Our legendary Spanish winemaker. Franck's making his Australian debut!
- Top Sommelier turned winemaker, our Spanish master Franck was voted by UK Angels as Winemaker of the Year 2013.
- The Monstant he's sent over especially for Aussie Angels to try is the direct result of his outstanding popularity with UK Angels. He used the prize money to create his dream project, and unsurprisingly chas reated some incredibly juicy goodness to send sparks flying among Red wine lovers!
- Franck's incredible raw talent combined with the freedom of his Angel backing allows him to twist modern winemaking methods in with his innate regional knowledge. The result? A new stratosphere of Spanish wine quality, delivered to your door at prices that can't be matched. Ah...yes please!
Map of the Vineyard
"My own dream became reality in January 2009. Dedicated to identifying and collaborating with new star wineries in Spain, we started exporting some of the best Spanish wines, including some top rated organic wines, while developing a superb range of signature wines. These are the result of partnerships with some distinguished maverick winemakers, and offer an exquisite wine selection. Both reflect the real range and depth of Spanish wines. I call them ‘wines with attitude’.
Why wines with ‘attitude’?
To make great wines one must take risks both in the vineyard and in the winery. Plant vines in harsh conditions, on steep slopes, where there are extremes of temperature. In the winery take no shortcuts, select only the grapes that are irreproachable. Be obsessed by quality and let nature work its magic. These are the common factors that unite the wineries represented by us!
‘Attitude’ rhymes with ‘altitude’ and every vineyard and winery selected has a vocation, a point of distinction which is often linked to the high altitude, and/or specific micro climate that contributes to the singular trait of the wine.
I hope you enjoy these Spanish fine wines as much as we enjoy creating them for you Angels!"
My Wine Credentials
France: Love of wines nurtured as a child helping parents in their wine shop in the Loire Valley. Eventually gained my Master Sommelier Advanced Diploma – in 1999.
Spain: 8 years working as International Wine Ambassador and Educator for Torres winery, working closely with oenologists and international markets.
England: 7 years working in a Michelin starred restaurant, initially as Sommelier and later as Head Sommelier. While there, worked directly for Gerard Basset MW and the Best Sommelier in the World (2010).
Germany: 2 years studying wines while working as a sommelier.
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