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Boisset buys Skalli

Boisset has confirmed its acquisition of Skalli Wines. The move sees the Burgundy-based, family-owned Boisset strengthen its presence in southern France through Skalli’s wineries in the Rhône and Languedoc.

Although the purchase, which was finalised this week, sees Boisset take ownership of the Skalli brand and wineries, it does not include the Skalli family’s Napa Valley winery, St Supery.

It was through their Californian connection that the two families first established a relationship back in the 1980s, when Skalli bought a Napa vineyard from the Boisset family.

Emphasising the similarities between these two companies, Robert Skalli, who founded his company, declared: “I am very glad it’s Boisset who will perpetuate and continue the spirit of the Skalli family; Boisset understands and will continue the quality of the wines and the partnerships that we have established for years.

“I am delighted that they, too, are a wine family actively involved in wine, in wine quality, and willing to grow the Skalli reputation worldwide. I am very confident in the future that I put into their hands.”

Meanwhile Boisset CEO, Jean-Charles Boisset (pictured), set out the opportunities this acquisition has now opened up, saying: “We are honored to continue the wonderful work of the Skalli family, whose amazing presence, energy and passion defined exceptional quality wines from the Languedoc, and to also strengthen our presence in the Rhône Valley.

“We will continue to develop the known expertise and recognized dedication to high quality wines that the Skalli family has established, and are very pleased that it remains a family affair.

“Further, we are genuinely delighted to welcome new partners around the world through the Skalli family network, and to bolster our international presence. In short, we are proud to be ‘descendants’ of the Skalli family!”

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