By Jim Boyce | Importer-distributorÂ Torres China and French companyÂ JM CazesÂ have partnered on a wide swath of wines in China. Torres gets exclusive rights in continental China for these Cazes family assets:
Famille JM Cazes (Pauillac & Saint-EstÃ¨phe), Domaine de Lâ€™Ostal (Minervois La Liviniere), Domaine des SÃ©nÃ©chaux (ChÃ¢teauneuf du Pape ) and ChÃ¢teau Villa Bel-Air (Graves).
Torres will also sell ChÃ¢teau Lynch-Bages, ChÃ¢teau Ormes de Pez and ChÃ¢teau Haut-Batailley wines.
Lynch-Bages is the best-known Cazes family brand, a fifth growth Bordeaux winery that has hit above its weight, due in large part to the prowess of Jean-Michel Cazes. His son Jean-Charles CazesÂ took over the family business a decade ago, with ChÃ¢teau Haut-Batailley added to the portfolio last year.
Jean-Michel Cazes has long been interested in the China market.
â€œMy first organized tasting was in 1990, just for the local consumers, and they didn’t like wine at all,â€ he told me when I first met him during theÂ 2008 Beijing Olympics. More here.
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