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Jean-Claude Berrouet

Merlot Consultant

Jean-Claude is considered one the foremost proponents of classicist winemaking and the top Merlot winemaker in modern history. He was named esteemed winemaker and technical director for Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1964 by a then-unknown Libourne négociant, Jean-Pierre Moueix, overseeing 44 vintages of the world’s most revered Merlot, Château Pétrus.

Jean-Claude Berrouet

Jean-Claude describes his intent behind his winemaking role at Twomey as an unique opportunity. “Wine is a product that tells the story of its land,” he says. “Merlot in California has a different expression than Pomerol, Italy or Switzerland—it’s own characteristics. That is what I want to respect.”