Martin and Olivier Bouygues, the owners of Château Montrose and Clos Rougeart, have acquired a majority stake in Domaine Henri Rebourseau in Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy.
According to a statement from SCDM Domaines, the Bouygues’ holding company for their viticultural assets, the deal will help underpin the domaine financially, while “maintaining its traditions and conserving its family character”, as well as “contributing to the qualitative work of its wines”.
Jean de Surrel and his two sons will remain in place at the estate.
Farmed biodynamically, the estate, which extends to 13.5 hectares, has some of the oldest parcels in the Côte de Nuits, and roughly half of the vineyards are located in the grands crus of Chambertin, Clos de Bèze, Charmes Chambertin, Mazy Chambertin and Clos de Vougeot. There are several holdings in premiers crus as well.