Category: Wine Wholesaler
Country: United States
Grafe Lecocq USA
The company’s activity consists of ageing French wines in oak barrels. This goes far beyond the simple distribution of bottles, because Grafé Lecocq takes care of the wines during this crucial stage in their life, between the end of vinification and bottling. The wines are matured and aged in oak barrels, for a period of up to 24 months for certain wines. Hence, every wine bears our signature. This demonstrates our commitment to every wine we market, and encourages us to be extremely rigorous in terms of quality so that our name is perceived as being synonymous with quality.
To ensure the success of this objective, the first stage is crucial: i.e. the choice, at the end of fermentation, of raw wines from the various French wine-growing regions with a good aging potential, and whose character is representative of a terroir, with a confirmed personality, and recognised by an appellation of origin. The selection is made every year through successive blind tasting sessions, where several hundred samples are presented. Jean-Loup and Bernard Grafé are personally responsible for this task.