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: The Château Lafon-Rochet is located in Saint-Estèphe and has some of the most prestigious wine-growing neighbours in the world. Indeed, it is located between the vineyards of Château Cos d’Estournel and the Château Lafite Rothschild. The Lafon family has maintained the estate for more than two centuries. It led the estate up to its consecration in 1855, when the Château was classed Quatrième Grand Cru du Médoc.
Guy Tesseron, seduced by this unique terroir, bought the estate in 1961 and undertook numerous renovations. The vine was replanted and the residence rebuilt in the form of a 17th century charterhouse, the only one of this style in Bordeaux. Another original feature: he decided to paint the building yellow, the colour that is found on the labels of the bottles. For three generations, the Tesseron family has worked with care and passion on this 45-hectare vineyard.
Surface area: 40 ha
Production: 120,000 bottles
Geology: Quaternary gravel and clay-limestone subsoil
Varieties: 57% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc
Ageing: 15 months - New barrels: 50%
Second Wine: Les Pèlerins de Lafon Rochet
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