Ch. Teyssier: another side of Bordeaux

Antoine Darquey’s experience as a Bordeaux négociant made him a prime candidate to restore his family estate in Montagne-St Emilion. He tells us his motivations, frustrations and why he’s confident about Bordeaux’s future. “If I worked for money,” says Antoine Darquey over Zoom, “I’d rather stay at the office here in Bordeaux.” Antoine wears two […]

Ch. Lafite Rothschild: the long view

The Rothschild family have been the custodians of Lafite for 150 years. Saskia de Rothschild is the face of the new generation at the Pauillac first growth. Not so long ago, Saskia de Rothschild was a journalist based in West Africa. Today, the 33-year-old is chair of Ch. Lafite Rothschild, the iconic Bordeaux first growth […]

Ch. Brane-Cantenac: the pursuit of precision

Henri Lurton makes one of Margaux’s most beguiling wines at his home estate, Ch. Brane-Cantenac. His approach is both technical and traditional, he tells us. Ch. Brane-Cantenac was classified as a second growth in 1855. It has been in the Lurton family for four generations; owner-winemaker Henri Lurton was born here and has worked every […]

Ch. L’Évangile: from the ground up

L’Évangile, the Pomerol sibling of Ch. Lafite, shows that the great wines of tomorrow start with great terroir today. Here, we speak with Olivier Trégoat and Juliette Couderc, the ambitious new team at the helm  It’s a March morning in Pomerol. Olivier Trégoat and Juliette Couderc sit side-by-side on a Zoom call. They have known each other and worked together for some time, but they are only six months into their latest project – running Ch. L’Évangile.  Olivier is a soil expert whose […]