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Le Guilde Michelin devient propriétaire du Robert Parker Wine Advocate. C’est à l’occasion du Matter of Taste organisé les 22 et 23 Novembre 2019 à New-York, que Robert Parker Wine Advocate a annoncé l’acquisition de ce dernier par le Guide Michelin.
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« Our favourite Wine Discoveries of the year - those under-the-radar wines that stole our hearts in 2019. This 2016 Poesia from St Emilion was my pick. »
– Lisa Perrotti-Brown –
Credit photo : Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Exciting news! Today, at a press conference in New York City, we announced the news that Robert Parker Wine Advocate has been fully acquired by Michelin, now standing side-by-side with MICHELIN Guide as leaders in wine & restaurant criticism. The Reviewer Team also hosted a tasting for the media of our favourite Wine Discoveries of the year - those under-the-radar wines that stole our hearts in 2019. This 2016 Poesia from St Emilion was my pick: fresh, vibrant, perfumed, elegant and yet with bags of energetic fruit...AND under $40, it’s a holiday wine-find too good not to share!
Lisa Perrotti-Brown – Editor in Chief of Robert Parker Wine Advocate - Guide Michelin
2016 Poesia Saint-Émilion from Bordeaux, France that was hand picked by the Editor-in-Chief Lisa Perrotti-Brown herself showing the value that Bordeaux has to offer with a Saint-Émilion wine retailing under $40 and her explanation of being extremely impressed with “Wonder Woman [Hélène] Garcin-Lévêque” bringing this property to an incredibly impressive level in such a short amount of time.
Cathrine Todd – Contributor Forbes
A terroir only has real meaning if people care for it.
Nature, in offering such a treasure, entrusts us with a huge responsibility.

It is no longer just a matter of working the soil, but rather of supporting a living organism, of carefully maintaining its habitat, and giving it the opportunity to express its full potential, its richness, and complexity.

At Château Barde-Haut, Clos l'Eglise and Poesia, the winegrower's task is to interpret a masterpiece of nature: all efforts are focused on respecting its character, and giving it the most perfect expression.

Our wines are above all the story of an encounter. The encounter between Patrice Lévèque, an impassioned winegrower, and his wife, Hélène Garcin. Patrice rarely leaves his vineyard, which receives his constant attention. As if it were one of his children, he cannot imagine being away for too long, because, as he says himself: "If it rains, if it freezes, or if there is a heatwave, my vines have no choice but to endure it. If I want to do my job properly, then I have to stay with them, whatever the conditions".

While this man of the soil has the means to create a great Saint Emilion and a great Pomerol, what he likes most of all is when his wine is enjoyed. The tremendous care taken to enable the terroir to offer a masterpiece would be in vain if Hélène, his wife, did not devote all her energy to presenting it to the public. This complementary union, this natural harmony, is not unlike that between the elements of this exceptional terroir.

A story in which the setting and the characters take turns in playing from the same score, that ultimately delivers its message in the fleeting moment when the wine is tasted.