Roland Thévenin

Burgundy, France

Producer Profile:

Poet, writer, politician, winemaker, and bon vivant, Roland Thévenin was one of the most prominent Burgundians of the Twentieth Century. During a life that spanned nearly the entirety (1905-1990) of the century, he led one of the first great Merchant Houses (“Maisons”) to produce and market Burgundy for emerging worldwide markets.
In spite of his unreconstructed Bonapartist politics, the convivial and popular Thévenin was elected mayor of Saint Romain for 35 years, and he is reputed to have been the life of nearly every party during that time. He was a founding member of the celebrated Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.
The legacy of Roland Thévenin is carried on today by the company that still bears his name and honors his vision. Veritas Imports carefully selects distinctive wines for the U.S. market that are true to their terroir. In the tradition of Roland Thévenin, special effort is made on behalf of lesser-known appellations that can be more accessible to the consumer. These wines come almost exclusively from grapes that are organically or biodynamically grown. The winemaking team is headed by Gregory Patriat.
● France
● Burgundy
● Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits
● Gregory Patriat
● 1924
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● Lutte raisonée; organic
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