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4 July 2024 

Inside La Place – New Vision of Cantenac Brown and Its Cellar born from Its own Earth

Tristan Le Lous Owner Château Cantenac Brown 3ème Cru Classé Margaux In May 2022, when I met José Sanfin, manager of Château Cantenac Brown for over 34 years, we discussed the fact that this magnificent estate has been bought by the Le Lous family in 2019. It seems obvious to meet the new owners in […]

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28 June 2024 

Inside La Place – The freshness of Larcis Ducasse

Ariane Gratiot  Co-Managing Director  David Suire        Technical Director Château Larcis Ducasse Premier Grand Cru Classé Saint Emilion Gerda: Ariane, you’re the 4th generation to own a business. What are the main challenges you face personally in your job? Ariane Gratiot:  The main challenge is to convey the image of Larcis Ducasse to professionals and […]

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21 June 2024 

Inside La Place – “My daily challenge: Always delving into details”

Fabien Teitgen Managing director, agronomist and oenologist Château Smith Haut Lafitte Grand Cru Classé, Pessac Leognan Gerda Beziade: Can you tell about us?  Fabien Teitgen: My background is fairly straightforward. I’m originally from Lorraine, an industrial region, but part of my family worked in agriculture. In particular, my great-grandfather owned vines and fruit trees. He was a […]

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14 June 2024 

Inside La Place – Defending Local Supremacy

 Lise Latrille Managing Director in post since 2000 Château Prieuré Lichine 4th Grand Cru Classé Margaux Gerda: Tell us about yourself… Lise Latrille: I joined Château Prieuré-Lichine at the beginning of 2000, shortly after it was acquired by the Ballande family at the end of 1999. My background is deeply rooted in the world of wine. As a […]

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28 May 2024 

Inside La Place – The New Strategy of Château Climens

Jérôme Moitry Managing Director Château Climens Premier Cru Classé Barsac Sauternes Gerda: Tell us about yourself… Jérôme Moitry: I’m going to talk about my brother and myself, as I accompanied him in this magnificent acquisition. We come from Nîmes, with a father from Lorraine and a mother from Spain. My brother graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in […]

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17 May 2024 

Inside La Place -Renewal at Château de Sales 

Vincent Montigaud Chief Executive Officer and Marine Treppoz Chairman  Château de Sales  Pomerol Gerda: Tell us about you… Marine Treppoz: I’m one of 14 cousins who co-own Château de Sales. After studying at HEC and completing a master’s degree in mathematics, I worked at Gaumont, then in a private equity fund before co-managing a video game […]

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30 April 2024 

Inside La Place – Vintage 2023: When Bordeaux reinvents its classics

Vintage 2023: When Bordeaux reinvents its classics Gerda: The Primeurs 2023 tasting week  came  to an end last week. It was an intense and important week for La Place, during which more than 5,000 wine professionals of 70 different nationalities discovered the new vintage. Detailed reports on 2023 and notes from some of the wine critics have […]

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19 April 2024 

Inside La Place – When wine makes its revolution

Dr. Mohamed Najim Director of Research Laboratory University Professor in Signal and Image Processing at the Polytechnic Institute and University of Bordeaux Co-author of the book “When Wine Makes Its Revolution” In the world of wine, there are extraordinary enthusiasts, and Mohamed Najim is a perfect example. Born in Morocco in 1945, this engineer graduated […]

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