A Great Success for the First Gathering of the Best Bordeaux from Left Bank and Right Bank Presented by Le Cercle de Grands Vins de Bordeaux

The first gathering of Le Cercle de Grands Vins de Bordeaux has come to a perfect end with the active participation of wine professionals and wine lovers all in town. This is the very first time in Asia under the umbrella of Le Cercle de Grand Vins de Bordeaux, both the left and right bank chateaux have joined hands to present its best wines in 4 different special moments.

The full-day events of Le Cercle de Grands Vins de Bordeaux kicked off with an amazing Press Lunch at Yee Tung Heen in The Excelsior Hotel. 14 renowned food and wine journalists were present to enjoy en primeur 2012 and other carefully selected Bordeaux vintages with producers from 23 chateaux.

Mr. Francis BOUTEMY, the president of Cercle Rive Gauche and Ms. Ivy NG, the experienced and certified wine educator guided trade professionals in a fruitful Trade Seminar to get a closer look at the diversity of quality Bordeaux wines from left bank and right bank. Meanwhile during the Trade Wine Fair, more than 100 trade participants had an exclusive chance to meet wine producers from 23 prestigious chateaux from Bordeaux. The Consumer Wine Fair has also delighted around 150 Bordeaux wine lovers.

Representatives from the 23 prestigious chateaux: Excellent appellations were represented:

Mr. Denis DALIBOT, representing :
Château Brande-Bergère, Bordeaux Supérieur

Mr. Antoine MICHEL, representing :
Château Cap de Faugères, Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux
Château de Chambrun, Lalande de Pomerol
Château Faugères, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Madam Brigitte RULLIER -LOUSSERT, representing :
Château Dalem, Fronsac

Mr. Thomas HERVE, representing :
Château Moulin Haut-Laroque, Fronsac
Château La Vieille Cure, Fronsac

Mr. Heloïse Aubert, representing :
Château Jean de Gué, Lalande de Pomerol
Château Messile Aubert, Montagne Saint-Emilion

Mr. Jean-Yves CHATTÉ, representing :
Château Saint Jean de Lavaud, Lalande de Pomerol
Château de Lussac, Lussac Saint-Emilion
Château Vieux Maillet, Pomerol

Mr. Paul GOLDSCHMIDT, representing :
Château Siaurac, Lalande de Pomerol
Château Vray Croix de Gay, Pomerol
Château Le Prieuré, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé

Ms. Jingjing YANG, representing :
Château Faizeau, Montagne Saint-Emilion

Ms. Martine HERICÉ, representing :
Château du Parc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Haut-Carles, Fronsac

Mr. Jonathan CAMBOURNAC, representing :
Château Haut Selve, Graves

Mr. Pierre-Marie DAVID, representing :
Château Liversan, Haut-Médoc
Château Patache D'Aux, Médoc

Mr. Philippe RAOUX, representing :
Château d’Arsac, Margaux

Mr. Francis BOUTEMY, representing :
Château Haut Lagrange, Pessac-Léognan

About Le Cerle de Vins de Bordeaux

Le Cercle de Grands Vins de Bordeaux is formed by two Bordeaux winegrowers' organizations - Cercle Rive Droite for the Right bank and Cercle Rive Gauche for the Left bank.

Cercle Rive Droite was founded in July 2002 by Alain Raynaud. It groups together 143 chateaux from the Right bank of Gironde river, all of which share a common fundamental focus on quality and personalities of their wines, and respect ethical practices with regard to production and the way the wines are taken to market. Properties in Cercle Rive Droite come from either of these appellations: Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur, Entre-Deux-Mers, Loupiac, Sainte-Foy Bordeaux, Côtes de Bordeaux, Blaye, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux, Côtes de Bourg, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux, Francs Côtes de Bordeaux, Pomerol, Lalande de Pomerol, Fronsac, Canon Fronsac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Montagne Saint-Emilion, Lussac Saint-Emilion and Puisseguin Saint-Emilion.

In March 2013, Alain Raynaud brought the Cercle to the Left Bank, setting up a sister organization Cercle Rive Gauche. The criteria to be part of it are essentially estates' passion and effort on wine quality - the same common goal as Cercle Rive Droite. According to Alain Raynaud, 'this new group is filling a need for a new organization able to market the more affordable quality estates on the Left Bank.' Cercle Rive Gauche is chaired by Francis Boutemy.

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