Domaine Faiveley has bought one of the best-known names in Chablis, Domaine Billaud-Simon, marking the family-owned producer's second huge buy in the space of 12 months.
Billaud-Simon has around 20 hectares of vineyards in some of the best terroirs in Chablis, Faiveley said, without disclosing a fee for the deal. Its deal gives Faiveley vines in four grands cru vineyards, including Les Clos, Les Preuses, Vaudesir and Les Blanchots, as well as in four premier cru vineyards, including Montee de Tonnerre, Mont-de-Milieu, Fourchaume and Vaillons. It has been a busy 12 months for Faiveley, after the Burgundy producer also agreed to buy Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot late last year, gaining a further 20 hectares of vines in Gevrey-Chambertin. 'It's becoming more and more hard to find vines in the greatest appellations in Burgundy,' said Erwan Faiveley, the seventh generation family member to run the firm, at the time.Of the Billaud-Simon, Faiveley said it would be a 'fantastic honour'
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