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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Loire – more bad financial news: Pierre-Jacques Druet (Bourgueil) in liquidation

 Pierre-Jacques Druet and Marc Vanhellemont 
@Salon des Vins de Loire 2011
with a bottle of his Bourgueil Rosé that launched Les 5 du Vin 

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 Dates of administration and liquidation

Sadly Pierre-Jacques Druet, one of the finest winemakers in Bourgueil, has gone into liquidation. Initially the domaine went into administration (redressement judiciaire) on 11th January 2009. Then on 17th March 2016 the business unfortunately went into liquidation. Sadly I suspect that Pierre-Jacques was a way better wine producer than businessman. I know that Majestic, who sold his wine in the UK, found him increasingly unreliable with regard to fulfilling their orders

I understand that Druet's vineyards remain unpruned this year. A worldwide check using wine-searcher shows very few retailers carrying his wines with 2011 the most recent vintage available and most listings for vintages in the first decade of the 21st century. 

All in all this is a great shame as Pierre-Jacques made some lovely wines.   

 Druet was not easy to find!


Jack Everitt said...

Very sad. He was very generous during my first trip to the Loire and a really great winemaker.

Jim Budd said...

Indeed very sad! His estate is now owned and run by Frédéric Brochet's Ampelidae.