Maison Louis Jadot, a French wine producer focused on terroir and the individual characteristics of each wine, has been slowly building up a collection of vineyards in France’s Burgundy region. Yesterday the company confirmed it has purchased yet another vineyard, Domaine Prieur-Brunet in Santenay. Decanter magazine reports:
The purchase adds 18 hectares of prime Côte de Beaune vineyards to the Jadot portfolio in Burgundy, including top premier crus in Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay, Pommard and Beaune, as well as a parcel of old vines in grand cru Bâtard-Montrachet.
Domaine Prieur-Brunet’s history began when two Prieur brothers settled in Santenay in 1804. Their descendant Guy Prieur married Elizabeth Brunet, from an old Meursault family, in the mid-twentieth century.
The Domaine’s wines have enjoyed a loyal following among private clients and restaurants, reputedly being a longtime favorite of the French diplomatic service. Today, Dominique Prieur and her son Gillaume run the estate, representing the eighth generation.
The sale is only the latest investment in Santenay. In October 2015, Ken and Grace Evenstad of Domaine Serene in Oregon purchased the 10-hectare Château de la Crée.
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