FREE THE GRAPES : TAKE TERROIR WITH A PINCH OF SALT

[…] 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 RobertParker.com

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

ROBB REPORT – MAY 2015

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

Conde Nast Traveller – November 2012

[…] The delivery of the season’s en primeur (bought before bottling) wines is an exciting moment in the year for oenophiles, but imagine how exciting it is when new vineyard owners take delivery of their first vintage. Regular visitors to Villa Clarisse (and its sister the five star Hotel de Toiras) on the increasingly popular … >> Read more

Le Calvez at Puisseguin Saint-Emilion

The December 2010/January 2011 issue of La Revue du vin de France (French Wine Review) – page 21 The former Executive Director of the Georges V, who is moreover a great lover of wines, made the acquisition in 2009 of a small property in Puisseguin Saint-Emilion that he has named after his daughter: Clarisse.  

A Lovely Family

A NEW AND FEMININE PUISSEGUIN-SAINT-EMILION   “He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind…” An agreeable adage that matches well to Olivia Le Calvez’s path. After creating a small jewel of a hotel in 2004, the Toiras Hotel and Spa, Relais et Châteaux and first five-star hotel in l’Ile de Ré … >> Read more