Three exceptional wines for gourmets, enthusiasts and enlightened lovers of the best vintages. Two Hautes-Côtes de Nuit Burgundy wines, a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru that have seduced journalists and sommeliers.
WHY YOU'RE GOING TO LIKE OUR COLLECTION ABSOLUE
Sébastien Laffitte's wines are like him: passionate, attentive to emotions, rigorous while being friendly.
The Collection Absolue offers fine, sensitive, almost feminine wines, of great aromatic power, with controlled and balanced strength.
These aging wines can paradoxically be drunk immediately.
Sometimes airy, they have character and can be discovered intuitively.
Burgundy, Hautes-Cotes de Nuits, Saint-Emilion, Sébastien Laffitte elaborated his wines as if he was composing a melody. You can enjoy them with great pleasure with your favorite tune.
An air of gypsy Jazz for Caprice, joyful, fiery, sassy.
Baroque music for the "S", a secret, mysterious wine which reveals its mysteries and its exuberance almost regretfully.
As for the triumphant Saint Emilion, powerful and velvety at the same time, go for a timeless, rhythmic and warm music.
THE HILL OF 1000 CASTLES
Saint-Emilion is the name of a charming village and a two-thousand-year-old vineyard that has been listed for 20 years on the UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural landscapes.
The city of Saint-Emilion, rich in magnificent viewpoints and exceptional landscapes, has 17 remarkable monuments, for only 2,000 inhabitants.
Eight municipalities are attached to the jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion. And it is with pleasure that you can also browse the villages of Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, Saint-Hippolyte, Saint-Laurent-des-Combes, Saint-Pey-d'Armens, Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens and Vignonet to which is added, in part, Libourne.
It is a mosaic of plots whose roots go back to the land and economic structures that prevailed at the end of the Middle Ages. The oceanic and temperate microclimate predominates and gives mild average temperatures in winter (around 12 °), precipitation well distributed throughout the year and hot summers.
Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.
Then Montagne, Saint-Georges, Puisseguin and Lussac have the right to have the name of their municipality followed by the name of Saint-Émilion since 1936.
Merlot - It brings color, intensity of red fruit aromas, simplicity and a refined side.
Cabernet Franc - Fine tannins, subtle aromas of red fruits and spices, complexity.
Cabernet Sauvignon - Aromas of black fruit, persistence in the mouth, intensity and structure.
Le Malbec (Cot or Pressac) - Passion and temperament.
Le Petit-Verdot - Intensity, color, tannic power and aromatic richness (violet).
La Carmenère - Complex aromas, tannins and persistence for this cross between Cabernet Franc and Gros Cabernet.
An exceptional territory both for its different climates and its geology, Burgundy has vineyards with an unrivaled world reputation.
It covers four departments: Yonne, Côte d'Or, Saône-et-Loire and Rhône.
The first produces the famous Chablis, Irancy, Côte Saint-Jacques or Coulange la Vineuse and crémants.
The other three are rich with the vineyards of the Côte de Nuit, Côte de Beaune, Hautes Côtes de Nuits and Hautes Côtes de Beaune. It is the latter who produces Caprice and “S” By Sébastien Laffitte Sommelier, the two exceptional Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Burgundy from the Collection Absolue acclaimed by many wine sommeliers and journalists.
The vineyards of the Côte Chalonnaise, Couchois and Mâconnais in the department of Saône-et- Loire from which the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Collection Essential come.
Little information, when we talk about "Climate" in Burgundy it means, when used with the name of an appellation, a locality or a cadastral plot characterized by a type of soil and a defined microclimate.
The Beaujolais and Coteaux du Lyonnais vineyards are administratively attached to the Rhône department: appellations such as Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Juliénas, Fleurie, Moulin à Vent, Morgon, Régnié and Saint-Amour.
Burgundy vineyards are established mainly on Jurassic clay-limestone soils up to Macon. South of the city, in Beaujolais, the granite foothills of the Massif Central take over.
The landscapes are quite varied with their hills, their coasts, their valleys, the foothills of the mountains ...
The Burgundy vineyards produce red, white and rosé wines as well as sparkling wines. The main grape varieties are Chardonnay for white wines, Pinot Noir for red wines.
Aligoté comes from a cross between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Pinot Noir gives distinguished wines often little colored with typical aromas of morello cherry, blackberry, redcurrant, strawberry, raspberry and peony. Sometimes spicy when it is young, it will evolve on notes of leather, undergrowth and mushroom. Slightly tannic, it is easily drunk even for the most sensitive palates.
Chardonnay give ample and elegant wines with fine and fruity aromas. In Burgundy these wines most often age in oak barrels. Their aromas vary according to the terroir: honey and butter in Côte d'Or, flint and white fruit (pear, peach, lychee) in Chablis.
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Collection Essentielle come from the Côte Chalonnaise, Couchois and Mâconnais in the department of Saône-et-Loire.
In Beaujolais the wines come from the Gamay grape variety.
Blanc de blanc champagnes develop aromas of toast, brioche, hazelnut and citrus.
OUR CÔTES DE PROVENCE
It stretches between the Alps and the Mediterranean. It crosses the departments of Bouches du Rhône, Var, and part of the Maritime Alps, in the PACA region.
A unique landscape between mountain and sea, punctuated by exceptional sites such as the Sainte-Victoire Mountain, the Sainte-Baume Massif, the Maures and the Esterel Massif.
Two major geological domains coexist limestone on the west side and north of the vineyard and crystalline on the east side, facing the sea. Typical soils of Mediterranean climate, garrigue on calcareous soil and maquis on crystalline soil, allowed the import of wine culture in an ideal environment a few thousand years ago. Provence is therefore the oldest of French vineyards and rosé wine, the oldest of known wines!
Three appellations for a beautiful region: Côtes de Provence, Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, Coteaux Varois en Provence.
Eight production basins make up the Côte de Provence appellation: the Bordure Maritime, Notre-Dame des Anges, the Haut Pays, the Bassin du Beausset, the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Fréjus, La Londe and Pierrefeu.
Six appellations are recognized worldwide: Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire, Côtes de Provence Fréjus, Côtes de Provence La Londe, Côtes de Provence Pierrefeu and Côtes de Provence Notre-Dame des Anges.
Blending is an old winemaking tradition. Provence is home to many grape varieties which allow the development of excellent Côtes de Provence, acclaimed by the French.
Grenache from Spain, the main grape variety in the Rhône valley, gives roundness, fullness, alcoholic clout, notes of red fruit, peach, apricot and spices.
Cinsault offers a lightness which makes it disdain in red and acclaim in rosé. Its slenderness and the finesse of its aromas work wonders. In PGI, it is often vinified alone.
Syrah offers structure, aromas of red or black fruit and spices.
The Mourvèdre, which likes really hot lands, gives particularly structured wines, with aromas of ripe fruit, violet and spices.
Carignan succeeds on hills with low yields and structures rosé wines.
La Roussane or Rosé du Var produces fresh and tart wines with an often expressive nose.
The Barbaroux rosé gives a yellow wine with amber nuances, aromatic and not very acid.
As for the color palette of rosés, the main six are peach, melon, mango, grapefruit, mandarin and currant.