Words of Laureates, 2015 Coupe des Crus -– Saint-Emilion Appellation

Four cups were awarded during the launch of Vinexpo to the best crus of Saint-Emilion and its surroundings on Sunday 14 June 2015. A challenge organised by the Conseil des Vins de Saint-Emilion, Terre de Vins and Riedel. Find out who the winners of the Saint-Emilion appellation are !

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“The Coupe des Crus, it’s an organization that is really interesting, that, in a way, rewards the monitoring of the wines. We have three vintages. It’s not just one wine that is noted. It’s true that it was a real pleasure, a beautiful surprise too. It’s a little pride. It’s very interesting to be able to be compared with all of what is done by our neighbors in Saint-Emillion. It gives us a good idea about our place in the appellation. So, it’s important. It means our product is consistent in quality.   Even though the years are different, it is important to distinguish between each vintage. But also, it is necessary that each vintage, has the quality. It is true that we have three lovely wines. Three completely different vintages. 2010 is, for us, the big vintage. We talk a lot about 2009, but it’s true that 2010 in the end really is as good, and even better to us. Structured, powerful wine with character, a wine that’s to be kept ideally. Next 2011, 2012 are vintages rather more classic from the Bordeaux region, from Saint-Emilion. 2011 tastes great right now for example. It is rather rounded, on the fineness. And the 2012 vintage is a little more lively, more fruity, more explosive. So there, three very different vintages, three different tastes. And by getting the cup, we have shown that we’ve managed to work with wines with strong alcohol content, others that were a little lighter, a little more fruity. We’ve managed to make wines that have satisfied the majority of the customers that were present. Each time, we’ve been successful in bringing out a wine that gives pleasure that is gourmand, which has its own personality each year. The way we work, I think it is the pleasure, followed by the passion. It is true that I took over my parents’ business, I have been immersed in it since I was little. So, it really is something that came naturally. I love doing what I do! In our family, the values that guide us are: dynamism, innovation, environment and making enjoyable wines. A good wine for me, is a wine that is pleasant, that isn’t agressive, that is silky but with character. It’s the one that gives you pleasure, that makes you want to have a second glass.”

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