Benjamin LEBEL is an authority in his field: an internationally renowned oenologist, his annual guidebook for wine lovers is always highly-anticipated. It seems pretty natural then that Officer BARBAROUX, from the Criminal Investigation Department, asks for his assistance in the chase of a serial killer who mixes murder with… grands crus!
Soon, with the help of his loyal assistant, young oenologist Virgile, and Mathilde, the head of his laboratory, Benjamin gets so caught up in the game that he begins his own investigation… Then when new mysterious cases start to come up, Benjamin is eager to solve them, armed with his unerring intuition and nose. Who did contaminate the wine barrels of Chateau Erlange? Who did kill Baptiste Aluel, the genius of Cognac grands crus? Who is willing to murder to reign over a piece of miraculous wine-growing land? Whether it is in the heart of the Bordeaux vineyards, or in the breathtaking landscapes of the Cognac or Champagne regions, Benjamin will soon prove that his expertise goes well beyond wines and spirits. Pierre ARDITI brings this new kind of investigator to life with his characteristic elegance and virtuosity, and with France’s most beautiful vineyards as his décor.