Although the name may evoke the word “excellence”, there is no etymological link as such. If there’s any confusion, though, it doesn’t trouble Jean-Claude Favre, who decided in 1980 to transform and market the harvest produced by his father Maurice. The 2016 Vintage
The last vintage made as the sole work of the cellar’s founder.
At the beginning of 2017 Renaud, the second born, joined Hélène and Jean-Claude in the family business, providing a welcome affirmation of its continuing endurance.