Stephane Derenoncourt featured in 2008 Decanter
Montesquieu Wine Buyer Stephane Derenoncourt featured in Decanter 2008 Bordeaux supplement
This past October, James Lawther MW of Decanter magazine did his best to keep up with superstar winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt as he followed him on a "typical" day, working with many of his high-profile clients in Bordeaux. The story gives fantastic insight into Stephane, our chief wine buyer; a man who has justly earned a reputation as being one of the world's top winemakers. His early career as a vineyard worker and cellar manager is briefly chronicled, a time that was vital to Stephane's progression as a self-taught vintner that ultimately gave him the experience needed to become the world's most respected consulting winemaker.
The story was part of the 2008 Bordeaux supplement that accompanied the June 2008 issue of Decanter, therefore; it mainly speaks of Stephane's influence within Bordeaux. While we have worked closely with Stephane on several of his exclusive Bordeaux projects, we have also teamed up on other exciting projects all over the world. Stephane has been instrumental in sourcing fantastic wines from Ribera del Duero, Tuscany, and Mendoza; just to name a few, and we look forward to being the exclusive distributor of his first boutique offerings from California in the coming months.