During the 98th China National Sugar and Alcoholic Commodities Fair held in Chengdu last March 21st, JM CAZES SELECTION (Cazes wine merchant company), and Torres announced their new partnership for the following wines:
Famille JM Cazes (Pauillac & Saint-Estèphe), Domaine de L’Ostal (Minervois La Liviniere), Domaine des Sénéchaux (Châteauneuf du Pape), Château Villa Bel-Air (Graves) for exclusive distribution in Mainland China.
Château Lynch-Bages, Château Ormes de Pez and Château Haut-Batailley will be offered by Torres on a non-exclusive basis considering the open market distribution of these wines.
Effective April 1st 2018.
Under the new mark “FAMILLE J-M CAZES”, TORRES CHINA will introduce to the finest establishments the range of wines from the Domaines and Chateaux owned by the Cazes family in Bordeaux, Languedoc and Rhone regions.
With this addition on its portfolio, TORRES CHINA is keeping the commitment in bringing some of the most outstanding wines from family producers in the most renowned international wine appellations in the world.
“Today, for the particular Chinese market, we have decided to team up with the Torres family who's been playing a major role in the fine wine production and distribution in China. We have always worked with the best people and enjoyed companies that share the same family values."
—— Jean-Charles Cazes
Family Member and CEO of Famille J-M Cazes
Left: Damien Shee, Torres China General Manager
Mid: Mr. Jean-Baptiste Cheylac, Famille J-M Cazes Manager Director
Right: Alberto Fernandez, Torres China Managing Partner
FAMILLE J-M CAZES
It is in the Médoc that the Cazes family's roots lie: Chateau Lynch-Bages (Pauillac) and Chateau Ormes de Pez (Saint Estephe) were the first estates acquired by Jean-Charles Cazes in the late 1930s. Today the Cazes family group encompasses a collection of reputed wine estates such as Chateau Lynch-Bages and Chateau Ormes de Pez, but also, Chateau Haut-Batailley (Pauillac), and in Southern France, Domaine de L'Ostal (Minervois) and Domaine des Sénéchaux (Chateauneuf du Pape).
The ambition of the Cazes family is to create exceptional wines that respect the terroir, the character of the local grape varieties and the soils they are made from. An idea that is at the cornerstone of French tradition is that great wineis inseparable from great food. At Chateau Cordeillan-Bages, and Café Lavinal in the village of Bages, the best of French gastronomy can be enjoyed, while exclusive experiences related to the art and science of winemaking are offered at the members of VINIV who have the opportunity to design and bottle their own barrel of wine。
Chateau Lynch-Bages is a fifth growth in the Bordeaux Classification of 1855 that has been considered since the post World War II period to be, very superior to its classification. Situated on the outskirts of Pauillac, overlooking the Gironde estuary, its 100 hectares of vines are planted on deep gravel soils.
Originally the property of the Lynch family, of Irish origin, it became in 1933, the property of the Cazes family. The great quality of Château Lynch-Bages is its extraordinary homogeneity. A forceful wine of great breed and bouquet, it gains in focus after vintage, combining distinctiveness with the hedonistic style which is its trademark. Made mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon, it combines structure and finesse, elegance and longevity, and is also distinctively opulent.
CHATEAU ORMES DE PEZ
The presence of great hundred-year old elms gave their name to this property, which has roots dating back to the mid-18th century. It has been with the Cazes family since the eve of the Second World War. Situated in the hamlet of Pez, to the west of the village of Saint-Estephe.
In 2017 the Cazes family, bought Château Haut-Batailley, an 1855 Grand Cru Classé in Pauillac owned previously by the Des Brest Borie family. Both families have had strong roots in the Pauillac and Médoc landscape for generations.
CHATEAU VILLA BEL-AIR
Located in the central part of the Graves appellation, Château Villa Bel-Air is perched at the top of a gently sloping, gravelly hillside with an ideal microclimate for vine growing. The Cazes technical team has been managing the property since 1989 and today has the exclusive distribution of Château Villa Bel Air's wines worldwide.
DOMAINE DE L’OSTAL
The Domaine de l'Ostal is situated in one of the finest terroirs of the Languedoc region and produces wines that infer the rich, powerful and noble terroirs of the local region.
DOMAINE DES SENECHAUX
Acquired in 2006, Domaine des Sénéchaux lies in the heart of the mythical land of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It boasts one of the oldest vineyard in the appellation, as the presence of vines on the estate has been documented since the fourteenth century. The property owes its name to the domaine's key vineyards in the Bois Sénéchaux area.