud’homme took over Château Saincrit, located in Saint André de Cubzac in the north of the Gironde. This 23-ha estate with clay-limestone and sandy soil is made up of various varieties: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sémillion, all characteristic of AOC Bordeaux Supérieur. The growing methods have been carefully considered with the aim of satisfying individual tastes without being unfaithful to the terroir. Château Saincrit offers a range of wines, from fresh, young wines to rich wines, complex in the mouth.
Chateau Saincrit.



Florence Prudhomme,.. Chateau Saincrit


“You don’t become a winemaker on a whim, it’s a well thought out decision and a passion. My love for nature, to work with the land and my desire to be close to these ideals where the major attractions for this adventure."
Florence Prud'homme


The questions of "Yellow Road" answers Florence Prud'homme, owner of the Château Saincrit


1 - Why is your vineyard called "Château Saincrit"?
Vincent SAINCRIT, who was a miller by profession, decided at the end of the 19th century to replant vines instead of cereal on the hill of Montalon. He was the person who created the vineyard, of which still bears his name to this day. In 2003, I purchased the vineyard from his family and I kept the original name.

2 - Why is your area called Cubzac?
There are 2 possible origins: either CUBZAC comes from the name of a Celtic tribe that were called ‘the Cubes’ who occupied Bordeaux in the 1st century BC. Or it is a transformation based on the name of a local Gallo Roman character who was called CUPITUS.

3 - Please tell us how and why you became a winemaker?
I became a winemaker due to a desire to live a life that was close to nature. I found vines and that was it for me.

4 - Please share the story of your favorite white (yellow) wine.
In 2016, I was checking the vines before harvest and and I tasted the grapes to see if they were ripe and found them to be very sweet and subtle. I wanted to create a soft white wine, to keep the crispness of the grape and the sweetness of the pulp. From that, my wine ‘Butinage’ was born, an AOC Bordeaux moelleux.
Chateau Saincrit, BUTINAGE


5 - Do you prefer (this is important to you) the color of the wine?

The color of the wine is very important, as it is the first spontaneous impression of the wine we have. For the whites, I prefer a pale yellow colour, which expresses the delicacy and the freshness of the wine.

6 - List, if possible, a set (gift box) of three or four of your own wines (red and white), which, in your opinion, may be worthy of the presentation of your farm
The wines most representative of my vineyard are FOUGUE, which is my flagship Merlot. LOVE & CABERNET, cuvée 100% cabernet sauvignon wich is very fruity and great of all occasions.
For the whites, L’EPHÉMÈRE consists of mostly sauvignon gray, which is full bodied and refreshing.

Chateau Saincrit, L’EPHÉMÈRE

Chateau Saincrit FOUGUE

Chateau Saincrit, LOVE & CABERNET


7 - Originally, Château Saincrit exploited 4.5 hectares of vines. Today, the chateau operates 23 hectares of vineyards. How do you manage to achieve such impressive results?
The vineyard has grown over the years due to several beautiful parcels becoming available near the château. With this, I immediately imagined all the new vintages that I could produce… each vintage has its birthplace.

8 - Your vineyards are located in fantastically beautiful places ... And what is your favorite place on the on the ocean coast? ? Do you manage to relax there?
The vineyards are beautifully located between Bordeaux St Emilion and Blaye. They sit on a hill called Montalon, that offers a superb view over the river ‘Dordogne’. To recharge my batteries, I walk up this hill and admire this landscape over the vineyards and water.
Château Saincrit, Montalon

Vineyard at Chateau Saincrit



9 - Share your successes in winemaking, if they already have.
All dreams come true or something remains unfulfilled?

I prefer not to focus on success but rather my desires. The desire to create new wines, new labels as the vineyard evolves.

10 - You can offer the most beautiful view (favorite point) of the vineyards or the surrounding landscape. May I ask you to take one or two photos of your favorite places?

