Friends in Wine
We are always on the lookout for honest wines and people who stand for their origin. In the process, we keep coming across unknown and grandiose wines that are not available in Austria. With our #friendsinwine selection, we are now changing that. Look forward to it.
Friends in Wine
Domaine de Courcel
29 Place de l’Eglise, BP 22, 21630 Pommard, France
This is one of the fantastic domaines in Pommard. Family owned by the de Courcel family since the 17th century. Since 1996, the incredibly soulful winemaker from Vosne-Romanée Yves Confuron is responsible. The grapes are harvested very late and physiologically ripe and fermented with the stems after accurate sorting. The fine Burgundies mature for 2 years on the full lees in almost exclusively used Burgundy barrels. Their quasi monopoly – Lag GRAND CLOS EPENOTS is one of the most outstanding vineyards of the Côte du Beaune with Grand Cru guarantee.
Domaine Georges Vernay
1, Route nationale, 69320 Condrieu, France
Since 1996, Christine Vernay has been in charge of the exceptional Domaine Georges Vernay in Condrieu. Christine continued to develop her father’s extraordinary heritage, refining the stylistics and makes world-class Condrieus and Côte-Rotie wines. There are few domains in the Northern Rhône with such energy in the wines, full of complexity, freshness and incredible elegance – white as well as red.
1 of 5 Domaines with *** in the LRVF
Domaine Jean Collet
15 Av. de la Liberté, 89800 Chablis, France
4th generation of Collet, Romain harvest 40 hectares of Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru and Chablis Grand Cru. A large part of the domain is organic certified.
From press to bottle, wines are elaborateded with the utmost respect for each terroir, with natural yeasts and low mechanical operation. Rich and expressive, our wines are tasted in several countries around the world.
12 Rue de Martray, 21190 Meursault, France
Domaine Matrot has been farming all its vineyards organically since 2000. The two daughters, Elsa & Adéle, have been in charge of winemaking since 2006 and have been delicately shaping the wine style ever since. The great Chardonnays are gently pressed before spontaneously fermenting slowly in old barrels. the wines age on their lees for 12 months before being bottled before the next harvest. the Pinot Noirs are aged very classically without stems. Real insider tip is the Blagny La Piece Sous Le Bois 1erCru & Volnay Santenots 1er Cru.
La Ferme de la Sansonnière
La Sansonnière, 49380 Bellevigne-en-Layon, France
Mark & Martial Angeli of Domaine La Ferme De La Sansonniére are the superstars in Anjou – Saumur, along with Clos Rougeard, Domaine du Collier and Domaine des Roches Neuves.
The LRVF awards them with ***. The unique terroir with different slate soils is the perfect breeding ground for old rootstock vines of the Chenin Blanc variety. They produce wines of exceptional quality every year.
1 Rue des Cotelles, 51200 Épernay, France
Family Champagne House located in Epernay, founded in 1925 by Robert Andrieu. Philippe Lombard, Thierry Lombard and today Thomas Lombard have led in succession the Champagne House
Soil, climate, topography and viticulture are the 4 factors that define « terroir ». Champagne Lombard observes their influences from a cru or even a single parcel. In order to reveal every terroir that will be vinified, Lombard produces their Champagnes with a Brut Nature dosage.
Localita’ san Giuseppe 14, 12065 Monforte d’Alba, Italy
Size: 11 ha (Monforte d’Alba (Lange/Barolo)
Production: about 55.000 bottles
Maturation in big oak casks (40hl) and Tonneaux
Sustainable culivation of vineyards
Unfined and unfiltered bottling