Crown Range Cellar Toasts Partnership with Lorgeril Chateau Du Pennautier

Crown Range Cellar Ltd are pleased to announce a new partnership with Lorgeril Chateaux de Pennautier, France.

History Brief:

Chateau de Pennautier was constructed in 1620 in Versailles de Sud, by an ancestor of Nicolas de Lorgeril, under the reign of King Louis XIII when the King was only 16 years old. It is one of the few world heritage protected places.

Since 1987 it has been run by the 10th generation of winegrowers, Nicolas and Miren de Lorgeril, direct descendants of the 1st Marquis de Pennautier and among the oldest wine producing families in France. This iconic place is the only place in France that allows 50/50 blending of both Bordeaux and Mediterranean varietal grapes.

This year, one of our company directors, Jing Song, traveled there and spent couple of days in the Chateau doing some serious wine tasting & visiting several grape growing sites at the chateau. “Our aim is to select and bring back the wines that are suitable for our kiwi’s palates!” said Jing.

When people talk about French wine they automatically think of Bordeaux & Burgundy or Champagne. There are so many great boutique and local wines in South of France that have yet to be discovered by us. “Their wines are so drinkable over a meal, they don’t need to be cellared for decades. There is a ‘fit’ in our wine philosophies and between our businesses.”

Crown Range Cellar Ltd is proud to announce the very first New Zealand company to acquire the craftsmanship and wine-making skills of Patrick Leon, a very highly recognized and acclaimed wine maker world wide, born and raised in Bordeaux. Patrick was the winemaker and managing director for Chateau Mouton Rothschild for over 20 years and made Baron Phillipe de Rothschild wines like Opus One, as well as being the winemaker consultant for De Lorgeril wines.

Patrick will be making a Signature Wine Collection for Crown Range Cellar New Zealand for the coming vintage 2016. It will be an limited number release and each bottle will be individually signed by himself. This is a truly unique event in the history of wine in New Zealand.

For more information contact:

Michelle Reid
General Manager, Crown Range Cellar
Phone: +64 9 307 7966

Visit: Chateau de Pennautier

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