David Fourtout (former owner and manager): "Continuing the work of the 3 generations that came before me, I have the feeling that I have been able to elevate the Verdots Vineyard and its wines to a form of excellence. The takeover by Maison Wessman is an exceptional opportunity because the buyers, who are extremely technically and commercially competent, will continue to promote it, in France and internationally. "
About the Verdots vineyard
In 1992, David Fourtout took over the Vignoble des Verdots, owned by his family for 4 generations. The estate covers 45 hectares of vines, 60% of which are red and 40% white (Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle), according to a method of sustainable cultivation with harvest carried out exclusively by hand.
About Maison Wessman
Epicurean and passionate about wine, Robert Wessman is an Icelandic businessman from the pharmaceutical world. In 2005, he acquired a feudal château based in the heart of Périgord Pourpre, an underestimated terroir, to produce, with his wife, Ksenia Wessman, haute couture wines, meeting specifications and according to a precise organoleptic profile, in exclusive quantities.
From this project was born Maison Wessman, a high-end wine trading house.
After the completion of its 1st vintage, the N ° 1 Saint-Cernin Rouge (which won the prize for the Best regional winegrower of the year - Bergerac and Duras appellation - in 2018), Maison Wessman extended its discovery of French terroirs to two other regions. The PDO Limoux, with the development of a 100% Chardonnay white wine, the N ° 1 Saint-Cernin Blanc, then a second wine, the Petit Cernin Blanc. The AOC Champagne then, with first the creation of a rosé champagne, the Champagne Wessman One Premier Cru Brut Rosé, then most recently the Champagne Wessman One Premier Cru Brut whose commercial launch is scheduled for November 2021.
For more information: maisonwessman-wines.com/fr