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€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
Category: U’Wine Rising Star
History: The estate is linked to two brothers, Cyrille and Nicolas Grégoire, who are the unfortunate heirs of James Grégoire, owner of Château La Rivière, who died suddenly in a helicopter accident in 2014. In order to honor the wish of their father to own one day a Grand Cru Classé, they buy the Château Ripeau in 2015. Located in the Saint-Emilion appellation, the vineyard of a single tenant extends over more than 16 hectares. The Château has a magnificent terroir, classified in Saint-Emilion since 1954, including the famous blue clays, treasure of Pétrus, pretty neighbor.
Passionate about the vineyard, the brothers Gregoire decided to give a new impetus to the property. In the vineyard so as in the cellar, they work to awake and sublimate the extraordinary potential of this terroir.
The metamorphosis of the Château Ripeau includes an ambitious project of a complete renovation of the buildings and the modernization of the tools of work: the objective of the young owners is to put the high technology at the service of the wine in a total respect of the environment and the soil class.
The enthusiastic wish of the Grégoire brothers: “Making Château Ripeau a great wine is ultimately only doing justice to this exceptional terroir worthy of the greatest. We cannot wait to build a new showcase in Ripeau. Haste to make him live his metamorphosis. Looking forward to extracting from his magnificent promise soil.” The perfect definition of a Rising Star according to U’Wine.
Surface area: 16,1 ha
Production: 40 000 bottles
Geology: slightly gravely surface sand and clayey-ferrous vein in the basement
Varieties: 65%Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc et 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing: New barrels: 100%
Second Wine: La Tour de Ripeau
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