Grains d'estuaire

A local terroir with unique grains

Welcome

In the Charente Maritime Region

Our wine label Grains d’Estuaire is rooted in the family vineyards and
friendship, yet it’s primarily the fruit of nature and the love for good
wine and gastronomy. Grains d’Estuaire is grown on the hills of St. Bonnet
sur Gironde, overlooking the Gironde estuary. Our wines come in three
varieties: a white Chardonnay, Merlot rosé and a rarer Red Syrah. Discover
and enjoy our aromatic and bold wines!

The tastemakers

Passion for flavour play a significant role in both of our professions.

Julien Bonneau and Alexandre Lavigne, both passionate about taste, shared
their dream of composing a very own range of wines. Joining forces, they
developed «Grains d’Estuaire», in their favorite French region Charente
Maritime.

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Winemaker

Julien Bonneau

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« Grains d’Estuaire is rooted in our vineyards and friendship, yet it’s primarily the fruit of nature. »

Julien Bonneau is a young winemaker – born in Saint Ciers sur Gironde – located north of the Gironde Estuary in the South West of France. He runs a small family vineyard of 10 hectares in St. Bonnet sur Gironde. Julien attaches great importance to the quality of the fruit of the vine – which got him rewarded as Meilleur Jeune talent au Prix Raisin. Observation of the vines and in-depth tasting allow him to pro-actively adapt his winemaking techniques and develop the quality of the wine.

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Chef l’Arrosoir

Alexandre Lavigne

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« For me, the abundance of flavours with Pigeage by hand˛ reminds me of a perfect union in my cuisine. »

Alexandre Lavigne is the owner of restaurant l’Arrosoir in Saint Palais-sur-Mer, France. Trained by the greatest of French gastronomy, particularly in three Michelin star restaurant Pré Catelan in Paris, this young chef chose to settle down in his native region to present his own (local) gastronomy. The common ground about joining forces with the vineyard in St. Bonnet-sur-Gironde was the shared passion for taste, but also a story of friendship which makes Grains d’Estuaire a perfect partnership.

GRAINS D’ESTUAIRE RANGE

Unique grains make unique wines

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P’tite Folie

Chardonnay 2015

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P’tite Folie (‘a little extravagance’) : A wine perfect in balance, finesse and power. Its 6 month aging in oak barrels gives this elegant wine a beautiful expression. Decanting P’tite Folie will hit you with an explosion of fruit flavours. Combine with fish, seafood and cheese.

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Arcane

Syrah 2015

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Arcane means ‘Secret Garden’ or, even better, a secretly kept garden. This elegant and spicy Syrah surprises you with an aromatic complexity, and will awe your taste buds by a full-bodied structure.

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Gourmandise

Rosé Cabernet Merlot 2015

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Gourmandise (‘enjoyment of fine foods, wines, and the like’) is beautiful in rich fruits and is fresh simultaneously. Treat yourself on a tasty and seductive ensemble and combine the wine with delicate seared scallops or a chilled exotic fruits soup.

MADE IN CHARENTE MARITIME

Combining wines and gastronomy

CONTACT

Discover Grains d’Estuaire

THE CHÂTEAU

Visit the vineyard, wine tasting and shop.

Opening hours Tuesday – Saturday
9h30-12h30/ 15h-19h

 

CHATEAU HAUT GRELOT

28 Les Grelauds
33820 Saint-Ciers-sur-Gironde

Contact

picto-tel Tel. +33 5 57 32 65 98

picto-website www.chateau-haut-grelot.com

THE RESTAURANT

Restaurant “bistronomique” for tasting perfect blends between our wines and
savory dishes.

 

RESTAURANT L’ARROSOIR

73 Avenue de Pontaillac
17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

Contact et réservation :

picto-tel Tel. +33 5 46 02 12 41

picto-website www.restaurant-l-arrosoir.fr

La cave

Shop and wine tasting.

Opening hours Monday – Saturday
9h-13h/ 15h30-19h30
Sunday : 9h00-13h00

 

CAVE PARISIENNE

16 Rue du Logis Vert
17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

Contact :

picto-tel Tel. +33 5 46 23 12 15

Reviews

Words of our clients

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