Photos : Dylan Legrand
Photos : Dylan Legrand
Feret Editions 2016,
brooch 192 p
“ While there is of the vine, there is hope
By Jean-Pierre Gené,
Bordeaux Party, Jean-Pierre walked over a month through the vineyards to reach the cemetery of Imvros, small Cretan village, where six tombs show the same surname as his : Xiradakis. ” I was looking for anything, I did not expect the Holy Grail. Just know a little better the origin of the name I bear for several decades, and now with pride. The name with which I journeyed throughout my personal and professional background. The name that was hard to take in my teens, with my friends in this popular area of Spanish emigrants. This name which earned me jeers to military service. This exotic sounding name for some but that forged my personality. ” He has just published the story of that journey, pretext for a virtual room where one eats sandwiches and omelettes cross the road and sprinkled with modest wine.
Jean-Pierre Xiradakis today is known and valued is on the Bordeaux and the owner of restaurant La Tupina (” the pot “, Basque), opened in 1968 bought in a local 700 francs door of the Currency, a neighborhood of immigrants that the bourgeois was careful to avoid. They all came from, this became greedy and pretty street where, under his leadership, now rub restaurants, bistros, grocery, caviste, guest house. taster bottles end, locavore before time, strong advocate products and kitchen of this West that roams backpackers for decades, he chose, see you soon 70 years of age, go through the vineyards in search of their roots and hers.
” Only walking, because it is true freedom, trustful abandonment, allows fully appreciate that perceive our five sense constantly solicited. There is no Saturday or Sunday. Only days that pass, differently, deeper, live hours, seasons, human relationships, the smells, whose own his. It empties the mind to live completely. ”
GR 6 in GR 77, of Roman road in county, walk, hitchhiking, by bus, by train, on a boat, as it moves away from Bordeaux, ” the restorer of Gironde disappear in favor of a traveler like other -Anonymous. At the same time, wines will evolve met, of it influenced by marketing to the sublime wine : that of the moment, one that surprises us, one that turns our dream into reality. but we still have for your pleasure young partridges, pheasans, ruails, hares and wood pigeons., the emotion. ”
the wine as ” truth of a terroir ”
Jean-Pierre has everything tasted Xiradakis, the best and the worst. He knows the Bordeaux vineyard vine by vine and winegrowers by name. The factory and the wine trade have few secrets for him. Shanghai to New York, he has seen much and learned, more, during this trip, he will ask the right question : ” What is a good wine ? ”
Through Cahors, Gaillac, Minervois, the Baux de Provence, the Thoronet, Liguria and Tuscany, his judgment turned : ” I put the nose in the glass with more humility and circumspection. I do not only search the largest unattainable, but simply the truth of a terroir and the man who shaped the vine with his beliefs and knowledge. Pierre Coste, The Revo-lutions in the palace, spoke of the "wanted wine or wine suffered". I am now in the desired wine. ”
In this autobiography vino-perso where the author never gets angry – even when denied a slice of roast pork – emerges a profound respect for nature and those who prefer to grow rather than exploit. Step by step, he portrays these people and their passion for the vine. This vine, in the deep land, crossed somewhere Cretan roots to produce a single grape : le Tour (dakis) walker.”
By Jean-Pierre Gené,
The World Style,
12 July 2016
We opened the treasure chest and want to share with you these bottles by offering the price of coast we could evaluate.
Wines that have been long forgotten have been kept at the right temperature and if the labels are sometimes very tired, health physician the drink has been patient for so many years no longer waiting to be drunk at last ! More than liquid, look it is time that creates the experience, the pleasure of tasting that hands have crafted there are over half a century ...
Ch. Laroque, St Emilion, 1966, 100€
Ch. Prieuré Lichine, Margaux, 1966, 160€
Ch. Fonroque, St Emilion, 1971, 90€
Ch. Pessan, Graves, 1947, 120€
Ch. Chasse Spleen, Moulis, 1961, 400€
Ch. Coutet, Sauternes, 1961, 130€
Open wines can not be returned or exchanged.
