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23 January 2017

Château Cordeillan-Bages takes part in finest wine list competition

Cyrille Raymond, Philippe Faure-Brac, Rodolphe Wartel, Céline de Labrousse, Arnaud Le Saux

Château Cordeillan-Bage took part in the gala night held at the Maison Blanche restaurant on Avenue Montaigne in Paris to celebrate finalists of the"Tour des Cartes" - the first national competition for the best wine lists in France, organised by "Terre de Vins" magazines.

10,000 wine lists from all over France, 100 selected and 6 catégories

The aim of the first edition of the "Terre de vins" competition was to showcase and celebrate the French cuisine, which was declared World Intangible Heritage by UNESCO in 2010. For this unique event, thousands of wine lists from all over France were collected and examined by the panel of experts, according to 6 categories: wine bars, traditional restaurants, brasseries-bistros, fine-dining restaurants, starred and palace fine-dining restaurants, and restaurants that are part of a chain or group.

A panel presided over by Gérard Basset, Best Sommelier in the World, 2010.

Presided over by Gérard Basset, Best Sommelier in the World, 2010, the panel of experts scrutinised over 10,000 wine lists according to well-defined criteria (representativeness, originality, readability, user friendliness, value for money). Out of these, only 100 made it to the next round before being judged and divided into the 6 competition categories.

"From the Pyrenees to the Alsace and from the Lozère to Paris, our journalists have completed a veritable Tour de France to unearth the best of the wine lists that are worth a detour: those that you'll go out of your way for, those that will help you discover the best appellations and winegrowers, those that will delight you without breaking the bank", continues the Terre de vins article.

A modern restaurant in a 17th century chartreuse surrounded by vineyards.

The Château Cordeillan-Bages team is proud to have featured among the 18 finalists in the starred and palace fine-dining restaurants category.
Following two succeeding chefs, each garnered two-stars onsite, who forged the spirit of our home, we're delighted to welcome in February a new Executive Chef to endure the tradition and express his own vision of an inventive dialogue between haute cuisine and great wines.

Our sincere congratulations to Arnaud Le Saux, Head Sommelier at Château Cordeillan-Bages.

View the competition's big winners…

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19 September 2016

Gala Dinner accompanied by an exceptional Champagne: Krug

 

 

Friday 28th October 2016, Château Cordeillan-Bages will host a gala dinner in the presence of Maggie Henriquez, President of Krug Champagnes.

The picturesque 17th-century chartreuse, four-star Relais & Châteaux boutique hotel with two Michelin star fine-dining restaurant, will present the House of Krug together with a perfectly paired gourmet menu.

For this unique dialogue between great Champagnes and haute cuisine, chef Jean-Luc Rocha and chef sommelier Arnaud Le Saux have carefully created combinations of ingredients and flavours that are intended above all to be pure, bright, structured and elegant.

 

An exceptional dinner

  • Egg and salmon are paired with Krug Grande Cuvée
  • Oyster will be revisited with a gamba and a chicken bouillon with toast for Krug 2002
  • Croaker fish, pork cheek, red-wine reduction and heritage vegetables are to be accompanied by Krug rosé
  • The squab supreme and roast squab legs, ceps and giblet toast will delight in the company of Krug 1988
  • And, to punctuate the dinner, Tropical fruit, mango and coconut draw their inspiration from Krug Grande Cuvée.

 

One night stay

For this event, the four-star hotel of Château Cordeillan-Bages offers within its stone façade at the heart of the vineyard, a one-night stay in a Superior double room overlooking the garden, gourmet welcome, dinner, buffet breakfast and tour of the neighbouring Château Lynch-Bages with tasting starting at 419 Euros per person, based on double occupancy and including taxes.

Dinner with Krug Champagnes on its own is available for 289 Euros per person, including beverages.

 

For reservations: +33(0)5 56 59 24 24

 

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13 July 2016

White Dinners at Château Cordeillan-Bages

Friday 29 July and Saturday 27 August 2016, all dressed in white, take « carte blanche » at the restaurant of Château Cordeillan-Bages, for a themed dinner at the heart of the vineyard of our Relais & Châteaux near Bordeaux.

On the evening, white wines will pair with seasonal starred dishes, to the tune of a live jazz band. Two dates to let yourself be inspired by the creativity of Chef Jean-Luc Rocha and Chef Sommelier Arnaud Le Saux.

Experience with family, friends or for a romantic getaway, sample the Southwest art de vivre and celebrate summer.

A first for Château Cordeillan-Bages: the menu created by Jean-Luc Rocha, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, will be kept secret until the last minute!

Extend the enjoyment with an overnight stay in our stately chartreuse, offering a comfortable atmosphere with modern and pure lines, inspired by the elegance of materials.

To know more about the White Dinners

Tel : +33(0)5 56 59 24 24 et contact@cordeillanbages.com
Enjoy the premium room: bit.ly/booking-cordeillan-bages

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8 June 2016

Château Cordeillan-Bages unveils its "Premium" garden-rooms at the heart of the vineyard

Cordeillan-Bages, chambre premium

Château Cordeillan-Bages unveils its "Premium" garden-rooms at the heart of the vineyard

Starting summer 2016, the hotel of Château Cordeillan-Bages, located near Bordeaux in Pauillac (Medoc), introduces a new « Premium » room type, located on the second floor of its chartreuse. Revisited by Idoine architectural firm and Milan-based interior designer Anne-Monique Bonadéi, the 7 rooms offer a soothing atmosphere of contemporary elegance.

Natural light and open space

The seven Premium rooms overlooking pine and verbena gardens at the heart of the vineyard in Pauillac, capture a more spacious and bright living area (32m2).

