Big news in the wine (and Burgundy) world, as Maisons et Domaines Henriot has merged with Artemis Domaines, the wine -business part of François Pinault’s empire.
In a fusion of French wine notability, Pinault’s Artemis – owner of wineries such as Bordeaux’s Château Latour, and Clos de Tart and Domaine d’Eugenie in Burgundy – is buying a majority stake in Maisons & Domaines Henriot, which owns, among other things, Bouchard Pere et Fils.
As well as Bouchard, Henriot owns William Fèvre in Chablis, Maison Henriot in Champagne, and Beaux Frères in Oregon.
The Henriot family will become minority shareholders in the combined company, which will keep the Artemis name.
Frédéric Engerer, current managing director of Artemis Domaines, will be in charge of all the wineries, with the help of a supervisory board headed by Gilles de Larouzière Henriot, the current CEO of Maisons & Domaines Henriot.