16/02/2011

SCEA Domaine des Karantes Chateau des Karantes

Newsletter

OUR RECENT VINTAGES HAVE RECEIVED SPECTACULAR RATINGS. IN FACT, OUR CHATEAU ROUGE HAS RECEIVED 90+ RATINGS FROM WINE SPECTATOR FOR THREE STRAIGHT YEARS! WE ARE OPTIMISTIC THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE. WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR 2008 CHATEAU ROUGE RECEIVED A GOLD MEDAL FROM DECANTER,ONE OF ONLY TWELVE FRENCH RED WINES TO WIN GOLD AND ONE OF ONLY TWO FROM LA CLAPE. WE ARE EQUALLY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT IT RECENTLY RECEIVED THE COUP DE COEUR AND TWO STARS FROM GUIDE HACHETTE DE VINS 2011. WE EXPECT INCREDIBLE THINGS FROM THIS WINE.
IN ADDITION, WE ARE PROUD THE AWARDS BESTOWED OUR OTHER WINES INCLUDING THE ’06 DIAMANT’S RECENT 92 FROM WINE SPECTATOR, ’09 CHATEAU BLANC’S GOLD IN PARIS, AND THE ’09 BERGERIE ROUGE’S COMMENDED MEDAL FROM DECANTER.FURTHERMORE, THE ’09 ROSE’ WAS AWARDED SILVER IN DECANTER AND IT WAS RATED THE 8TH BEST ROSE’ FROM THE SOUTH OF FRANCE. CONGRATUALTAIONS TO NICOLAS AND THE REST OF OUR TALENTED TEAM.

WHAT LE GUIDE HACHETTE DES VINS HAS TO SAY:
“Absolutely remarkable, the 2008 seduces at its crimson color with purple reflections, then by the Chateau 2008
intensity of its bouquet and by its strength in mouth. Subtle and complex, the nose mixes the
grilled of the oak aging with notes of prune in the brandy. The accuracy of the palate, fat, crystallized,
with chiseled tannins, has an equal only the length of the final which makes it a wine
with worth keeping, even if we can appreciate today its high quality.”

NEW WEBSITE ON LINE
We are happy to announce that we are in the final stages of upgrading our website.We realized that our website had become outdated and was in need notonly of a facelift but of a major overhaul. After looking at several companies,we decided to partner with Olivier Diaz and Brainfactory. Not only is Brainfactory based here in the south of France, but they have worked with several other regional vineyards on their websites. We are very excited about this process and we fully expect to have our new website up and running this January. The new website will offer expanded information about the Estate, our full range of wines, gites and have an on-line store. In addition, visitors will be able to download pdf versions of technical sheets and tasting notes for each of our wines. We fully expect our clients and visitors to find the new upgraded website more visually appealing, user-friendly, and informative.