29 Nov '12, 8pm

Chinese tycoon buys top Bordeaux wine estate

A Chinese industrialist has completed the landmark purchase of Chateau Bellefont-Belcier, a leading estate in France’s prestigious Saint Emilion wine-making area. The property is the first of its rank — Grand Cru Classe (classified growth) — to be acquired in what has been a wave of Chinese investment in the Bordeaux region. The new owner is a 45-year-old industrialist with assets in the iron sector who has already diversified into the wine importing business. He met the chateau’s employees on Friday and has since returned to China. Chinese investors have acquired around 30 lower-ranked properties in Bordeaux (the larger region that includes Saint Emilion) in the last two years and this year has seen China become the region’s biggest export market in terms of volume. So far, Chinese investment has not been controversial in a region with a long tradition of foreign ownershi...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/wines-spirits/chinese-tycoon-chateau...

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