U’WineMakers

Our team that we call the U’Wine Makers are here to serve you with great passion and commitment. We share the culture of the Grands Crus with excellence, passion and innovation, offering wine lovers from all over the world enjoyment and excitement. We guide them through the process of creating, building up and successfully managing their wine cellar and offer them access to a wine collection made up of the top 1% of the finest terroirs in the world.

As Makers, we thrive to build tomorrow’s wine world by focusing on sustainability, long term value creation and delivering emotions.

€15 M committed orders*

552,000 bottles*

€24.5 M worth of assets under management*

27 U’Wine-Makers**

1,012 members*

2 offices: Bordeaux & Shanghai*

*Calendar year 2020

CEO and Founder

thomas hébrard

CEO and Founder

Marketing and Communication Associate

julia ackeret

Marketing and Communication Associate

Logistics Assistant

naoual arakrak

Logistics Assistant

Chief Technical Officer

etienne baratte

Chief Technical Officer

Marketing and Communication Manager

dorothée berny

Marketing and Communication Manager

Sourcing and Châteaux Relationship Director

Quentin chaperon

Sourcing and Châteaux Relationship Director

IT Senior Associate

Pierre-Marie de jauréguiberry

IT Senior Associate

Logistics and Purchase Management Assistant

Hugues de vençay

Logistics and Purchase Management Assistant

General Accountant

johanna fourcade

General Accountant

Wine Operations Manager

anne-sophie gabriel

Wine Operations Manager

Financial Advisor

antoine jeanson

Financial Advisor

Chief Sales Officer

jean-marc jocteur

Chief Sales Officer

Sales Associate

clément legendre

Sales Associate

Customer Success Manager

charlotte morange

Customer Success Manager

Senior China Marketing and Communication Associate

kit ng

Senior China Marketing and Communication Associate

Sales Manager

céline pavlaud

Sales Manager

Financial Controller

hortense pintault

Financial Controller

Sourcing & Wine Operations Senior Associate

corentin raynaud

Sourcing & Wine Operations Senior Associate

Chief Operations Officer

carole schwach

Chief Operations Officer

Asia Financial Controller

yujie tang

Asia Financial Controller

International Sales Associate

pauline wlodarzyck

International Sales Associate

Asia Project Manager

Zengguang xue

Asia Project Manager

Asia Business Development Director

wanting yang

Asia Business Development Director

CFO / Human Ressources

Maeva Lhomme

CFO / Human Ressources

Lead Generation Officer

Janco Marais

Lead Generation Officer

Marketing and Communication Assistant / Office Manager

Leann Nockolds

Marketing and Communication Assistant / Office Manager

The Selection Committee

Our U’Wine Selection committee is composed of two devoted wine lovers and respected professionals with contacts in the world’s most sought-after wine estates: Aymeric de Clouet is a wine expert to the Paris Court of Appeal, and a fond lover of old vintages Bordeaux wines; Quentin Chaperon is our full-time director of sourcing and Châteaux relationships, tirelessly travelling the world to uncover hidden wine gems. Their mission is to secure allocations from the most coveted wine estates and uncover Rising Stars to continue expanding our 1% U’Wine selection.

Quentin Chaperon

Quentin Chaperon

Aymeric de Clouet

Aymeric de Clouet

Where it all started…

« …From my early experience as an entrepreneur, I learned that I had to follow my instincts and stay true to my values. Surrounding myself with great people, be they family, friends, employees, shareholders and Customers is the key to my success. Antoine, our CFO, is my rock at U’Wine; Florence, my wife, represents my life balance. Our ambition transcends borders and the anglicised U’Wine name is testimony to this. Our story has only just begun…

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Our 1%

« A terroir is the combination of a unique soil and climate, carefully nurtured by the Wine maker.
Without terroir, there are no « Grands Vins ». Choosing 1% of the top terroirs means possessing the finest wines in the world in your wine cellar.  »

172 Wine Estates
675 Wines
6 Countries
3 Wine Profiles: Legend, Famous Second, Rising Star

Château Grand Corbin-Despagne

Category: U'Wine Rising Star 


History: Pioneer of Saint-Emilion, the Despagne family has crossed the years and managed to impact the vineyard history. Owner for 2 centuries, it shares the same values for seven generations: love for vineyard and respect for traditions. In 2012, the family celebrated its 200 years of presence on Grand Corbin terroir.

Located in the North of Saint-Emilion, next to Pomerol, Château Grand Corbin Despagne benefits from to major types of soil: clay and sand with ferruginous sandstone and old clay sands. François Despagne decided to realize a geological study to understand the terroir secrets. 53 plots have been then identified, enabling a perfect plot management depending on the grape variety, of rootstock, the vine age and the terroir. 

Wines reveal complex notes of red fruits and floral notes evolving during ageing to more spice and truffle notes. The violet and cherry are also present with a mouth finale full of fineness and smooth.


Characteristics:

Surface area: 26,8 ha

Production: 70 000 to 100 000 bottles

Geology:clay and sand with ferruginous sandstone and old clay sands

Varieties: 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon

Ageing: 21 months – New barrels: 40 à 60%

Second Wine: Petit Corbin-Despagne