Chateaux Profiles

Chateau Le Rondailh – Exceptional Wine

Chateau Le Rondailh, owned by the Pallaruelo family for several generations in Sainte Foy La Longue, makes an unusual Bordeaux wine. Their semi-sweet white wine is a Bordeaux Moelleux which we don’t often see feted outside France.  The AOC Bordeaux Moelleux is difficult to pin down; its meaning has become somewhat lost in translation.  When used … Read more

Bordeaux and Brunello – Perse of Chateau Pavie Considering Buying Vineyard in Tuscany

Last week I spotted that Terre de Vins reported that Gerard Perse, owner of Chateau Pavie – newly promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé A in the 2012 Saint Emilion Classification – would like to buy a vineyard in Italy one day: “I would like to invest in Tuscany, why not in Brunello.” Perse is also the owner of Châteaux Pavie Decesse, Monbusquet, Bellevue … Read more

Is Pétrus Asia’s New Lafite – and Will Garage Wines Take Off in China?

Jing Daily  have reported that Chinese wine collectors are turning to Pétrus and asks whether Pétrus will be the new Lafite for Chinese wine collectors: “Following their love affairs with Château Lafite Rothschild then Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC) — it appears that they’re investing ever more into perennial status symbol Château Pétrus. While DRC — with its limited production … Read more

Sauvignon Gris – A New Star For Bordeaux Chateaux?

Whilst at the 2011 En Primeur tastings this year I noticed that more white Bordeaux wines seemed to be blended with Sauvignon Gris than before. On checking this out I read that according to figures obtained by the Interprofessional Council of Bordeaux Wine (CIVB), the production of Sauvignon Gris is increasing in popularity with Bordeaux chateau … Read more

Robert Parker and Bordeaux 2009 – The New Scores

Robert Parker’s eagerly anticipated new scores have been released on the Bordeaux 2009s. I say eagerly awaited as the scores were released in the print version of the Wine Advocate hours before they were posted on – and when they finally came online the site crashed (definitely an indication of how much interest there is out … Read more

Chateau Haut Bailly’s New Acquisition – Chateau Le Pape

Chateau Haut Bailly has recently purchased Chateau Le Pape which is this near neighbour. Le Pape is located at the highest point of the Pessac Leognan appellation and has 7 hectares of vines planted ith Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with an average production of 33,000 bottles. Domaine de Carsin is the Second Wine. The chateau at Le Pape is an … Read more

MoneySupermarket Local Deals – 6 Bottle Case at 43% Discount

Bordeaux-Undiscovered has teamed up with MoneySupermarket Local Deals to offer a superb case of wine direct from the chateaux at 43% discount. Our specially chosen case is £42.99 and we recommend that you act quickly to take advantage of this offer, saving £32.00 on 6 great quality bottles. Delivery will be at least 14 working days from order. … Read more

Horses and Viticulture – Around the Globe

I spotted some fantastic photos recently of a mule working the vines (taken by J-P Lamarque) at Domaine de Chevalier whilst the horses were resting. You can find a selection of photos of the mule in the vineyards on their blog here and they are hoping to make a video soon which they will also post. Domaine de Chevalier have … Read more