André Lurton hires Michel Rolland
9th October, 2013 by Rupert Millar
Vignobles André Lurton has announced it has secured renowned winemaking consultant, Michel Rolland to work on improving the domaine’s wines.
Rolland, who had some input with the 2012 vintage, has now been brought on as a much closer collaborator for 2013 and future harvests.
The company explained that the hiring of Rolland, “coincides with the implementation of a policy that is now two years old: to improve the André Lurton wines still further”.
He will be working alongside another well-known name in the consulting world, Denis Dubourdieu, who works on the estate’s white wines.
Rolland will focus on the red wines from Château Couhins-Lurton and La Louvière in Pessac-Léognan in particular, but will also be closely involved with the winemaking at châteaux de Rochemorin, de Cruzeau (also both in Pessac) and Bonnet in Entre-deux-Mers.
Vignobles André Lurton operates nearly 10 estates around Bordeaux in a variety of communes. It has around 600 hectares of vines in total, 430 of them that produce red wines.