Long, warm sunny days and cooler evenings provide the budding vines with excellent condition to ripen without compromising acidity. Moderate rainfall throughout the year keeps the vines hydrated, and the stony soils ensure good drainage, thereby reducing the occurrence of disease.
Vignano is a biodynamic vineyard and winery. A DOCG certified vineyard it borders Colli Fiorentini and the Chianti Classico region. the geology of the area confirms that Vignano was once under the sea and sharp eyes will find seashells amongst our vines. The impact of a rich soil in shale is that it forces the roots of the vines 8 meters deep into the earth which then produces sweet and succulent grapes ideal for vinification. All of Vignano’s vineyard slopes are south-south west facing at an average height of 22o meters above sea level. There is a constant year round movement of air reducing the need for any pesticides.
Sangiovese, Brunello, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Manseng and Viognier vines were specifically planted in areas that best suit their environmental needs. All grapes are harvested and selected by hand. All stems and rejected grapes are spread along every second row of vines as natural compost. Vignano relies on the natural of yeast of the grape guaranteeing the ‘terrior’ taste of the wine. Vignano uses French Oak Barels, which are rotated every 5 years. Occasionally Californian Oak is used to deepen a vanilla trace.
Founded in 2005, the Barons de Rothschild Champagne House has established strong relationships with partner producers to craft champagnes of a rare elegance from exceptional terroirs and rigorously selected grapes. “Accomplishing through great achievements”, such has been the Rothschild family’s ambition for more than 250 years. Through the strength of its wine-growing experience, the family has joined forces with producers from Champagne to develop excellent champagnes which bring together know-how and tradition.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, who passed away in 2001, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003. It was Johann Rupert who constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility on the estate, and the beginnings of what was to become a sprawling enterprise with a focus on terroir-specific wines.
Takara has great experience in producing Shochu , Mirin and Sake for more than one-and-a-half centuries. Because Takara’s main business endeavors depend heavily on the mastery of natural processes such as fermentation, the Company feels a strong responsibility toward preserving the natural environment.
Certain names resonate strongly within Australian wine history and Jim Barry is one of them. It was Jim Barry’s drive that helped shape South Australia’s Clare Valley as a benchmark producer of world class Riesling and cemented it as one of Australia’s premier wine regions.
The House was established in Reims in 1843, by Joseph Krug, a visionary non-conformist with an uncompromising philosophy. Having understood that the true essence of Champagne is pleasure itself, his dream was to craft the very best Champagne he could offer, every single year, regardless of annual variations in climate.