Edouard Delaunay revived

Ch de Charmont. Delaunay family property in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits

New life breathed into an old name in Burgundy.

No one could accuse Laurent Delaunay of underinvesting in his relaunch of the Burgundy négociant business founded in 1893 by his great-great-grandfather (second from the right, top row below). As explained towards the end of Bibulous dinners described, in 2017 fifth-generation wine producer Laurent bought back the business from much bigger négociant Boisset, who had owned it since 1992.

Delaunay family in Burgundy late C19

Laurent and his wife Catherine, both graduates of Dijon wine school, joined his father in the family business in 1989 and continued for a while when it was sold to Boisset...