Bordeaux’s Modern Gentleman Farmer

Didier Le Calvez is rehabilitating the vineyards of Château Clarisse with the help of Stéphane Derenoncourt

Didier Le Calvez has come to Bordeaux late in life, but that hasn’t stopped him from going all in.

“I’m an old lion with young cubs,” he says with a wide smile. >> Read more

2016 Vintage Report – Gourmet Traveller Wine

Château Clarisse Didier Le Calvez is in it for the long haul. Seven years ago, the managing director of Paris’ Le Bristol hotel and his wife Olivia, purchased a 15.5 hectare vineyard in Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion with family front of mind. Named after their daughter and with packaging designed to reflect her “Irish” colouring, a strong motivation … >> Read more


The 2015 vintage for Bordeaux is a unique year. It produced wines with a combination of power and precision, particularly from the Right Bank appellations such as Pomerol and St. Emilion as well as all the others such as Lussac-St.-Emilion and Lalande-de-Pomerol. It definitely seems to be a merlot vintage, where the grape produced the … >> Read more


Wally’s Beverly Hills buzzes with millennials who share communal tables while quaffing wines and eating everything from pizzas to gourmet fare. The noise level is high, the vibes very young and the food is fabulous. A restaurant, wine and cheese shop rolled into one Wally’s is an off-shoot of man-about-town Steve Wallace’s iconic Wally’s Wine … >> Read more

Best Of LA – Week of January 11 – CBS Los Angeles

Wine Tasting at Wally’s Beverly Hills 447 N. Canon Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 475-3540(310) 475-3540 Wednesdays were made for wine tasting, or at least this week they were. Wally’s Beverly Hills is hosting an exclusive tasting of rising star Bordeaux wine Château Clarisse. Two vintages of the wine will be poured, as … >> Read more

Wine Tasting at Wally’s Beverly Hills

Wine Tasting at Wally’s Beverly Hills – Bars in Los Angeles Spruce up your hump day routine with a fine glass of Château Clarisse and Domaine De L’A at Wally’s Beverly Hills (think old Euro vinoteca meets gourmet restaurant). Sourced from Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion in Bordeaux, the decadent wines were founded by president of luxe parisian getaway, Hotel Le Bristol. … >> Read more


[…] Another person connected with Le Bristol who offers an interesting perspective on terroir is the managing director, Didier Le Calvez, who has land in Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion on which he  makes Château Clarisse, a reasonably priced claret of a quality that belies the view that Saint-Emilion is not encircled by suitable terroir for good Bordeaux. […] Nina … >> Read more

The 2014 vintage by

Bordeaux 2014: Right Bank Satellite During my two and a half weeks in Bordeaux tasting en primeur, I drove out to Bergerac for a tasting at Château Thénac. Initially, I was a little peeved at having to drive an hour or so east of Saint Emilion, but actually it served as a pertinent reminder that Bordeaux … >> Read more


DIDIER LE CALVEZ : A CONVERSATION WITH THE HOTELIER, VINTNER, AND TRUFLE FARMER. Didier Le Calvez’s storied hospitality career has taken him from the Plaza and Pierre hotels in Manhattan to the Shangri-La in Hong-Kong and the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris. Most recently he guided the restoration of the legendary Le Bristol … >> Read more

Camera 5 stelle con vigna – Spirito di Vino

Difficile resistere allo charme del vino quando si dirigono hotel come il Bristol di Parigi, che ospita una delle cantine migliori al mondo. Così, monsieur Le Calvez… del mondo. Così, Didier Le Calvez, direttore del Bristol… I mondi del vino e dell’hôtellerie di qualità sono da sempre strettamente legati: il primo è infatti parte integrante … >> Read more

The 2013 vintage by Robert Parker

2013 Bordeaux: Troubled Waters Run Deep August 29, 2014In many ways, 2013 was the most challenging vintage for Bordeaux since 1992, 1991 and 1984. However, the wines have turned out better than any of those previous vintages, no doubt because of the overall regional commitment to quality, the incredible labor-intensive viticultural work that was done, … >> Read more

Château Clarisse…right bank – The World of Fine Wine – Issue 39 2013

What made a couple of hoteliers and consultant Stephane Derenoncourt collaborate on a new project in Puisseguin Saint Emilion, when they had recently turned down 30 other properties, and he 40 other clients ? Ella Lister explains the crucial human and natural elements in the creation of exciting new wines made to enjoy Clic on … >> Read more