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Friday 9 December 2016 loc: GB

Jean-Christophe Mau

‘Sauvignon Blanc needs oak to go to next level’

Oak use may be key to Sauvignon Blanc reaching its full potential, Richard Bampfield MW has said.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 2 Comments »

It’s 2011 Bordeaux that’s the “big problem”

While Bordeaux begins to release the 2014s, one négociant warns that he needs to sell the 2011s before he even considers buying the latest vintage.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Rosé sales soaring in France

Sales of rosé have tripled in France over the last 10 years with the style rapidly gaining in popularity as snobbish attitudes towards pink wine soften.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

Bordeaux can make serious rosé

Bordeaux has the ability to produce high-end rosés to rival those made in Provence, according to Jean Christophe Mau of Château Brown.

Monday, April 15th, 2013 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2012: Good but a hard sell

While the 2012 vintage in Bordeaux has been widely hailed as better than 2011, it will still be a hard sell according to one of the region’s key négociants.

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Jean-Christophe Mau

The owner and manager of Château Brown in Pessac-Léognan in Bordeaux on his admiration for his father, desire to be James Bond, and love of Yquem.

Monday, January 14th, 2013 No Comments »

Château Brown releases 2012 (honey) vintage

Château Brown has released the first batch of honey from hives installed near its vineyards in Pessac-Léognan.

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 1 Comment »

Petits châteaux big winners of 2011 vintage

The high performing petits châteaux in Bordeaux could be the biggest winners of the 2011 en primeurs campaign, according to a leading Bordeaux négociant.

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 No Comments »

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