As most of his generation in Cornas have embraced modern methods, Franck Balthazar has remained true to the traditional ideas championed by his legendary father and grandfather. Today, working in part with vines from Noel Verset, Franck is making some of the most expressive, and classically rendered, wines Cornas has to offer.
Clos Rougeard's red trophies, Poyeux and Bourg, are now among the world’s most coveted wines, while its towering white, Brézé, is nearly as ardently sought after. Not only do they come from three of the most extraordinary terroirs in France; they represent the winemaking of two brothers who are among France’s most gifted, Nady and Charly Foucault.
It finally happened: the world has awakened to one of its greatest wine treasures, the Produttori del Barbaresco. Since 1958, the Produttori has been the reference point for classic Barbaresco. And since their launching in 1967, the Produttori’s Riservas have been the defining expressions of Rabajà, Asili, Ovello and Barbaresco’s other noble vineyards.