A 2017 vintage very promising!


It is through a press release that the various AOC wines of Bordeaux have prepared a review of the 2017 vintage.

The April frost was a painful episode for the winemakers. It had not happened since 1991!

Nevertheless, the harvest is of quality.

The grapes were ripe very early in late August, allowing the botrytis (microscopic mushroom that sits on the seeds of overripe grapes) to settle on healthy grapes.

The harvest began early and the climatology was particularly beneficial allowing first successive manual tries very interesting.

The 2017 vintage of sweet white Bordeaux wines has pure aromas and beautiful concentrations of Botrytis.

The wines offer hints of fresh, exotic and citrus fruits.


The 2017 vintage promises to be elegant, and 2018 rich in novelties …

The wines festival 2017

From November 3 to 7, 2017, the 8th edition of the “Bordeaux and New Aquitaine Wine Festival of Wuhan ” was held.

This festival is a springboard for winemakers wishing to develop in the chinese market.

For this, the “Trophees Coup de Cœur” competition brings together a hundred wine professionals who wish to obtain this award every year.

The appellation Sainte-Croix-du-Mont has particularly well represented the AOC of sweet wines of Bordeaux and was thus ranked in the 2017 ranking by winning its “Trophee Coup de Coeur”.

26 other laureate also won a prize in their categories.

Chateau Rayne Vigneau, laureate of “Best of wine tourism” contest

The “Best of wine tourism” contest is aimed to all wine companies in the Dordogne and Lot-et-Garonne, which wish to highlight their visitor reception capabilities as a communication tool for their products and services.

The wine-producing places that market wine or the wine tourism companies that contribute to the development of tourism, can compete in specific categories.


There is no distinction of criteria.

However, attention is paid to the user-friendliness of the visits, the adaptability of the guide to its customers and the warm way to welcome visitors on the site.


For the 2018 edition, Chateau Rayne Vigneau is laureate of the competition.

Recognized for the unusual nature of his visits, he offers workshops around the awakening of the 5 senses with sweet wines. The sight, the smell, the touch, the taste, the hearing are all solicited through these convivial and playful discoveries.

For the experience, you can book thanks to their contact:




Chateau Laville, laureate of “Excellence Award” the General Paris Contest

Chateau Laville in Preignac in AOP Sauternes was nominated for the first time for the “Excellence Award” of the General Paris Contest at in the Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-Food and Forestry.


Coveted by agri-food companies and producers since 2000, the “Excellence Award” rewards the “best of the best”.

This year, 34 laureates were honored for their ability to “make their profession a passion, combine tradition and modernity, creativity and innovation”, thus working to the “outreach of the gastronomic reputation of our country”.

For this, the winner must have obtained the best results of his category in each of the last 3 editions of the contest. This distinguishes the regularity of a producer’s or company’s excellence.

Unlike the medal, it is the know-how and dedication that are rewarded.


Participants are awarded a number of points per category and according to the level of medals obtained in the last 3 editions.

  • 5 points for a Gold Medal
  • 3 for a Silver Medal
  • 1 for a Bronze Medal


It’s the case of the Chateau Laville.

Presided by Jean-Christophe BARBE since 2002, he remembers “When I arrived, I had a fresh eye to put things flat, it is the privilege of the younger generations.”

Graduated with a master’s degree in aroma chemistry and then a post-graduate degree in oenology, he defended his doctoral thesis on whites wines of noble rot.

Now he is seconded by Pascal, his head of culture and shares his days between exploitation and teaching at the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques de Bordeaux” and at the “Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences”.

“For the General Agricultural Competition, samples are taken directly from the cellars, on existing wines.”

He concluded with a smile: “This is the anti-doping competition.”


Congratulations to the Chateau Laville who is once again the pride of our region!


The French horse sector participates in the French day races in Wuhan by setting up LeCheval Tribune to bring a French touch.

As part of the French Day races at the Wuhan racecourse on May 21, 2017, an official delegation from the French horse industry travelled to the site.

In addition, LeCheval Tribune has been set up alongside the slopes with a French garden party style: deckchairs, lawns, picnic baskets … Everything has been done to recreate an elegant ambiance of the French racecourses. 40 lucky French and Chinese horse lovers had the privilege of enjoying an afternoon of racing with a much-appreciated French touch.


LeCheval has also partnered with the city of Sauternes and the GOLDEN WINES of Bordeaux to introduce its guests to the greatest wines of Bordeaux in its Tribune.

The Mayor of Sauternes and the manager of L & C Vins, Jean Compeyrot made the trip to attend this special day full of exchanges and collaboration.


