COLLECTION

ESSENTIELLE

For all lovers of balanced wines with character who perfectly respect the terroirs they fully embrace.

DISCOVER THE TERROIRS
OF THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION
WHY YOU'RE GOING TO LIKE OUR ESSENTIAL COLLECTION

TWO WINES TO SHARE

 

Chic wines, not ostentatious, which reveal all their full potential once opened.

 

The wine you bring to friends to spend a cool evening.

 

The wine you take for a chic picnic on the beach, a bike ride in the countryside ...

 

The wine that really changes Sunday lunch ...

 

TWO WINES TO CELEBRATE

 

Imagine these bottles and their vintage look for your cocktail or on your "Bohemian chic" wedding tables.

 

Imagine toasting the brunch the next day ...

 

Find out more in our "Wines for your events" section.

 

 
DISCOVER BURGUNDY

EXCEPTIONAL TERROIRS


An exceptional territory both for its different climates and its geology, Burgundy has vineyards with an unrivaled world reputation.

 

 

THE VINEYARD

 

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.

 

 

CONTRAST LANDSCAPES

 

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 GRAPES

 

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.

 

 
DISCOVER
OUR CÔTES DE PROVENCE

THE REGION

 

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!

 

 

THE VINEYARD

 

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.

 

 

GRAPE VARIETIES

 

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.