A selection of premium wines from Bordeaux and Languedoc, France, elaborated by wine expert Olivier Dauga for Val d’Orbieu has arrived in South Florida. Monsieur Bertrand Girard, CEO of Val d’Orbieu wines introduced winemaker Olivier Dauga at a luncheon at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa recently. Dauga said, “We have many wine experts and we want to showcase our best features to America. We value our growers and we’re looking forward to introducing some of our best products to people who really enjoy great wines.”
Val d’Orbieu is a company that stands for a certain vision of wine and wine growing, combined with a pioneering spirit that founders wanted to have at the very core of the business. Based in Narbonne in the Languedoc Roussillon region, it is the largest still wine cooperative group in France.
This company has 2,500 members, divided over 11 wine cooperatives and 60 estates and chateaux. They produce around 1,000,000 hl of wine per year. Early in 2012, the company began a long process of identification and selections of particular vineyard parcels amongst the 17,000 hectares belonging to the Val d’Orbieu. Olivier Dauga presently accompanies wine growers and oenologists and creates exceptional wines with the “Black Reserve” signature.