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Chateau Pichon Lalande appoints new winemaker

Chateau Pichon Lalande has confirmed it has appointed Philippe Moreau as its new technical director.

Moreau takes over from former Pichon boss Thomas Do Chi Nam, who has joined Chateau Margaux as technical director.

This followed the departure of Margaux winemaker Philippe Bascaules to work in Napa as Francis Ford Coppola’s estate manager and winemaker.

Moreau is currently technical director of Chateau de Pez and Chateau Bernadotte, both sister properties to Pichon in the Champagne Louis Roederer group.

He will retain responsibility for both those properties in his new role, Pichon managing director Sylvie Cazes told Decanter.com.

She added that Moreau would be assisted by vineyard director François Taris and winemaker Stéphanie Danglade, across the three properties.

Written by Adam Lechmere

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