Château Lafon-Rochet has named the long-term oenologist of Lafite Rothschild as its new managing director.
Christophe Congé has joined the historic 45-hectare estate in St Estèphe, after more than 22 years at Chateaux Lafite Rothschild and the adjacent property, Château Duhart Milon. Prior to that he was a winemaker at Château Doisy Daëne and Laffort.
The appointment comes after the estate was sold to French-Swiss real estate magnate Jacky Lorenzetti, last September.
Currently, the estate is managed by Emmanuel Cruse, general manager of Lorenzetti’s estates although the 2021 vintage was managed by Basile Tesseron, whose family owned the estate for more than 60 years, and who took over running the estate in 2007.
Information from The Drinks Business