At the beginning of the 19th century, Honoré Gavignet, winemaker at Domaine de la Romanée Conti, founded his own Domaine in Nuits Saint Georges.
Honoré transmitted his passion for wine to his son Maurice Gavignet. The father and son pair developed the business within the family property, the current headquarters of the Estate. Now in its fourth generation, the family-owned winery today is headed by Arnaud Gavignet.
Their cultivation practices are geared towards respecting the soil and vineyard. After all, giving birth to a great wine requires producing grapes of extreme quality. Their vineyard is entirely harvested by hand.
Vinification revolves around a simple idea: to promote maceration and extraction in order to optimise concentration and endow their wines with a rich and elegant structure.
A controlled fermentation profile with controlled vinification temperatures contributes to the expression of their wines. After bottling, the wines age under the vast vaults of their cellars to develop powerful red fruit and blackberry aromas.
The Estate has developed and expanded over the generations.
The plots of Nuits Saint Georges, Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru “Les Chaignots” and Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru “Les Millandes” were the first acquired.
The Domaine’s appellations were then expanded to include plots of Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits at a place called “Les Dames Huguette” and Gevrey Chambertin.
Over the last decade, the Domaine has grown with vineyards on the Côte de Beaune at Monthelie, Santenay, Savigny les Beaune and Pommard. This is how the Domaine becomes one of the pearls of the Côte d’Orien vineyard.
Their wines are vinified and aged in their cellars, Rue Félix Tisserand, at Nuits Saint Georges, by their Cellar Master who takes special care in working the extraction to promote all the expression and typicality of the different terroirs.
Their wines age in French Merrain oak barrels for 18 months and their cuvées contain 25% to 100% new barrels depending on the appellation, which gives their production a unique style.
In the region of Asenovgrad the nature has created soil and climatic conditions suitable for the advent and development of viticulture as the occupation of the population. Viticulture is one of the most ancient occupations in the town. This we learn from the investigators of this period, who had summarized the data yet still from the Thracian antiquity. There is no doubt, that Thracians had had a knowledge of the vine and wine and skillfully cultivated them
The multi-generational growers, whose descendants arrived here nearly two centuries ago, are the backbone of Torbreck’s winemaking aspirations. Without their knowledge of the seasons and the soil, we would not have such a precious resource of fruit to work with.
Cooper, originally from Santa Bárbara (California), discovered Spanish wines when he was only 21 years old, on one of the trips he made to Europe with his family. Since then, his personal and professional career has been closely linked to Spain, where he has lived for more than a decade. His first experiences as a professional in the world of wine were as a writer for the Spanish Wines and More blog, from which he advised many amateurs.
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Luminosity and minerality with a touch of feminine elegance. A hidden gem, surrounded by sequoias, firs and chestnut trees which reveals itself to those travelling through the first woods of the Florentine mountains, with vines climbing to an altitude of 700 metres.