Devauges to join Clos des Lambrays

No sooner was it announced that Jacques Devauges was leaving Clos de Tart then he was courted by another big domaine in Burgundy and will now be joining Clos des Lambrays it has been revealed.

As reported by La Revue du Vin de France the head of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, Bernard Arnault, was quick to notice that his biggest rival in luxury wine, François Pinault, had let Devauges go and decided to scoop him up for his own Burgundian estate.

Arnault acquired the Clos des Lambrays in 2015, while Pinault bought Clos de Tart in October 2017.

Pinault has decided to bring in a winemaker from one of his other properties, Château Grillet in the Rhône, to be winemaker at Clos de Tart, while Devauges will be replacing Boris Champy.

In addition, LRVF reported that LVMH is creating a new company, called LVMH Vins d’Exception which will be helmed by Arnault and include Château d’Yquem, Cheval Blanc, Clos des Lambrays and Colgin Cellars.

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