In the south of the United States, Texas is the second largest state in the country. Often associated with the mythical image of the cowboy, western and American country, it is also one of the richest and most dynamic states where nearly 80% of the inhabitants are urban and almost half of them live In two large cities: Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston.
It was in Dallas, in 1985, that Rebecca Murphy, a recognized specialist in the world of local wine decided to launch the TEXSOM: an ambitious contest to reward the best wines marketed in the USA. The reputation of the competition has grown from years to years, opening to wines from around the world in 1999. TEXAS MONTHLY has been sponsoring this international competition since 2015, with the objective of identifying and rewarding Wines of high quality and distinction of any level throughout the world.
And it is during the 2017 edition of this contest, at the end of February, that our Santenay red 2015 was awarded with a Gold Medal. A great reward for this wine of Southern Burgundy whose selection and vinification were carried out masterfully by our oenologist Brigitte Putzu
Four other wines, which are very representative of the Labouré-Roi know-how, were also awarded a bronze medal through this contest: our Bourgogne Rouge 2015 and our Mâcon-Villages Blanc 2015, two Burgundy wines from Grape varieties of our region of heart: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, also declined with talent in their southern version in Pinot Noir Vin de France 2015 and Chardonnay Vin de France 2015 from cuvées and vineyards of Languedoc selected here again with experience, mastery and passion of Brigitte.