Some wines result from heritage – ours result from encounters.
In the 1990s, Claude Bonnange, a famous publicist (TBWA’s B), realized he had talked
enough about others’ products – it was time to create his own. He chose Blaye – a terroir
that may lack a certain prestige, but definitely not quality –, brought life back to a wine
estate and gave it his name.
Wine is a way – in the 2000’s, Claude met Paul-Emmanuel Boulmé, an oenologist from a
winemaking family, a former philosophy student, and a man with local and global experi-
ence. He works in both the vineyard and the winery, and he shares this ethical belief that
these two facets of winemaking form a cohesive whole. Success came quickly, with distinc-
tions from wine critic Michel Bettane, a ‘coup de coeur’ from Hachette guidebook, and rec-
ommendations from the most authoritative French wine magazines.
There have been new encounters in the 2010’s – and with them have come new vines, a new
winery, a wider range of wines – and new contributions to the enrichment and consolidation
of our identity: constant struggle, respect for vine and wine, freedom to produce wines that
taste like us.
There should be one more encounter: you who give sense to our work.