Wuhan Racecourse is considered one of the most modern in China. Created over 10 years ago, 20 race meetings are registered in the 2017 racetrack program with a strong period between March and June. The racecourse finances race prizes from 30,000 RMB to 500,000 RMB mainly through sponsorship and grants from the local government.


“It was a superb cooperation operation for equine sports between the wines of Bordeaux, Sauternes and Wuhan. “

Mr. Philippe Martiner, Consul General of France in Wuhan

“As a representative of the French horse industry, LeCheval is always present at major horse and equestrian events in China alongside Chinese organizers. In particular, we are closely following the evolution of horse racing in strategic cities such as Wuhan. “

Zoé Tingting QUIN, Representative of LeCheval in China

Sauternes and the Sweet Bordeaux wines on CCTV, the first Chinese television

On the occasion of the Wuhan Wine Festival, the Mayor of Sauternes was in Wuhan, China, in the Hubei Province. He was accompanying the Sweet Bordeaux wine delegation. During that trip, the Sauternes Cup project on the Wuhan racetrack was mentioned in the Chinese media.

Horse racing and Sweet Bordeaux in Wuhan

Jean-Michel Descamps is the Mayor of Sauternes and President of the Société des Courses de Bordeaux. With Chinese partners and in conjunction with the Consul General of France, he is working on the creation of an equestrian event on the Wuhan racecourse. Under the name of Sauternes Cup, this horse race would promote the wines of Sauternes and the Sweet Bordeaux.

Jean-Michel Descamps was interviewed by CCTV, the first Chinese television, with 1.2 billion viewers, or 95.6% of the population, and 87 channels worldwide.

Watch the video: http://cctv.cntv.cn/2016/11/05/VIDEjfRG7CWX5oX3oCP4R9r9161105.shtml

The 2016 Wine and Dine Festival in Hong Kong – the Sweet Bordeaux at their best!

The sweet and fruity Bordeaux wines are definitely very popular among Hong Kong people. The wine and food gastronomy festival in Hong Kong, the Wine and Dine Festival, gave, during 27th-30th October 2016, a warm welcome to the Sweet Bordeaux. The tastings are up by 65%.

Hong Kong Wine and Dine 2016 Sweet Bordeaux

Hong Kong, more and more Sweet Bordeaux connoisseurs

The Sweet Bordeaux winemakers notice it every year: Hong Kong people, especially the youth, are increasingly interested in the sweet and fruity wines of Bordeaux. During the 4 days of the festival, tastings exploded at the stall run by the Sweet Bordeaux winemakers. More than 15,000 glasses were served there, it’s 65% more than in 2015. A real satisfaction for representatives of the different Sweet Bordeaux appellations. The Sweet Bordeaux stall has been among the busiest of Bordeaux wines.

Sweet Bordeaux in Hong Kong bars and restaurants

Around the Wine and Dine Festival, some Sweet Bordeaux tastings were also organized. More than 200 people were able to discover these wines at events in Hong Kong bars and restaurants, in the presence of the winemakers. This was the case at the Pacific Cigar Divan at the Stan Café at the B.A.M. Le Garde Manger and finally at the Upper Modern Bistro. 4 nights for 4 different atmospheres, to discover the rich aromas of the sweet and fruity white wines of Bordeaux.

Soirée Pacific Cigar Divan 2016 Sweet Bordeaux

Those wines will again be honored in December at the FCC, the famous Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong.

The 2016 edition of the Wine and Dine Festival confirmed that the Sweet Bordeaux appellation wines have great potential for development in China. The 10 appellations are Sauternes, Barsac, Cérons, Graves Supérieur, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, Cadillac, Loupiac, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, Côtes de Bordeaux Saint-Macaire and Bordeaux Supérieur.

Sweet Bordeaux in Hong Kong: sweet and fruity wines, chocolate and canapés

The Sweet Bordeaux winemakers are currently on tour in Hong Kong and mainland China. Until 30th October, they will participate in the Wine and Dine Festival in Hong Kong before flying to Beijing, Wuhan and Yichang.

Sweet Bordeaux in China

Before the Wine and Dine Festival, they organized a tasting at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong.

Sweet Bordeaux in China

Over 50 enthusiasts of the Bordeaux sweet and fruity wines were present to discover the diversity of the Sweet Bordeaux appellations. (Link to the appellations page)

Sweet Bordeaux in China

They could enjoy some Sauternes, Barsac, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, Loupiac, Cadillac and Premières Côtes de Bordeaux wines, while meeting the winemakers.

Sweet Bordeaux in China

To accompany the wines and enhance their sweetness and aroma, canapés had been prepared. The guests were able to pair the Bordeaux sweet wines with foie gras, Roquefort cheese, calamari or pork belly.

