Delas Frères sets up prestigious facilities in the heart of Tain l'Hermitage

23rd February 2016
Founded in Tournon-sur-Rhône in 1835, Delas Frères was acquired by
Champagne Deutz in 1977. Since that time it has been developing and
implementing a strategy founded on quality and respect for the terroir.

Since
the arrival of Fabrice Rosset at the helm of the company in 1996, Delas
Frères has put in place a €8 million investment plan: into its
technical facilities including the press room, harvest-handling
facilities, ageing cellars,barrels room ; as well as into the
acquisition of a wine estate and vineyards (Hermitage and Crozes
Hermitage) ..."the means to match our ambitions," stated its president.

This
year, Delas Frères’ 180th anniversary year, marks a new era in the
ascending recognition of the brand. The most recent acquisition of a
property in Tain l’Hermitage is now giving Delas Frères a showcase
facility that will help it to project its image of expertise worldwide.

Between
five and six million euros will be invested in transforming this
gloriousproperty which, for generations, had been the traditional home
and winery site of the Jaboulet family. From the 2017 vintage, it will
be Delas Frères’ new home. There, the company will vinify its
prestigious Northern Rhône Valley Crus,including the Hermitage and
Crozes Hermitage AOCs where Delas Frères owns noless than 28 hectares.

"We
are delighted to be able to capitalize on the image of this unique
property : a symbol within the Rhône Valley fine wine world. We are
thrilled at the idea of being able to receive aficionados of the brand
and Rhône Valley wine enthusiasts, in style", stated Fabrice Rosset.

Furthermore,
making reference to the "philosophy of the shareholders applied to all
of their entities”, “one of luxury without ostentation", he stated
further : "DELAS FRERES is now aligned with the values of the rest of
our Group’s brands, whether they are CHATEAU PICHON COMTESSE, ROEDERER
ESTATE,DOMAINE OTT, RAMOS PINTO, LOUIS ROEDERER or CHAMPAGNE DEUTZ ".Something
that will not displease Group President, Frédéric Rouzaud, who was the
mastermind behind the acquisition of DELAS FRERES in 1993.