Frederic Bourillon’s family have been making wine at Rochecorbon for many generations. Documents show the estate was founded in 1875, but it was in the 1921 that Frédéric’s great grandfather, Gaston, started to organize the estate as it is today. Since taking over, Frédéric has been a leading figure among younger Vouvray producers, developing earlier-drinking, more user-friendly styles of Vouvray, while maintaining the tradition of laying down great botrytis sweet wines in the best years. Fred is an amusing and original wine marketer, as well as a patron of the fine art of tufa cellar sculpture…as a visit to his wonderful 15 century cellars will testify.
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