Chateau Saincrit, Montalon


11 - Saint-André-de-Cubzac... Do you have favorite places there?

The hill of Montalon, it has a superb view!

12 - What is your choice for "Yellow Road"?
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choice for "Yellow Road" is my vintage EPHEMERE which is 100% sauvignon gris. However, I also do like the variation with the Bordeaux Moelleux BUTINAGE.

13 - If it's not a secret, tell us about your plans for the future ....

I never make plans, I progress with time...

14 - What white wine producer (from France or another country) would you recommend for Yellow Road?

I highly recommend my neighbours at Château l’insoumise.

15 - What cultural event would you like to see at home: an exhibition, an opera, a ballet, something else or just your own events?
I love the opera. I enjoy things when it is intense.

Sergey Evtuhov, author of the project "Yellow Road"

evtuhov@yahoo.com
Maubats entrance

Cellar in Château les Maubats


I am pleased to introduce a new member of the "Yellow Road",
Family winery Cadis Christophe and Ann Vinot
 
The farm, located on a hill and extending into a valley, is located in Roquebrune, in the Upper Entre-de-Mercs, between Dordogne and Garonne. The estate covers an area of 16.75 hectares, almost all of which are devoted to cultivation.
Vineyard occupies 7.92 hectares

Christophe and Ann



The questions of "Yellow Road" answers the owner of the chateau Cadis Christophe

1 - Why is your vineyard called "Château les Maubats"?
"Maubats" was the name of a small village located where is the vineyard today.
This village was destroyed during the French Revolution


2 - Christophe, you and Anna own Château les Maubats
Please tell us how and why you became winemakers?

My father loves Bordeaux wines and teach us (with my brother, when we were young adults) to taste them in good conditions.
It gives me THE reason to become a wine maker.It was 15 years ago
I was attracted than by working the vines outside, using the grapes to make the wine, and deciding which kind of wine I want to do with
So I decided to own my own vineyard. It took me 5 years to find the place of Château Les Maubats

Harvesting in Château



3- Please share the story of your favorite white (yellow) wine.
It is Bordeaux wines, sorry…
I have just taste one time an old bottle of 1964, from my grand mother cellar.
A sweat white wine of Château Giraud, Sauterne area.
It was a great memory

4 - Do you prefer (this is important to you) the color of the wine?
Yes. The color of a wine is the first meeting with a wine : it has to be pleasant enouigh to keep on with the tasting

CALISTE DES MAUBATS

Chateau_Maubats_Blanc


5 - List, if possible, a set (gift box) of three or four of your own wines (red and white), which, in your opinion, may be worthy of the presentation of your farm
Our Bordeaux white wine 100 % sauvignon
Our special Cuvée called Bordeaux supérieur Caliste (2 years of maturity time in french oak barel)
Our Bordeaux supérieur made 1 year in oak barel too

6 - Share your successes in winemaking, if they already have.
Not yet !

7 - You can offer the most beautiful view (favorite point) of the vineyards or the surrounding landscape. May I ask you to take one or two photos of your favorite places?

Harvesting sauvignon

Vineyard in June


8 - What is your choice for "Yellow Road"?
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9 - If it's not a secret, tell us about your plans for the future ....

We are just beginning to convert the viyard in organic culture. It will take 3 years to get the european certificate. That is our most important plan

10 - What white wine producer (from France or another country) would you recommend for Yellow Road?

