Mot Hennessy UK Estates & Wines

11 July, 2008

13 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1X

T: 020 7235 9411

E: natalie.forsman@mhuk.co.uk

Established: 1941

Key personnel: Graham Boyes, managing director; Louise Pilkington, brand director Estates & Wines; Natalie Forsman, brand manager Estates & Wines

Brands: Cloudy Bay (New Zealand), Cape Mentelle, Green Point (Australia), Terrazas de los Andes (Argentina), Newton (US)

Estates & Wines held its inaugural portfolio tasting this year to showcase its New World range and launch Terrazas de los Andes Torronts, and the company hopes to build on this event and take it

to key regions around the UK. It is developing the Cloudy Bay Locator, a

website

to help customers track down Cloudy Bay.




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Talking terroir

When Bordeaux was in fashion, it seemed almost logical that we should fetishise winemakers. Here were people responsible for brilliant acts of blending, across large estates and multiple grape varieties, including superstars such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These days, fashion has moved on and pinot noir is ascendant. As a result, the star of the winemaker has fallen and we find ourselves following a new star in the sky: terroir.

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