Les Grands Chais de France was founded in 1979 by Joseph Helfrich. Today, the group is one of the most renowned partners of many winemakers in some of the world's most famous wine-growing regions. Each and every one of them knows their craft and loves the challenge of vinifying a wine from the grapes of the respective wine-growing region that reflects the many different characteristics of a region. All wine production, aging, bottling and storage centers are state-of-the-art and meet the highest quality standards. However, the group owns wineries not only in Europe, but now worldwide. The Hans Greyl winery in New Zealand, for example, also belongs to the internationally active group.
New Zealand- more than just sheep and meadows
When you think of New Zealand, you automatically have images of wide, lush green meadows and sheep in your head. The archipelago is known for its natural richness and breathtaking landscapes. However, the charming landscape is also characterised by some remarkable wine-growing areas. However, due to New Zealand's mountainous profile, vines cannot be grown on a large scale. New Zealand's growing area is the southernmost growing area in the world, protected from the strong winds by the mountain range to the west. However, the North Island and the South Island still present different climatic conditions. The more densely populated, but smaller and warmer island is the North Island. On this island especially the
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Merlot and also
deliver excellent results.
The larger southern island is home to about 60% of New Zealand's total wine-growing area. The oceanic, sunny climate, the stony soils and the high amounts of precipitation are responsible for the success of the wines vinified here, above all the Sauvignon Blanc, which has already achieved fame. But also the
- Pinot Noir
- Pinot Gris and
are not to be despised.
Probably the most important and largest wine-growing region of the country is also located on the South Island.
Marlborough is located in the southeast of the island and has developed over the years into one of the most famous areas of the country. This is certainly not only due to the size of the wine-growing area, but also the quality of the grapes vinified here contributes to the fame. The dry, sunny days and the significantly cooler nights have a very positive effect on the development of the grapes. Especially the Sauvignon Blanc benefits from this and has established itself as the export hit of New Zealand wine by its own, new style.
More information about Les Grands Chais de France
|Company Name:||LGCF - Les Grands Chais de France|
|Street:||Rue de la Leclerc Division|
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|Telephone:||+33 3 88 71 79 79|
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