Sylvie Cazes, director of the Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux, and co-owner of Chateau Lynch-Bages in Pauillac, has been appointed director of Pauillac second growth estate Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande.
Pichon Lalande, as it is more typically known, is owned by Louis Roederer Champagne, who bought it from May-Eliane de Lencquesaing in 2006.
Cazes will replace Gildas d’Ollone as managing director, who along with technical director Thomas Do-Ch- Nam, has been credited with the renaissance of the wine in recent years.
Cazes continues as president of the UGC, and as councillor in the Bordeaux local government, where she will continue to work for the development of the Wine Cultural Centre, due to open in the city in 2013.
Jean-Charles Cazes will continue to direct Chateau Lynch-Bages and the other Cazes family estates, as he has since 2006. Decanter.com understands that Sylvie Cazes will remain president of the advisory board for Lynch-Bages and rest of the family estates.
Frederic Rouzaud, great grand-son of Camille Olry-Roederer and the owner of Pichon Comtesse, confirmed the appointment to the Bordeaux trade today.
Written by Jane Anson in Bordeaux