Burgundy's Big Man

Jean-Claude Boisset has built the famed region's largest -- and most controversial -- wine business
William Echikson
Issue: September 30, 2001

Jean-Claude Boisset purchased the Chablis wine merchant J. Moreau & Fils in 1997. Boisset, Burgundy's biggest and most controversial businessman, needed to act fast and clean up the company; the Moreau family had decided to reclaim control of one of the firm's most valuable assets -- 11 acres of Chablis grands crus and 8 acres of premiers crus vineyards.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 30, 2001.

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