Along with Champagne, no other region has managed to build such an enviable reputation through the combination of the high-quality production and hard PR. The irony though is that less than 1% of the total number of estates and producers are driving the whole category and the top end image.
In addition, prices have risen exponentially for the greatest names and dragged up many others in their wake. We have focused on the challenge these days to strike a balance between sourcing iconic names and vintages, whilst searching out estates which offer the best price to quality ratio. Styles, also these days, often depend as much on the estates production philosophy and methods as their origins, so this approach has become increasingly more important for us.