Rates are applied "on site" or "take away".
The Café Tupina is now a place of honor to women who composed the Bergerac wine list. Twenty bottles from 9 euro were selected, we expect you to taste !
The vineyards of Bergerac, Those are 5 Wine and colors 13 Designations of Origin: so that everyone will find his account!
1200 producers grow 12500 hectares of vineyards for an average production 570000hl. The vineyard is very old: with more than 2000 years of age!
The soils are very varied there: a mosaic with its versions of clay and limestone soils and serious. The climate, rather continental, is very conducive to the development of the vineyard. The main grape varieties are grown:
– in white: sémillon, sauvignon et muscadelle
– in red: merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, et malbec.
You will find in Bergerac red wines of quality at very affordable prices with real gems among the Côtes de Bergerac, Pécharmant et Montravel. In white, Again the choice is vast Bergerac dry to sweet exceptional Monbazillac, Saussignac and Rosette through the very popular soft Côtes de Bergerac.
“SO Femme & Vin is an association law 1901 nonprofit created the 27 May 2014. This is the first professional network southwestern wine women. Our members are winemakers, oenologues, Technicians wine, responsible for communication, sommeliers or commercial. They all have in common the fact of being involved professionally and principally in the production, the sale or promotion of South-west wines.”
Alexandra is the heroine of Baudricourt Bordeaux chateaux comic saga Corbeyran Espé and edited by Glénat.
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Located on the heights of the prestigious Saint-Estèphe, and facing the estuary of the Gironde — which gives it its oxygen and its micro climate benefactor -, Phelan-Segur is a well thought pretty pedigree. The first steps of this elegant wine significant property neoclassical style are from the late eighteenth century when a young Irish and wine broker, Bernard Phélan, decided to settle in Bordeaux. Motivated to produce its own wines, he managed to acquire, with the support of her stepfather Daniel Guestier (great merchant of the Bordeaux) two properties : le "Clos de Garramey 'in 1805 then, five years later, Segur domain Cabanac. It's his son, Franck Phélan, who, From 1841, together the two properties just to make only one : Phélan Ségur. Making every effort for the fame of its vintage and its wines, Frank Phelan was a charismatic owner, rigorous and passionate about his land. Over a century and a half later, the castle as the plot could again regain all their brilliance to give expression to the intrinsic qualities of these 70 hectares of vines strongly marked with the royal seal "Cabernet". At the disposal of Pommery and Lanson champagne she owned, a family of Champagne, Gardinier the family, fell in love with Phelan Segur. She bought it in 1985. Xavier Gardinier and his three son thus became the new guardians of this …
Located on the heights of the prestigious Saint-Estèphe, and facing the estuary of the Gironde — which gives it its oxygen and its micro climate benefactor -, Phelan-Segur is a well thought pretty pedigree. The first steps of this elegant wine significant property neoclassical style are from the late eighteenth century when a young Irish and wine broker, Bernard Phélan, decided to settle in Bordeaux. Motivated to produce its own wines, he managed to acquire, with the support of her stepfather Daniel Guestier (great merchant of the Bordeaux) two properties : le "Clos de Garramey 'in 1805 then, five years later, Segur domain Cabanac. It's his son, Franck Phélan, who, From 1841, together the two properties just to make only one : Phélan Ségur. Making every effort for the fame of its vintage and its wines, Frank Phelan was a charismatic owner, rigorous and passionate about his land. www.millesima.fr
Every Friday evening (from 19:30 to 22:30), We invite you to discover a castle presented by its owner. On this occasion, a drink will be served during dinner. The next tasting will be held : -Friday 21 January “Chateau La Rame” -Friday 28 January “Chateau De Laville” -Friday 4 February 'Chateau De Marsan” (Premières Côtes de Bordeaux)
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Chateau Angelus granted us an interview to talk about the way the property and its teams have experienced the vintage 2009 and how it is expressed in wines and Chimes Angelus Angelus. Interview with Hubert de Bouard de Laforest Find the wine futures on this property: www.millesima.fr Copyright © avril 2010 Millésima SA