Maison Boisset acquiring Alex Gambal
The Boisset wine group is in the course of completing the purchase of the small American owned Burgundy producer Alex Gambal.
The Boisset family has significant winery investments in France and in California with a vineyard area of over 700 ha. They also have an involvement in leading wine writer Steven Spurriers English sparkling wine project in Dorset, Bride Valley Vineyards.
Boisset barrel cellar
Key Burgundy producers in the group are Bouchard Père et Fils, Antonin Rodet and Domaine de La Vougeraie. The firm also has holdings in Chablis, the Jura and the Rhône Valley. In California they now own De Loach Vineyards in Sonoma and Raymond Vineyards in the Napa Valley.
The Alex Gambal domaine was founded in 1997 and they now produce a fine small range of both domaine and some négoce wines. Domaine wines are produced from 12 ha under the Bourgogne appellation as well as whites from Fixin, Corton-Charlemagne, Saint Romain, Meursault, Saint Aubin, Puligny Montrachet, Chassagne Montrachet as well as the Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru.
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie
A small impressive range of domaine reds are also made including examples from Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle Musigny, Vosne Romanée, Nuits-Saint-Georges and Grand Crus Clos Vougeot and Charmes-Chambertin. On the Côtes de Beaune there are domaine reds from Savigny-Lès-Beaune, Chorey-Lès-Beaune, Saint Romain, Pommard, Volnay and Auxey Duresses as wel as the Côte de Brouilly in Beaujolais.
It is anticipated that the transaction will be fully completed in September, although the financial details have not been disclosed. Alex Gambal is likely to remain involved at least in the short term in what will likely be a very useful brand addition for Boisset.