Swiss billionaire buys Jayer-Gilles estate

11th August, 2017 by Rupert Millar

A Swiss industrialist, from one of the richest families in Europe and vice-president of the World Wide Fund for Nature, has acquired Domaine Jayer-Gilles in Burgundy.

André Hoffmann (pictured), vice-president of the family pharmaceutical business Hoffmann-La-Roche, has bought the Côte de Nuits estate for an undisclosed sum.

As reported by La Revue du Vin de France, Hoffmann has apparently long wanted to buy an estate in Burgundy and said Domaine Jayer-Gilles was, “synonymous with rigorous vinification and great wines.”

The domaine, which has some 12 hectares of vineyards in Nuits-Saint-Georges and Echézeaux, was rather notorious in Burgundy in the past for its use of lots of new oak and a very rich style of wine.

Gilles Jayer-Gilles who has worked on the estate since 1982….

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