Jean-Claude Berrouet, Master Winemaker at Chateau Petrus

Jean-Claude Berrouet has recently retired from making wine for Moueix after forty four vintages - having been responsable for Petrus, Madelaine and Trotanoy amongst other Right Bank stars. He spent an afternoon talking to us on how he sees nature's role in making fine wines - as he confessed ' Je suis un amoureux de … Continue reading Jean-Claude Berrouet, Master Winemaker at Chateau Petrus

The Language of Aromas

Perfumer Alexandre Schmitt is teaching the wine world to speak the same language – the universal language of aromas. Be it at Opus One in the Napa Valley or Chateau Petrus in Pomerol, winemakers are learning how to describe the aromas of wine with pinpoint accuracy. Born in the wine capital Bordeaux, trained in perfumery, … Continue reading The Language of Aromas