Appointed just two months ago, Jean-Jacques Dubourdieu, Managing Director of Domaines Denis Dubourdieu, and David Bolzan, Managing Director of Vignobles Silvio Denz, have challenged themselves to jointly manage the Sauternes and Barsac appellations.
Goals: to unite all producers, highlight their diversity but also revitalize their target!
But who are these two men?
The son of the winemaker Denis Dubourdieu, Jean-Jacques Dubourdieu is the General Manager of family properties in Barsac (châteaux Doisy-Daëne, Clos Floridéne, Doisy Broca and Cantegril), Château Doisy Daëne being their flagship.
David Bolzan is the General manager of Vignobles Silvio Denz, including Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey (premier grand cru – 1855), and of its michelin-starred restaurant Lalique in Sauternes.
“Being two allows for larger and faster weaving” explains David Bolzan. Indeed, the two elected representatives complement each other: on one hand Jean-Jacques, born and bred here and on the other David, the communicator.
The codirection of an appellation, a first in Sauternes.
The statutes of the wine trade union not allowing co-presidency, led to an extraordinary General Assembly, held on September 3 to change the statutes in this direction and thus validate the co-presidency of the AOP Sauternes and Barsac by Jean-Jacques Dubourdieu and David Bolzan. Since then, the two elected representatives have displayed their complementarity and serenity and want to unite all Sauternes producers (cooperative cellars, private cellars and grands crus classés) with their projects to modernize the consumption of wines.