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Au Pied Du Mont Chauve

This is where everything is nurtured and flourishes. With his staff, Ivan Rivetti takes care of the winery, assisted by “scientist winemaker” Donato Lanati of Enosis Meraviglia research centre fame. A blend of technical innovation and the savoir faire of days gone by.

Wine is born in the vineyard and “grows” in the winery.

Francine Picard came back to her home, Burgundy, and joined the family business in late 90s, she is presently managing all the Domaines of the Picard Family in Côte de Beaune and Côte Châlonnaise.
Since 2010, she decided to slowly cut down the treatment on the vines to its strict minimum, and implemented environmental friendly techniques for most of the vineyards. She then applied biodynamic viticulture in order to get great quality of grapes, high precision in wines and at the same time working respectfully with mother nature.
Today, Domaines Famille Picard covers 110 hectares that are operated under a sustainable and eco-friendly way (including Au Pied du Mont Chauve 30 hectares 100% biodynamic). Since May 2019 Antoine Lepetit de la Bigne, viticulturist specialized in biodynamics joined the Picard Family and filled in the position of vineyard and winemaking manager to walk with the family towards this fascinating way of vine-growing.
At last, the desire of Francine to preserve the soils and to strengthen the biodiversity remain her major concern.

Maturing then follows, mostly in oak casks and barrels of different capacities for periods that vary according not only to the quality of the vintage, but above-all the label those grapes will represent.

For the white varieties, soft pressing produces a must that undergoes the slow fermentation ideal for safeguarding the fresh aromas and typical fruitiness of the grapes.

Dante Rivetti

This is where everything is nurtured and flourishes. With his staff, Ivan Rivetti takes care of the winery, assisted by “scientist winemaker” Donato Lanati of Enosis Meraviglia research centre fame. A blend of technical innovation and the savoir faire of days gone by.

Wine is born in the vineyard and “grows” in the winery.

For the red wines, the stalks are usually removed from the clusters when the grapes are crushed. The strictly controlled-temperature fermentation takes place using the traditional system of pumping the must over the cap.

Maturing then follows, mostly in oak casks and barrels of different capacities for periods that vary according not only to the quality of the vintage, but above-all the label those grapes will represent.

For the white varieties, soft pressing produces a must that undergoes the slow fermentation ideal for safeguarding the fresh aromas and typical fruitiness of the grapes.

Chapter 7

Passion, curiosity and the thrill of discovery lead Selim Evin to start Chapter 7.

 

“We’re an independent bottler. We don’t make whisky, we find it. We look for exceptional casks that mature extraordinary whisky. Street signs inspired our typography. Bringing you Chapter 7 is a journey of passion, curiosity and discovery. The road is windy and isn’t always easy. But whisky’s path from grain to glass isn’t about the destination. It’s about the glory of the ride.

 

Cask end prints inspired our label design. A cask maturing in a warehouse has a mark stencilled into the side. It’s a practical marking. Warehouses are full of casks that all look the same. Marking the ends is how you find the one you want. Our whiskies to leave their mark on you. A bottle of Chapter 7 whisky isn’t something you forget.

 

A cask of whisky is a living, breathing, thing. The porous oak allows air in and out of the wood. The interaction moves the whisky as it interacts with the wood and matures in flavour.”

 

Chapter 7 takes its name from whisky’s natural maturation process.

De Grendel

The Graaff family have played a defining role in the South African political, social and business landscape for over three generations.

 

From his humble origins as a young farm boy, the vision and foresight of First Baronet Sir David Pieter de Villiers Graaff established the foundations of a family legacy that is carried forward by his great grandson Fourth Baronet Sir De Villiers Graaff. The historic farm De Grendel, with its sweeping views across Table Bay towards Table Mountain, is home to a family lineage that continues from generation to generation.

 

The farm is situated within a pristine natural vegetation area known as ‘Renosterveld’ and the conservation thereof is a passion of the family. Home to rare and endangered floral species, this delicate ecosystem has been preserved for future generations. The diversity of the farming activities on De Grendel further enhances their philosophy of sustainable agricultural practices to support their long term vision for the Graaff family legacy in the landscape.

 

De Grendel is a proud member of the WWF’s Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, a pioneering partnership between the country’s wine industry and conservation sector. The initiative strives to protect the natural habitat, encourages wine producers to farm sustainably and to express the advantages of the Cape’s abundant diversity in their wines. Over 140 000 hectares of natural area have been conserved by BWI producers since project inception.

Legacy Peak

Legacy Peak is an award-winning winery, founded in 1997 by owner Liu Hai, based in Ningxia region which is proclaimed as the Bordeaux of China. The vines of Legacy Peak vineyards, which produced highly concentrated fruit, so you get a rich, full-bodied wines, almost in-between Bordeaux and USA. Liu Hai has partnered with Edouard Duval, the 6th generation of Champagne Duval-Leroy who is actively involved in winemaking and distribution.

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