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news: vincent girardin & seguin-manuel

Travelling, so not much new on the site, but a couple of pieces of news:

Press Release
Meursault, 24 February 2012

Véronique and Vincent Girardin have come to a decision regarding the takeover of the Vincent Girardin operation.

Keen to ensure that this company with its world-renowned wines will continue to operate under optimum conditions, they have entrusted management of the company to Jean-Pierre Nié, a well-known professional in Burgundy who is also Chairman of Compagnie des Vins d’Autrefois in Beaune as well as being a commercial partner of Vincent Girardin for several years now.

Eric Germain, Vincent Girardin’s right-hand man and house oenologist for around ten years, will be able to rely on Vincent Girardin’s astute advice in his task of perpetuating the high quality of the company’s wines.

Marco Caschera, Sales Director, will continue is his role as Ambassador of Vincent Girardin in France and elsewhere in the world.

DOMAINE SEGUIN-MANUEL IS EXPANDING !
Historically located in Savigny-lès-Beaune where 3,5 hectares of premier cru and village
vines are grown, Domaine Seguin-Manuel has developed in new areas since its acquisition
by Thibaut Marion in 2004 :
– Beaune 1er Cru « Cent Vignes »,
– Beaune 1er Cru « Champimonts »,
– Beaune 1er Cru « Clos des Mouches » (white)
– Puligny-Montrachet « Les Reuchaux ».
In 2012, Domaine Seguin-Manuel purchases new vineyards and runs new plots in new
appellations due to the contribution of private investors who have been relying on
Seguin-Manuel for several years.
Seguin-Manuel takes over Domaine Jean Michelot in Pommard, including nearly 2
hectares of vineyards located in prestigious appellations :
– Pommard 1er Cru « Pezerolles »,
– Pommard « Petits Noizons »,
– Pommard « Petits Epenots »,
– Meursault « Les Clous ».
« This acquisition strengthens the supply of our own domain and increases our direct access
to great appellations of the Côte de Beaune. As for our other vineyards, these new plots are
organically grown » says Thibaut Marion.
Domaine Seguin-Manuel now grows a bit more than 6 hectares (15 acres) of vineyards in
Côte de Beaune.

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