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*
€24.5 M worth of assets under management*
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*Calendar year 2020
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.
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…See more
« 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
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.
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
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