The Decanter Power List 2013
49 Frédéric Rouzaud (46)
Managing director, Champagne Louis Roederer, 45
Maison Roederer is one of the great family-owned Champagne houses, makers of the iconic Cristal. Its empire also includes Domaines Ott in Provence, Delas Frères in the Rhône, Châteaux de Pez and Haut-Beauséjour in St-Estèphe and, the flagship, Château Pichon-Lalande in Pauillac. Frédéric Rouzaud took over from his father Jean-Claude in 2006. His major research programme was to ‘to keep the elegance’ of the estate, ‘but get a real return from the vineyards’.