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From the BIVB:

Maison Louis Latour arrives in Régnié
Owned by Maison Louis Latour since early 2008, Henri Fessy (St-Jean-d’Ardières) has bought up 15 hectares of the Château des Reyssiers vineyard in Régnié (69). Maison Fessy now owns 35 hectares of vineyard. The aim of the chairman and managing director, Louis-Fabrice Latour, is to reach around fifty hectares. “We succeeded in Burgundy by being an owner-trader, and we hope to do the same in Beaujolais”, he explains. Fessy sells around 2 million bottles.

The Devillard family in the Mâcon region
The Garenne estate in Azé (71) has joined the Devillard estates. This 4.5-hectare estate has been bought by the Beaumont family (in-laws of Amaury Devillard) in partnership with Robert Vernizeau, expert winemaker from the Perdrix estate (Nuits-Saint-Georges) and technical adviser to the Devillard family estates.
The wines of the Garenne estate will be produced to the same quality requirements in force on the Devillard family estates, and will be added to the range of estate wines distributed by the Devillard family: Château de Chamirey in Mercurey; Domaine des Perdrix in Nuits-Saint-Georges; Domaine de la Ferté in Givry, and Domaine du Cellier aux Moines, also in Givry.
www.domaines-devillard.com

Joseph Drouhin: new vines in Savigny-lès-Beaune
Maison Joseph Drouhin (Beaune) has purchased 1 hectare of AOC Savigny-lès-Beaune Village and Premier Cru Fourneaux vines. A purchase which, according to the management, is “part of our supply quality development policy”. The Joseph Drouhin estate comprises 73 ha, and features some of the great Burgundy appellations: Chablis, Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune and Côte Chalonnaise.

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