The Bouygues family has once again caused a stir in the wine world! After their purchase of Clos Rougeard in early 2017, brothers Martin and Olivier Bouygues turned their attention to Burgundy, and bought domain Henri Rebourseau.
Brothers Martin and Olivier Bouygues have been the topic of many a conversation in the wine world this past week. And for good reason! They recently bought domain Rebourseau for an unknown sum estimated at 45 million euros.
Already owners of châteaux Montrose and Tronquoy-Lalande (Saint-Estèphe) as well as Clos Rougeard (Saumur-Champigny), this time they were seduced by the strategic position of this domain, with parcels on 5 Grands Crus of the Côte de Nuits: Chambertin Clos de Bèze (3,300m2), Chambertin (4,500m2), Mazis-Chambertin (9,600m2), Charmes-Chambertin (1.25 ha) and Clos de Vougeot (2.25 ha). Not as well known as its neighbours, the domain distinguishes itself with its tiny production of organic and biodynamic wines. Jean de Surrel, grandson of Pierre de Rebourseau, assures us that his family will continue with the production, good news which should reassure oenophiles who worry that the heart and soul of the wines may be lost.
One thing is certain, Burgundy continues to attract large fortunes and investors. After LVMH bought Domaine des Lambrays for 101 million euros, and Bonneau du Martray was sold to the owner of Screaming Eagle, we’re asking ourselves which domain will be next. Will these sorts of transactions become a common occurrence? In any case, they are the result of a certain interest for a region defined by the rarity of its bottles… for which oenophiles the world over will pay any price. See the Burgundy wines currently for sale at iDealwine.
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