Our exclusive domains
Château La Valade
Since the 1970s, the latter has paid particular attention to the cultivation of vines with a limitation of yields as well as quality optimized by plot selection.
In 1990, the third Roux generation managed the family properties, bringing a touch of modernity to develop them with respect for their ancestors.
Then, they also gave way to the new generation, in the person of Hervé Roux in 2005. Taking the helm of this family farm dominating the Isle valley on the South-Eastern slope of the Fronsac slopes, he produced there since quality wines with a high proportion – sometimes exclusive – of Merlot.
Our wines are produced in the town of Fronsac made up of 95% Merlot grape variety and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The particularity of Merlot will be found in the fruit and freshness, Cabernet Sauvignon will for its part promote the conservation of the wine and favor wines for aging. The 2015 and 2016 vintages are astonishing; they are an excellent mix between a pleasure wine and a wine for keeping. Our 2018 vintage is awaiting bottling; it will surprise you in a few months.
This special vintage was created in 2015. It comes from the oldest plot of the property, our choice turned to 100% Merlot to promote reasonable yields, the harvest is exclusively manual giving a more careful and more careful wine. even more structured. L’INTIME is vinified in stainless steel vats with 100% aging in new barrels.
THE FRONSAC CANON
The surface area of "Canon Fronsac" is 1.70 ha and is located exclusively in the Municipality of Saint Michel de Fronsac. Merlot is the only grape variety of this appellation in the property of Château Canon La Valade.
Domaine Philippe Cordonnier
The Domaine Philippe Cordonnier is located in the heart of Burgundy, in Côte-de-Nuits, in the commune of Corgoloin. It is the fruit of the will of a man who, with his experience as a winemaker, decided to create his own wine estate in 2009. This great and exciting adventure was born from his determination to use all his skills for the benefit of his own identity. Crossing the doors of Domaine Philippe Cordonnier means entering an environment that combines modernity, tradition and know-how. It’s about discovering local wines.
Driven from a very young age by a very keen interest in viticulture, Philippe Cordonnier chose this path as a teenager and has since then continued to do everything possible to devote himself to his passion and make it his profession. He began by cutting his teeth by working in prestigious Burgundian estates. The trust placed by his peers, as well as his years of experience, have allowed Philippe to develop his skills, both in the vineyard and in the cellar. This versatility has proven to be an excellent asset for founding your own estate, establishing it on solid foundations, and producing great Burgundy wines. To date the Estate has 6.50 hectares.
After starting out with leased plots of vines, Philippe continued the development of his estate with the acquisition of plots located on the terroirs of Comblanchien, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Reulle-Vergy, Gevrey-Chambertin, Beaune, etc. , thus forming the richness and diversity of the wines produced at the estate.
New plantings were carried out in 2018, 2019 and 2020, in preserved soils of particularly promising quality.Philippe Cordonnier has been able to expand his range of wines, but remains particularly attached to maintaining an estate "on a human scale", which allows him to know his vines well and to determine precisely the care that should be given to them.
Among the estate's vintages, two of them took their first name from the "women of the family". Philippe has in fact created a rosé Burgundy, the "Cuvée Alexandra", in the pure tradition of Rosés de saignée and which he wished to dedicate to his wife.
In this same lineage, he then gave birth to the "Cuvée Jade", during the 2018 vintage, on the occasion of the birth of their daughter. This confidential vintage gives the opportunity to appreciate the floral and seductive notes of a rare and yet ancient grape variety in Burgundy, Pinot Beurot.
The 2020 vintage marks the first year of official conversion into was of the domain. Until then not certified, the estate was already practicing the philosophy and cultivation of its vines in this sense, it seemed legitimate to Philippe to formalize his work.
Quality and authenticity are the key words that guide practices within the Philippe Cordonnier estate. The objective is to produce wines that tell something, wines that express and reflect each of the terroirs from which they come.
This perpetual quest requires rigor and patience. The hand of man and his precious know-how must combine harmoniously with the vines to create wines with real personality.
Producing quality wines means paying attention to detail and mastering good practices. Philippe ensures that he “keeps his hand from A to Z”, from the vineyard to the cellar and remains attentive at all stages.
The majority of the work required to produce great wines takes place in the vineyard! Whatever the appellation and whatever the grape variety, Philippe gives the same care to each plot.
Yields are deliberately limited. The traditional use of the pickaxe is standard in the estate, promoting quality soil work. The grapes are harvested manually each year and sorted carefully.
Vinification takes place at the estate and each vintage is aged in barrels with a proportion of new barrels. Only native yeasts are used. You have to let things happen smoothly. Racking and bottling are carried out according to the cycles of the moon.