Take your time and try to asociate french food to french white wine

11 - What cultural event would you like to see at home: an exhibition, an opera, a ballet, something else or just your own events?
We organize yet 2 events at the property :
- 9/10 june : a giant pick nick with a lot of attractions
- 5/6 october : the feast of the harvesting time
But we are open to welcome others events

Sergey Evtuhov, author of the project "Yellow Road"

evtuhov@yahoo.com
Patrick Dursent(on right)

In the vineyard of Patrick


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4ALA-14TTo

Located in Tuire, in Aspra, between Roussillon and the high mountains of the Pyrenees-Oriental, the Architect Patrick Dürsent Domain produces wines typical of the Catalan region.
As the name implies, Patrick Dürsent previously worked as an architect. Driven by a passion for wine and a magnificent territory, which he opens with views of the mountains and the sea, he is trying to become a winemaker.
Domaine de l'Architecte is a small farm with 14 hectares of land that specializes mainly in quality and uses sustainable agriculture. In general, the annual production is 300 hectoliters, which is limited by the yield of about 20 hectoliters per hectare. Exploitation aims to produce the best wines of Roussillon. 6 different grape varieties are grown at a height on a very characteristic soil, different from the plain of Roussillon, with a cooler climate, well ventilated with tramontan and air. sailor. Harvesting takes place later than on the plain, and is done entirely by hand, with a very selective sorting of the best bunches of grapes.

Sea Tasting


Patrick Dursent, owner of Domaine de l Architecte, answers our questions.



1 - Patrick, please tell us what you did before the winemaking business. And why did you choose Languedoc?

I was Architect before working in Brest Brittany than I decided to change my life in 2013 and buy an old Wineyard in Roussillon.
Why Roussillon ? Because of the climate and the beautiful landscape between the sea and Mountains. I found in love with these parcels of sunny lands with old vines !

Beautiful landscape between the sea and mountains...

and sheeps


2 - Please share the story of your favorite white (yellow) wine.

My favorite White wine is Grand Large Blanc a fine grenache very tasty. Expressive and well present bouquet with citrus and white flowers notes. Full and round on the palate with a nice covering length. “Grand Large Blanc” goes very well as an aperitif by itself, on a nice roasted poultry, or some goat cheese. This wine is the ideal companion for seafood and matches perfectly on a Breton lobster, pan-fried Saint-Jacques, or snacked lobster tails.

Grand Large Blanc



3 - Do you prefer (it's important for you) the color of the wine?

I prefer White because of the aromas complexity and the numerous food paring it allows...

4 - List, if possible, a set (gift box) of three-four own wines (red and white), which, in your opinion, can be worthy of representing your farm
a gift-box of tow bottle Grand Large in Red and White !
Grand Large in Red and White


5 - Your vineyards are located in fantastically beautiful places... What is your favorite place on the Mediterranean coast?

Collioure and banyuls-sur-mer beautiful towns over the sea
Collioure...

Beach in Banyuls-sur-mer


6 - You can offer the most beautiful view (favorite point) on vineyards or the surrounding landscape. May I ask you to take one-two photos of your favorite places?
Harvesting (photo 1)

Harvesting (photo 2)


7 - What is your choice on the "Yellow Road"?

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8 - What cultural event would you like to see at home: an exhibition, an opera, a ballet, something else or do you have enough of your own events?
An exibition would be good !

9 - Please tell us about your project "Sponsor Vines". What exactly does your sponsor get? How many bottles and how long will customer wait for your gift?..
All your dreams come true or something remains unfulfilled?

My sponsor vines project is in to ensure sponsor to get good bottles 18 /12/ or 6 over tow years with a lower price !

10 - Which white wine producer (from France or another country) would you recommend for the "Yellow Road"?

Domaine la Gémière en Sancerre !

Sergey Evtuhov, author of the project "Yellow Road"

evtuhov@yahoo.com


P.S. Collioure and Banyuls-sur-mer are located almost on the border with Spain. Banyuls-sur-mer, the birthplace of Aristide Maillol. Collioure, "homeland" Fauvism...

Colliore
“Nowhere in France is the sky blue than in Collioure. I will just open the shutters of my room, and here in front of me are all the colors of the Mediterranean "
Henri Matisse
Colliore Beach

Henri Matisse,"Roofs of Collioure"...


Banyuls-sur-mer
Banyuls-sur-mer

sculptor Aristide Maillol, "The mediterranean"...
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