The Frey family, owner of Chateau La Lagune in Bordeaux and Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aine in the Rhone, has bought Chateau de Corton André in Burgundy for an undisclosed fee.
Chateau de Corton Andre. Photo Credit: Corton Andre
The estate, on the Corton hill in the Cote de Beaune was part of the Maison Corton Andre negociant house, which was sold a few weeks ago to rival Burgundy negociant house Bejot Vins & Terroirs. It has now been sold on to the Frey family, as was expected.
The sale has been completed by Jean-Jacques Frey and includes seven hectares of vineyard land in Corton, Volnay, Mersault and Pommard.
The chateau, known for its intricately-designed tiled roof that resembles that of the Hospices de Beaune, was previously owned by the Ballande group, owners of chateau Prieure Lichine in Bordeaux.
Caroline Frey, Jean- Jacques’ daughter and an oenologist, will run the property, as she does the other family wine estates.
Written by Jane Anson