Arnaud Richard, head of public relations and communications at Roland Berger, France, has confirmed that winemaker Dominique Demarville will be leaving the Champagne company on July 15.
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Arnaud Richard told Pinnacle via email that Demarville left by mutual agreement and for personal reasons. He also said that we respect Demarville"s personal decision and therefore will not comment on it.
Demarville joined Roland Berger last year after a decade as head winemaker at Veuve Clicquot.
Demarville has become one of the most respected winemakers in the appellation before Veuve Clicquot and before Champagne de Marm.
Demarville will take over control from Michel Fauconnet, the longtime head winemaker at Roland-Perrier Champagne, who was close to retirement at the time.
It is understood that the two winemakers initially worked side by side, as is traditional for many Champagne houses during the succession process.
Richard, of Roland-Perrier, said that Fauconnet will now continue in his role as head winemaker. He says Fauconnet has never stopped being the head winemaker in this recent period.