Lake Bluff, Ill – April 2, 2015 – Terlato Wines today announced a new partnership to be the exclusive U.S. importer for the renowned and historic Burgundy Domaines of Château de Meursault and Château de Marsannay. The long-term agreement with owner Olivier Halley represents an expansion of Terlato’s Estate portfolio with some of the most respected wines of the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits regions.
Each property produces hand-crafted wines made from 100 percent estate-grown fruit and reflects the distinctive vineyards and appellations from which they are made. Château de Meursault and Château de Marsannay were purchased by Olivier Halley in 2012, from the Boisseaux family and today both Domaines are enjoying a renaissance under his thoughtful care and guidance.
“We are very pleased to have forged this partnership with Olivier Halley and to represent these two extraordinary and historic Domaines, said Terlato Wines Vice Chairman John Terlato. “The wines from Château de Meursault and Château de Marsannay are exceptional -- hand-crafted with great attention to detail and quality. We always look for long and lasting partnerships with families who share our values, and this is a fitting addition to the partnerships we have already established with other important Burgundian families.”
Terlato will import a collection of wines from each Domaine including Le Clos du Château and Meursault, Le Clos des Grands Charrons (Monopole) from Château de Meursault, and Marsannay and Marsannay Longeroies - Clos de Roy from Château de Marsannay, as well as Villages, Premiers and Grand Crus from their respective appellations. These wines have been recognized as some of Burgundy’s best by key wine journalists and influencers, such as Revue des Vins de France, Bourgogne Aujourd’hui, Decanter and Allen Meadows of Burghound.
“We are very happy to be working with the Terlato family, because we share a passion for making the best, most important wines of the world available to people around the world,” said Stéphane Follin-Arbelet, General Manager of Château de Meursault and Château de Marsannay. “Terlato Wines has an international reputation as the top luxury wine importer in the U.S. Their portfolio of wines is known as one of the best in the world, and they are an ideal partner for us.”
Château de Meursault and Château de Marsannay stand out for more than their exceptional wines, truly offering the Burgundian experience by welcoming visitors seven days week in their historic and beautiful cellars, in one of the world’s most iconic wine regions. In addition, Château de Meursault has proudly hosted the almost century-old Burgundy event, “La Paulée de Meursault” since the early 1980s. Each year hundreds of the world’s most avid Burgundy aficionados receive coveted invitations to this legendary lunch at Château de Meursault, which unites the top Burgundy producers of the region.
Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 70 brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and controls a 20 percent market share of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several small businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family’s winery investments and partnerships in some of the world’s most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France and; Montalcino, Italy.
The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Chimney Rock, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Family Vineyards; Sonoma County: Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The Federalist, Terlato Family Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Flor de Campo, Sanford; California Appellation: Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars, Mike Ditka Wines, Seven Daughters; Washington State: Grace Lane; Argentina: Cuarto Dominio, Tamari; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, the Lucky Country, Twelftree, Two Hands; Austria: Kracher, Sohm & Kracher; Canada: Peller Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne Bollinger, Champagne Duval-Leroy, Chapoutier, Château de Sancerre, Château Timberlay, Domaine Ramonet, , Château de Meursault, Château de Marsannay, Langlois-Château, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; Greece: Boutari, Elios; Italy: Anselmi, Berlucchi, Ca’Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Cecchi, Colavita, Cusumano, Epsilon, Fizz 56, GAJA, Goretti, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco, Santa Margherita; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake; Mediterranean: Elios; New Zealand: Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; Portugal: M. Chapoutier; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Spain: Bodegas Valdemar, Marco Abella. Artisan Spirits: Adelphi Selections Scotch, Distillatorio Nonino (Amaro and Grappa), Don Pancho Origenes Rum, Heartland Gin, Langley’s No. 8 Gin; Marnier XO Cognac, Riazul Tequila, Tigre Blanc Vodka and Tiramisu Liqueur.