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Why a wine bottle measures 75cl
Vous avez certainement déjà remarqué qu’une bouteille de vin fait 75 cl et non 1 litre. Alors que l’unité de base pour la plupart des produits liquides est d’1 litre (eau, lait…), la bouteille de vin fait exception avec son format traditionnel de 75 centilitres.
What is a Grand Cru Classé?
Qui n’a jamais entendu parler d’un grand cru classé de Bordeaux ? Quand on pense grand vin, bien souvent la première appellation qui nous vient à l’esprit est le Bordelais ou les vins de Bordeaux.
Choosing the right glass for your wine
Un verre à vin se doit de répondre aux 3 grandes étapes d’une dégustation réalisée dans les règles de l’art : l’examen visuel, l’examen olfactif et l’examen gustatif.
“The pursuit of excellence without compromising one’s values has always been my maxim in this wonderful adventure, during which I’ve experienced the joy of producing Great Wines and offering consumers excitement and pleasure.”Bernard Magrez
+ This vital mission is overseen by our Research and Development Department Manager, who also holds a doctorate in œnology: "For us, sustainable viticulture is the right use of chemical inputs according to the real needs of the vine plant. The aim is to find a balance between the preservation of the environment and the production of high quality grapes.”
SME, HVE Level 3, Terra Vitis
Specific actions that we have carried out have led to environmental certifications, such as Terra Vitis in 2012, HVE Level 3 in 2014 and ISO 14001.
The 75 grape variety collection
As part of our ongoing development and our eco-friendly approach to wine production, we wish our systems to protect the well-being of pollinators and thereby ensure that the balance in our natural eco-systems is maintained.
Bees now thrive in our vineyards and are thus an excellent indication of how bio-diversity is being successfully preserved.
The produce grown here is largely reserved for our 2-star Michelin restaurant “La Grande Maison”, run by the chef Pierre Gagnaire, whose task it is to turn this produce into gastronomic delights.
Protecting the vineyards
This labour-intensive method, which is also practised at several of our other vineyards, enables a meticulous selection of our finest berries and ensure that their aromatic potential is preserved throughout the whole of the vinification process.
Authentication of our wines
This device enables us to place on our bottles a security seal and a unique digital fingerprint for each bottle.
Vats made of lightweight concrete
This material, made without chemical additives, is in fact twice as insulating as standard concrete, while weighing half as much as a traditional concrete vat. It is now possible to vinify and age wines while limiting considerably the need to use external energy sources.