Corney & Barrow is delighted to announce its appointment to represent the entire Labruyère Family portfolio, comprising Domaine Jacques Prieur, Domaine Labruyère Moulin à Vent and, in time, Champagne Labruyère, exclusively in the UK. We continue to buy, through the Place de Bordeaux, Château Rouget.
This appointment is with immediate effect and further reinforces Corney & Barrow’s strategy of creating exclusive or majority partnerships with world class estates.
Corney & Barrow also enjoys similar relationships with Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Domaine Bonneau du Martray, Clos de Tart, Domaine François Carillon, Pétrus, Château Trotanoy and the wines of Ets J-P Moueix, Tertre Roteboeuf, Roc de Cambes, Dominio de Pingus, Tenuta di Biserno, Tenuta di Trinoro, Salon among many others.
“Joining Corney & Barrow is an honour, due to their high quality standards. I share with the C&B team the same values of trust, passion for great wines and selective distribution. Both Corney & Barrow and I are committed to make this partnership a great opportunity for wine lovers to share a much closer relationship and to discover our terroirs, owned since 1850 for some, located in four of the greatest French wine regions.”
Domaine Jacques Prieur
Domaine Jacques Prieur enjoys a spectacular position within Burgundy, encompassing so many of the Grands Crus – Le Montrachet, Chevalier Montrachet, Corton-Bressandes, Corton Charlemagne, Les Échezeaux, Clos de Vougeot, Le Musigny, Le Chambertin, and Chambertin Clos de Bèze as well as a host of premiers crus traversing Meursault, home to the Domaine, Puligny, Pommard, Volnay and Beaune.
Domaine Labruyère, Moulin- à-Vent
Les Thorins, a hamlet of Romanèche-Thorins is where the Labruyère family first acquired a number of tiny, well-located vineyards. The family winery is one of the oldest in Moulin- à-Vent. Four very distinctive wines are made here, Moulin-à-Vent Coeur de Terroir, Champ de Cour, Le Carquelin and the celebrated Clos du Moulin-à-Vent – the unique monopole of the commune. The Collection 1850, from a selection of different parcels from the Domaine’s holding is from very old vines planted on granite, rich in quartz and manganese. The other three wines have very distinctive soil differentiations, although all granite based: Champ de Cour is south-east facing, with a layer of pebbles under clay, Le Carquelin is on light sandy clay and finally the Clos du Moulin, just under a hectare of 70 year old vines alongside the iconic windmill is planted on dry, hard granite. All are very individual in character and resound with the classic quality signature of this commune of old – serious wines with the capacity to age.
This, the most recent acquisition to the family’s portfolio, encompasses 6.5 hectares of Grand Cru Verzenay in the Montagne de Reims. The family acquired this récoltant-manipulant (The wine is made solely by the estate’s grapes) in 2012 and will release the first wine under the family label in September 2015.
Château Rouget, Pomerol
A prime site in Pomerol boasting l’Église Clinet, Pétrus and Le Gay as neighbours, there are now 18 hectares exclusively located on the Plateau de Pomerol. Considered almost every year as “sleeper of the vintage”, Rouget is retaking its place among the elite of its appellation. This is currently offered through the Place de Bordeaux.
Adam Brett-Smith, Managing Director of Corney & Barrow, comments:
“Our strategy is very simple: to supply to the end consumer wines which are exclusive to Corney & Barrow, in all the markets in which we operate. Customers seem to like this very simple and direct approach a lot and clearly so do the suppliers! We are very proud that the Labruyère family chose us against stiff competition and we cannot wait to get started.”
Domaine Jacques Prieur and Domaine Labruyère Moulin à Vent will be available (en primeur) through Corney & Barrow in January 2015.
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