Chinese wine drinkers are interested not only in luxury wines from the great chateaux of Bordeaux or from the top producers in Burgundy. Chinese BHC International Wine Assets imports every year 2 million bottles to China. 50% comes from the Languedoc. Here they find reasonably priced wines.
When the company recently wanted to invest in a wine estate in France the choice fell on the Languedoc. A few weeks ago BHC became the owner of Chateau de la Bastide, a property with 56 hectares of vineyards in the Corbières appellation.
BHC has big plans for the Château de la Bastide. Perhaps the wine activity will soon be complemented with both hotel and restaurant. So far most Chinese wine investments have been made in Bordeaux. The Chinese now own 100 chateaux in Bordeaux which means 1.25% of the Bordeaux area. Read more vitisphere.com
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