Jean-Bernard Grenié in Naples

Stephen Simms Jean-Bernard Grenie Brenton Rankine

Last week, wine fans in the Naples area enjoyed a special treat when Bordeaux chateau owner Jean-Bernard Grenié dropped by our North Naples store. Monsieur Grenié, proprieteur of Chateau Daugay in Saint-Emilion, poured and featured multiple vintages of his signature wine.

Jean-Bernard is recognized throughout the wine world as part-owner of Chateau Angelus, the prestigious Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé “A” (Hubert de Bouard is his partner).  Back in 2006, he and his wife Hélène de Bouard were charged with the management of Chateau Daugay. It contains roughly 14 acres of vineyards planted to Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Enthusiastic guests at the tasting had an opportunity to sample 2010 Chateau Daugay ($37), 2011 Chateau Daugay ($27) and 2012 Chateau Daugay ($27); all excellent grand vins produced at the chateau.  Monsieur Grenié was delighted with the reception, and attendees were excited that they had an opportunity to purchase the wines.  The ever-affable Jean-Bernard signed every bottle.

Additionally, ABCFWS wine staff also featured selections from two other notable Bordeaux properties including two vintages of Chateau Hortevie (2011, 2012), a Saint Julien AOP owned by the Borie family of Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou and Chateau Martinon ($12) and Bordeaux Blanc from the Entre-Deux-Mers appellation.

Special thanks to store wine consultants Stephen Simms and Brenton Rankine for a successful event.

Jim Greeley, Wine Supervisor, SW Florida

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