Les Grands Chais de France buys Maison Desvignes Ainé et Fils to increase their presence in Chablis

Les Grands Chais de France bought Maison Desvignes Ainé et Fils near Chablis at the end of September 2019. This strategic purchase will increase the Group’s scale and capacity in the appellation, as well as help to stabilise supply in challenging vintages.

Purchased through Burgundian subsidiary of Les Grands Chais de France, François Martenot, Maison Desvignes Ainé & Fils is located in the small wine village of Ligny-le-Châtel, at the northern tip of the Burgundy vineyards. A negotiant with 36 hectares of their own vines, they work with a restricted number of partners selected for their sourcing abilities and are specialists in Chablis and Burgundy making top end cuvées in partnership with well-known Burgundian winemakers. 

Maison Desvignes Ainé & Fils joins François Martenot, Paul Sapin and Moillard in Les Grands Chais de France’s existing Burgundian line up of producers.

Mark Kears, Les Grands Chais de France MD for UK & Ireland says, “This key purchase of Maison Desvignes Ainé et Fils has enabled the Group to bolster our capacity of premium wine production in Chablis, as well as providing an ongoing supply of wines to help us to ride the waves of vintage fluctuations. We are delighted to welcome them to Les Grands Chais de France.”

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