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*
2 offices: Bordeaux & Shanghai*
*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
Category: U'Wine Rising Star
History: With its 58 hectares, the Château Fombrauge is the biggest Grand Cru Classé of St-Emilion! The origins of the vineyard dates back from 16th century. Its name comes from “Fons Brogiera” that means “source surrounded by heather and bushes”. These sources are today in the heart of the vineyard. The estate was owned by different families before being classified as National Asset during the French Revolution. The descendants succeeded in defending their rights in 1808 and in getting back the Château. In 1867 Château Fombrauge receives the gold medal for the Universal Exhibition.
From the Canolle family in the 15th century to Bernard Magrez, six families have been at the head of the Château. This continuity has therefore brought an incomparable stability and a unique pioneer soul. Since 1999, Bernard Magrez a worked the vineyard and receive as a reward to be listed in the St-Emilion Classification in 2012. The estate is a part of this very restricted club among 64 other Châteaux.
Surface area : 58 ha
Production: 200 000 bottles
Geology: clay-limestone soil
Varieties: 77% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing: 18 months – New barrels: 45%, one year barrels: 45 %, concrete tank: 10%
Second Wine: Le Cadran de Fombrauge
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