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
Domaine Yann Chave
Category: U’Wine Rising Star - U’Wine Famous Second
History: The estate was built in 1970’s by Yann Chave’s parents with 4 hectares with a double culture: one hectare with a vineyard, three hectares with arboriculture. Years after years, the estates kept on growing keeping the same double culture philosophy. The family produces its first vintages in 1973 in the cooperative cellar from Tain. It is only in 1978 that Nicole and Bernard Chave decided t create their own cellar.
In 1996, Yann is only 26 years old and decided to move in on the vineyard part of the estate. He started to restructure the vines and worked on the soil. He then launched in 2000’s an organic culture after the poisoning from a pesticide. Today the estate of 20 hectares is in the center of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, included 1ha20 on the mythical Hermitage hill.
“Wine is like a child. I am raising it – in the respect of what it is – with as a result that it stays straight and sincere in its life practice.” This sentence from Yann Chave symbolizes the wine vision of this estate.
Surface area: 20 ha
Production: 100 000 bottles
Geology: Graves soil and grave and clay sub-soils
Grappe varieties: Red – 100% Syrah / White – 65% Marsanne and 35% Roussanne
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