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The 2017 wine guides reward our partner winemakers

The 2017 wine guides reward our partner winemakers

News from 19/10/2016

With the recent launch of the 2017 wine guides, Gourmet Odyssey’s partner winemakers have once again been selected by France’s most renowned wine critics and rewarded for the quality of their wines.  Here is an overview of the mentions that our partner winemakers received.

Bettane + Desseauve 2017

Château de la Bonnelière

Château de la Bonnelière, near Chinon in the Loire Valley, received a rating of 15.5 / 20 in the Bettane + Desseauve wine guide for the 2014 vintage of the Clos de la Bonnelière.  This is the red wine chosen by Gourmet Odyssey for the adopt-a-vine Wine Experience.

And many more of their wines were also mentioned in the guide, such as the Clos des Roches Saint-Paul 2014, the Chapelle 2014, and the Rive Gauche 2015.
 Guide Hachette 2017

Domaine Chapelle

Domaine Chapelle in the picturesque Burgundy village of Santenay had two of their wines selected for the 2017 Guide Hachette; Les Petites Lolières 2013 Aloxe Corton Premier Cru red wine and the Saint-Jean 2014 Santenay white wine who has “an intense nose of white flowers and yellow fruits, and a smooth, buttery finish on the palate with a good mineral freshness.”
 Guide Hachette 2017

Domaine la Cabotte

In the Rhone Valley, Domaine la Cabotte was also honoured.  Their Garance wine, the organic red wine also chosen by Gourmet Odyssey for the Wine Experience, was chosen by the Bettane + Desseauve wine guide, receiving a rating of 12.5 / 20 for the 2014 vintage.

The wine was also selected for the Guide Hachette in which they described it as having “a harmonious nose with lovely black fruit, violet and spice aromas.  It is well balanced on the palate, at first smooth, but then becoming stronger with a lengthy finish.  Good potential."
 Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2017

Domaine Stentz-Buecher

Domaine Stentz-Buecher in Wettolsheim, Alsace also had a number of their wines chosen for the Bettane + Desseauve 2017 wine guide.  The Who Am I? 2014 was rated 16 / 20, the Riesling Tannenbuehl Flavien 2014 received 13 / 20 and the Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst 2014 scored 16 / 20.

 Le Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2017

Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard

In Chablis, the wines from Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard were chosen multiple times in the different guides.  The Bettane + Desseauve 2017 wine guide included the Chablis Côte de Lechet Premier Cru 2014 and the Chablis Montmains Premier Cru  2015 wines among their top picks.

In the Meilleurs Vins de France wine guide, the Chablis Sainte-Claire, which was recently selected by Gourmet Odyssey, was the star.  It was rated 14.5/20 and described as being “fine and distinctive with a nice freshness.”

So another nice spread of awards this year to recognise the hard work and talent of our partner winemakers.  Well done!

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