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A monopole is an area controlled by a single winery and can be as small as a lieu-dit or as large as an entire appellation d'origine contrôlée. With the constant division of vineyards in Burgundy over the centuries it is quite an unusual occurrence. Burgundy's two most famous vineyards - La Romanee-Conti and La Tache - are both Monopoles. However, there are numerous other monopoles that may be sampled for far less money.
Today, we present six monopoles from 1er Crus and Grand Crus...

Reflecting its status as the largest fine wine region in the world, one of the strengths of Bordeaux is the depth of quality it can provide. This can be demonstrated by second the wines produced by those chateaux that occupy the highest echelon in the ranking of quality.

Second Wines are the sons of Grand Vin in less...

Rising up from the confluence of two great rivers where the land meets the sea, the 2,000-year history of Bordeaux is intertwined with that of its surrounding region. Both in terms of its geography and its spirit.

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