A castle dating from 1884, with a breathtaking view of the forest and its 42 hectares of landscaped parkland. Between the classic hotel and the guest house, the Château de la Poste allows freedom and the small grain of madness.
In 2017, the Silver Ry planted the grape variety Johanniter, chooses for its resistance and ease of maintenance entirely handmade. These 2000 feet of Johanniter will produce magnums of sparkling wine in a few years.
Site web : www.chateaudelaposte.com
Raphaël Lamiraux runs his family estate Champagne Granzamy, located in Venteuil, on the heights of the Marne valley, and whose vineyard is located on the grounds of Epernay. He has been perpetuating a Champagne tradition from father to son since 1907. Three generations have succeeded in cultivating the vines, harvesting the grapes and vinifying on the property.
“The meeting with Jean-François Baele
first allowed me to meet a quality human being and a passionate of our beautiful job. It gave me the desire to try diversity, to overcome the strict constraints related to the territory of Champagne, especially in terms of choice of grape varieties. A way to view my passion with a fresh eye and think outside the box.”
As a consulting enologist, Thomas Porignaux assists winemakers in the technical mastery of winemaking, a complex and demanding field. He works with several craftsmen in Champagne, but also in other regions of France and Belgium.
“ Having had the pleasure of advising the estate of the Ry of Argent
and the Granzamy champagnes, I was able to facilitate the meeting between Jean-Françoise Baele and Raphaël Lamiraux. All three, we found ourselves on the desire to apply the same degree of demand as what is applied in the Champagne region, while using a more diverse range of choices, in terms of grape varieties, blends or desired aromas. “
“A priori, nothing predestined for a young farmer to start making wine in Belgium in collaboration with a specialist in industrial and agricultural machinery …
However, a common passion for wine, challenges, entrepreneurship and obvious complementarity have favored this association. Serge brings his 25 years of management and management experience as well as new development opportunities for the Domaine du Ry d’Argent, while Jean-François brings his determination, network and technical knowledge. .
An alchemy is directly born from all these elements and a long and fruitful adventure is just beginning … “
Jean-François is the youngest winemaker in Wallonia, the same goes for Martin Bacquaert with Flanders. The Domaine Entre-Deux-Monts is located in the beautiful region of the Monts de Flandre. The vineyard covers an area of sixteen hectares, lies between Mont Noir and Mont Rouge, between two mountains …
Léon Brouir helped Jean-François during his first steps of the traditional method in general. It is with him that Jean-François was able to make his first vintage of traditional method “The Rosé d’Audrey” thanks to its infrastructure, his advices and his long experience in the field.
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