Maison de Grand Esprit tells a new story in French winemaking, highlighting tradition and rewriting convention. Winemaker Sebastien Long utilises winemaking philosophies and sourcing techniques that showcase the ultimate varietal and regional expression from four iconic wine regions; Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône and Provence. Within the collection, seven wines have obtained world-wide recognition with 90+ points in the last year.
Maison de Grand Esprit wines are quintessentially French yet fresh, and strike a confident balance of respecting tradition yet embracing the modern. This unique blend of ‘old’ and ‘new’ experience was pivotal in defining the Maison de Grand Esprit house style; opulent and high quality wines that provide consistency vintage on vintage.
Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône, Provence - France
Bordeaux Blend, Burgundy Blend, Pinot Noir, Rhône Blend, Provençal Rosé
Born into a family of generations of French winemakers and grape growers Sebastien always had an inherent passion for wine. Growing up amongst the vines in Southern Rhône Valley and helping establish the family winery with his uncle, he developed a desire to understand all aspects of the wine world. He started with an apprenticeship in winemaking and wine sales leading him to study winemaking and vineyard management in Burgundy.
Recognized for his wine knowledge, Sebastien won first prize in the ‘Young Wine Tasters’ blind competition at the 2004 Salon International de l'Agriculture in Paris. Over the years, he has enjoyed working in winemaking not only in his home country, but also in California and Australia for over a decade. His time spent abroad has provided a great understanding and affinity with winemaking in the ‘New World’. As the Maison de Grand Esprit Senior Winemaker, Sebastien is tasked with combining his experience of classic ‘Old World’ techniques with ‘New World’ mentality and style.
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