Raphaël Monnier chose wisely when he named his Domaine, “ratapoil” being a local slang word for a hobby winemaker.
In fact Raphaël is a full-time history teacher in Arbois, and his wife, Estelle, is a lawyer.... Read More
Benoit Courault is a young and established vigneron in Faye d’Anjou, a little village south of Angers along the Layon river. Not a son of a winemaker, early on, Ben decided to study wine. He went to Beaune. From 2003 until... Read More
Since Grégoire Bonnet in 1862, six generations of the family have built the house of Champagne Bonnet-Ponson. Thierry Bonnet and his son, Cyril, are now the guardians of tradition and maintain the original style of winemaking... Read More
Catherine Riss is a young winemaker in Alsace, since the harvest 2014 she has settled in her own cellar in Bernardvillé, a small village next to Reichsfeldand. She overseas her own micro domaine of 3 hectares which she... Read More
Burgundian Pinot from biodynamic vineyards. Every inch a great representation of the region as well as natural winemaking. The vineyard is younger, just for 2001 but has never been treated with synthetics. Nothing was added save... Read More
Celine and Laurent Tripoz started their domaine in 1986, selling grapes to the local cooperative before making their first wines in 1990. They became interested in organic and then biodynamic viticulture, converting the domaine... Read More
Blanc de Noirs of 100% Pinot Noir from the Côtes de Bar. A fairly early producer of biodynamic Champagne, Fleury has been on the cutting edge of many progressions toward natural winemaking in the region.... Read More
A reoccuring favorite red that is near impossible to grow tired of. Mostly Carignan of old vines from the Minervois region in the Languedoc. Made with half traditional vinification and half carbonic macertion.
At the gateway to Provence, on the right bank of the Rhône Valley, the le Château de Manissy, bathed by the sun and swept by the mistral, produces three grands crus : Tavel, Lirac et Cotes-du-Rhône. This bicentenary... Read More
For several generations the Paumel family has farmed grapes in the Rhône Valley. The current patriarch, Jacques Paumel took control of the estate in 1962 from his father, and in 1988 he and his wife Josephine decided to... Read More
An incredibly affordable and quaff-able certified organic red from the south of France. Sturdy tannins that grip the palate, notes of dark red fruit, a pleasant greenness and a touch of soil on the finish. 100% Merlot, from vines... Read More
A stunningly bright, fruity and dry red of Merlot a charming estate in central Bordeaux. A new cuvée for the domaine made without any additions of sulfites. Organic grapes, harvested by hand and fermented immediately with... Read More
The estate is situated on the same plateau as Saint Emilion and Pomerol and sits on the second highest point in the Gironde at 110 meters above sea level (approximately 350 feet). The vineyards are planted to a number of red varieties,... Read More
Château Massereau (which has belonged to the Chaigneau family since 2000), produces red and sweet white wines across 10 hectares of plantings. Extreme vine-growing and wine-making methods (no chaptalisation, acidification,... Read More