Michel Rolland

‘The Goldin Group of Hong Kong buys Bon Pasteur’

Posted by WineInvestment.org on June 03, 2013
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The Goldin Group of Hong Kong, have bought Michel Rolland’s Château Le Bon Pasteur in Pomerol and its two sister properties. The sale was recently confirmed by Vignobles Rolland, the owner of the properties, but is said to have been in the pipeline since December.

Goldin Groups CEO Sutong Pan boasts profound experience in finance and property development, as well as the manufacturing of advanced electronicproducts in China, Hong Kong and the United States. Sutong is also a lover of wine, and has good connections in Bordeaux. Rolland Vignobles reportedly stated that he intends to endeavour to, ‘make every effort to valorize the wines, and the name, and to perpetuate the history in accordance with family tradition’.

Dany and Michel Rolland will remain in charge of the technical team.

This transaction also consists of two other Rolland estates, Château Rolland-Maillet in St Emilion and Château Bertineau St Vincent in Lalande-de-Pomerol, amount to some 16ha. Goldin also acquired cult Rutherford, Napa property Sloan Estate, in 2011 for a reported US$40m.



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Rolland to consult at Château Figeac

Posted by WineInvestment.org on April 03, 2013
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Michel Rolland, international acclaimed consultant has signed a contract with Château Figeac, vowing to ensure that they receive a  promotion from premier grand cru classé “B” to “A” status.

Rolland told Decanter Magazine that he was approached by owner Marie-France Manoncourt, the widow of former owner Thierry Manoncourt, to become their consultant.

This follows the Chateau’s failure to receive a promotion to premier grand cru classé A status in the most recent Saint Emilion classification revision. Château Angélus and Pavie, both of which Rolland oversees, did receive promotions.

Rolland spoke with conviction stating that: ‘Staying in B category is not my goal’. He went on to explain that: ‘We will work together for a year and see how it goes,’ he also explained his key objectives would be to pick ripe grapes and do the best vinification possible’.

This comes as a surprise to some who know the Château well, as Figeac is known for its traditional style and Rolland is notorious for spear-heading more modern production techniques.


Source: www.Decantermagazine.com

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