The on-demand switchable privacy glass separates the room from the bathroom with heated floors, built of Moleanos stone. An Italian-style shower faces the window without vis-à-vis. The architect uses the round iconic mirror, designed by Jacques Adnet circa 1950, and Danish lighting fixtures by Frandsen, to style the space.

chambre premium, Cordeillan-Bages

 

Inspired by the elegance of materials

Linen, leather, wood, blond stone and marble bring to the Premium rooms a comfortable atmosphere with modern and pure lines.

Tailor-made cabinetry in oak, with leather handles, extends over an entire length of one wall, whilst Italian fabrics by Dedar refine the headboard of the king-sized bed and the windows opening unto the garden.

A maison with an epicurean spirit

The decor of the rooms blends with the interiors of this Relais & Châteaux, home to an unusual collection of contemporary artworks by renowned artists – Pierre Alechinsky, Emilio Perez, Gérard Titus-Carmel, TAN Swie Hian or Antoni Tapiès – to name a few.

In the contemporary restaurant of this chateau dating back to the 19th Century, awarded two stars, the cuisine crafted by Jean-Luc Rocha, Meilleur Ouvrier de France, bursts with inventiveness to reawake our senses. Its open terrace over the vineyard punctuates the home with an absolute charm.



Premium rooms at Château Cordeillan-Bages start from €329.

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Jan 22 - Feb 7, 2016

Celebrating sixteen years of culinary excellence at Northcote (UK)

Chef Jean-Luc Rocha joins the line up the 16th annual Obsession festival of food and wines – with chefs visiting from Mexico, South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Poland, Italy, Jersey, France and the UK.


Each year, OBSESSION brings local, national and international talents to Northcote, with each chef creating a unique menu, custom made to showcase the very best of the North West's fresh, local produce.
During 16 evenings, guests at the Northcote boutique hotel and restaurant will be treated to a stunning five-course menu together with a Louis Roederer Brut Premier and canapé reception. The award-winning wine team will match a different wine to every single course throughout.

Click on the image to discover the line-up of great Chefs:

Friday 22 January

Featuring Jean-LucRocha
Château Cordeillan-Bages


Cooking Demonstration 

Marinated scallops, Comté mousse and chorizo

Warm foie gras with seed croustillant

Warm chocolate-pear-almond-hazelnut soup

Dinner 

Amuse-bouche: Comté cream
Domaine des Sénéchaux Chateauneuf du Pape (white) 2012

Cold potato soup with fennel and oysters
Château Villa Bel-Air Graves (white) 2012  

Warm foie gras with seed croustillant
Riesling, Spätlese, Schlossböckelheimer Felsenberg, Hermann  Dönnhoff, 2006

Twice-cooked quail with grapes
Pinot Noir Bannockburn 2014

Lemon coconut Bounty-style
Semillon Late Harvest, Gewurztraminer, Casa Silva 2014 - Chilii

Read on:
http://www.northcote.com/obsession/obsession16/jean-luc-rocha/ 

 

 

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January 2016

"Global Best of Wine Tourism 2016": Lynch-Bages & Cie carries off the prize!

The network of Great Wine Capitals, united Thursday November 12th, at the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, announced Lynch-Bages&Cie, the Grand Prize Winner from France, at their Global Best of Wine Tourism Awards 2016. 

Founded in 1999, the Great Wine Capitals Global Network is an alliance of eight internationally renowned wine regions – Bordeaux, France; Cape Town/Cape Winelands, South Africa; Mainz/Rheinhessen, Germany; Mendoza, Argentina; Porto, Portugal; Bilbao/Rioja, Spain; San Francisco/Napa Valley, USA and Valparaiso/Casablanca Valley, Chile.

A unique Bordeaux experience
The Cazes family has created a number of unique experiences under the name of Lynch-Bages & Cie which combine wine, history, culture and the French art of living. Among the unforgettable must-see features : Château Lynch-Bages and its historic vat-house, the Relais & Châteaux hotel Cordeillan-Bages and its 2 Michelin star restaurant, the cookery school, the picturesque village of Bages, the "personal winemaking" experience at VINIV. Excellence, authenticity, charm, elegance, hedonism and simplicity are part of the “voyage”. An array of unusual and tailor-made activities are also offered to visitors all year long: arrival by helicopter, classic-car rallies…
On November 12, Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum was the scene of the 2016 international  ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards ceremony sponsored by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.  The ceremony took place during the gala dinner that marked the end of the Network’s annual general meeting. The international award winners are chosen from among the ‘Best Of’ winners from each Great Wine Capital.  This year, there were 386 nominees and 50 local award winners. On the evening, each of the eight member regions was awarded with regional and global awards. Within the Bordeaux region there were a number of regional winners, including Chateau CarbonnieuxChateau de ReignacDomaine de Grange NeuveChateau de la Dauphine and Chateau Coutet.

Read more about the Great Wine Capitals Global network on www.greatwinecapitals.com

 

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January 2016

New presentation plates in the gastronomic restaurant

“Veraison”, marks the transition from grape growth to grape ripening when a flood of colour washes through the vineyard, painting the berries purple and gold.
As Jean-Charles Cazes had the idea to celebrate this special stage in the vine cycle, it only seemed natural to him to call on Italian interior designer Anne-Monique Bonadei to illustrate “veraison” on the new gastronomic restaurant plates.

Created in collaboration with Anne Monique Bonadei and the storied Limoges porcelain maker Bernardaud, our new plates represent the veraison process through a series of 3 illustrations.

Available by 2 in a gift set
320€ + shipping