Sweet Bordeaux in China

Finally, the guests enjoyed an amazing last pairing, with Valrhona chocolates. Sweet Bordeaux wines go particularly well with all kinds of chocolates, the freshness and the sweetness of the Sweet Bordeaux wines highlight the smoothness and character of cocoa.

2016 Fall Tour: the Sweet Bordeaux in Hong Kong and China from October 25th to November 16th

Hong Kong, Beijing, Wuhan, Yichang and Tokyo are the five stops of the traditional Sweet Bordeaux fall tour in 2016. The winemakers and representatives of these wines will participate in three events: the 2016 Wine and Dine Festival in Hong Kong, the 2016 Bordeaux and Aquitaine Wines Festival in Wuhan and Vinexpo Tokyo. Between the two, they will stop in Beijing for 3 days for masterclasses, tastings and press conferences. The trip will end with a meeting in Yichang, Hubei province. The opportunity to discover the Sauternes, Barsac, Loupiac, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, St. Croix du Mont, <a href="http://en vente viagra au maroc.sweetbordeaux.com/page-appellation/cadillac/” target=”_blank”>Cadillac and Cérons appellations.

2016 Wine and Dine Festival in Hong Kong: the Sweet Bordeaux program from 25th to 30th October

The Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival is a meeting that the Sweet Bordeaux winemakers honor each year. For this 2016 edition, they will be about ten to talk about the character of their appellations. You can meet them on the Sweet Bordeaux stall during the festival or during festive evenings and tastings.

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 Wine tastings and press conference

o Trade Tasting, 25th October, from 18:30pm to 20:30pm:

Location: Foreign Correspondents’ Club – Hong Kong, North Block, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong – +852 2521 1511 – concierge@fcchk.org

o Press conference, 26th October, from 15:00pm to 17:00pm:

Winemakers will present the 10 appellations, their expertise on these naturally sweet and fruity wines.

Location: Epure – Shop 403, Harbour City, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

o Tasting in 4 places on 26th October: restaurants, bars and cigar club

200 people are expected to sample the Sweet Bordeaux wines in 4 different atmospheres, from 18:00pm to 20:30pm, in the presence of winemakers.

  1. Pacific Cigar Divan, 24 / F Euro Trade Centre, 21-23 Des Voeux Road, Central
  2. Stan Café, Stanley Plaza, Shop 505 5th Floor, Carmel Road, Stanley
  3. B.A.M. Le Garde Manger, G / F, 6 Po Yau Street, Sheung Wan
  4. Upper Modern Bistro, 6-14 Elegance Court, Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan

 2016Wine and Dine Festival, from 27th to 30th October

o The Sweet Bordeaux stand, number C312 – C411

Eight representatives of the Sweet Bordeaux will be on hand to make you taste the golden-colored sweet wines of Bordeaux. For the general public, the festival will open on 27th October at 20:00pm. On 28th, 29th October, the Sweet Bordeaux stall will let you taste its wines from 12:00pm to 23:30pm, and on October 30th from 12:00pm to 22:00pm.

La Chine et Hong-Kong pour les Sweet Bordeaux cet automne

o cocktail evenings on 27th October:

 18:00pm to 20:30pm: wine, gastronomy and fashion, as seen by women.

Location: Zoobeetle Castle, G / F 38 Sai Street, Sheung Wan

 From 19:00pm: Sweet Bordeaux cocktails, in a jazz atmosphere.

Location: On Dinning, 29 / F 18 On Lan Street, Central

Sweet Bordeaux in mainland China, from October 31st to November 6th

For 7 days, winemakers and representatives of the Sweet Bordeaux wines will travel to Beijing, Wuhan for the Bordeaux and Aquitaine Wines Festival and to Yichang, where they will present their wines and ways to sample, including food and wine pairings.

 Masterclass and food and wine pairing dinner in Beijing from 31st October to 2nd November

o Food and wine pairings dinner and tasting, October 31 at 18:00pm.

Location: Private Club (阳光星期八)

o Masterclass on 1st November, from 14:00pm to 15:00pm

80 to 100 people participate in the discovery of the 10 Sweet Bordeaux appellations.

Location: Cave East (东方 红 酒窖) – No. 1071 Building Tonghui River Cultural Industry Park – Chaoyang Dist, Beijing, P.R.C.

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o Tasting on 1st November, from 15:00 to 17:00pm

200 participants are expected to come and taste the Sweet Bordeaux wines.

Location: Cave East (东方 红 酒窖) – No. 1071 Building Tonghui River Cultural Industry Park – Chaoyang Dist, Beijing, P.R.C.

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o Wine tasting dinner and prestige dinner, 1st November at 18:00pm

20 people will take part in this food and wine pairing dinner with Sweet Bordeaux.

