Louis Fabre Owner and winemaker at Château Coulon in Languedoc
The Château Coulon estate, located in the Languedoc AOC of Corbières, is a real family affair. It belongs to the Fabre family—one of the oldest winemaking families in the Languedoc—along with four other estates, with three generations active in the business. All of their estate wines are certified organic and follow biodynamic winemaking principles.
Patrick Léon Winemaker at Château d’Esclans
With former winemaking posts at Château Mouton-Rothschild in Bordeaux, Opus One in Napa and Viña Almaviva in Chile, among others, Léon is no stranger to the wine world, and, in fact, has long been an established winemaking icon. But he has made new waves and redefined an entire style category with his latest role in the creation of the rosés from the Château d’Esclans estate in Provence.
Florent Rouve Winemaker at Vins Rijckaert/Domaine Rijckaert in Burgundy and Jura
Domaine Rijckaert was established in 1998 by Jean Rijckaert, but since 2013, the torch has been gradually passed to Winemaker Florent Rouve, who tends to the brand’s complex and delicious lineup of white wines from both Burgundy and the Jura. They are terroir-specific wines of site expression and natural purity.
Wine Tour de France 2017 is presented in partnership with Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Wine courtesy of Baron Francois, the lead wine sponsor of Wine Tour de France 2017
Cheese courtesy of Président. Bread courtesy of Pain d'Avignon. Charcuterie courtesy of Les Trois Petits Cochons.
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