Location: Cave East (东方 红 酒窖) – No. 1071 Building Tonghui River Cultural Industry Park – Chaoyang Dist, Beijing, P.R.C.

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o Press Luncheon on 2nd November from 11:00am to 15:00pm

The Sweet Bordeaux winemakers meet the journalists. They will present their terroir, their wines and food pairings to enjoy the sweet and fruity wines of Bordeaux.

Location: Cave East (东方 红 酒窖) – No. 1071 Building Tonghui River Cultural Industry Park – Chaoyang Dist, Beijing, P.R.C.

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o Masterclass, 2nd November, from 15:30p.m. to 17:30p.m.

Two hours to understand the originality of the 10 Sweet Bordeaux appellations, 40 participants.

Location: International Art Museum, Bird’s Nest Culture Center (National Stadium), 1 National Stadium South Road, Chao Yang District, Beijing

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JURADE CHINA – 北京市 朝阳 区 光华 路 15 号 – 泰达 时代 中心 101 室 4 号楼

邓光华 15810998827 – 18613827281 范晶莹 – 官方 微 信: juradechina

o Masterclass on 2nd November from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

The Sweet Bordeaux wines are there to reveal a terroir and a unique know-how, 40 participants.

Location: Nanvilla experience – nan zhuang yuan, 5th Langyuan Vintage, Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing

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 The Sweet Bordeaux in Wuhan, 3rd to 5th November

For this stage of the 2016 Sweet Bordeaux fall tour, two highlights stand out: the 3rd November official day and the 7th edition of the Bordeaux and Aquitaine Wines Festival in Wuhan.

o Introduction to the Sweet Bordeaux region and Tasting on November 3rd

At 14:30pm, the mayor of Sauternes will deliver a speech, followed by a presentation of the Sweet Bordeaux wine producing region. The presentation will conclude at 15:40pm with interviews and a free tasting.

Location: Big House – 76, Linjiang Avenue, Wuchang District, Wuhan

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o Sweet Bordeaux at the 2016 Bordeaux and Aquitaine Wines Festival

Programme of 4th November 2016:

 o Trophées Coup de Cœur Tasting

At 9:35am, beginning of the tastings for trophées Coup de Cœur, involving Sweet Bordeaux appellations wines.

Location: Hilton Riverside Wuhan (Ball room: Fireplace – conference building / 1st floor).

 o Meeting with importers and local distributors from 13:30pm

Location: Hilton Riverside Wuhan – Ball Room: Living Hankou conference building.

 o Evening of the 20th anniversary of cooperation between the Aquitaine region and Hubei Province at 18.30pm, with a press conference. Ten representatives of Sweet Bordeaux will attend the event.

Location: Maison du Sud-Ouest France 1911 – MSOF Wuhan Jiangan district, street 601Xinhua Da Wuha 1911 Shangquan D dong – 法国 西南 之 屋 旗舰 店 武汉 江岸 区 新华 路 601 号 大 武汉 1911 商圈 D 栋 电话 / Phone: 027-82778477

Program of 5th November 2016:

 o While the show will open to the public at 10:00am , the  palmarès des Trophées Coups de Cœur will be unveiled at 11:00am.

Location: Hilton Riverside Wuhan – Ball Room: Living Hanyang and Wuchang – Conference Building / 1st floor).

 o 3 Sweet Bordeaux masterclasses,

14:00pm – 15:00pm  16:00pm-17:00pm  17:00pm-18:00pm

Presentation of the 10 Sweet Bordeaux appellations and specificity of the terroir and expertise of the winemakers.

Location: Hilton Riverside Wuhan – Ball Room: Living Hanyang and Wuchang – Conference Building / 1st floor).

 o  After the induction ceremony of the Commanderie des Vins of Bordeaux (17.30pm), the dîner de la commanderie du Bontemps will take place at 18:30pm. This Commanderie includes the Sauternes and Barsac AOC and is one of the most important French wine brotherhoods.

Location: Hilton Riverside Wuhan – Ball Room: Living Hanyang and Wuchang – Conference Building / 1st floor).

o Sweet Bordeaux in Yichang, November 6th

La Chine et Hong-Kong tournée automne Sweet Bordeaux

For the last day in China, a Sweet Bordeaux delegation will travel to Ychang, in Hubei Province.

The mayor of Sauternes will be accompanied by the Consul General.

At 11:00am, a general presentation will be conducted by the Mayor which will be followed by a tasting and lunch for the city professionals and the media.

2016 Vinexpo Tokyo with Sweet Bordeaux

The Vinexpo Tokyo will be held on 15th and 16th November, 2016 in the Prince Park Tower Hotel. Sweet Bordeaux can be tasted in the free tasting area of the fair in partnership with the Bordeaux Supérieurs.