Château le Petit Verdus
Ali Al-Tahry - Egyptian
US Telecoms entrepreneur from New York
An historic 19th Century Bordeaux estate presented in excellent condition over 730m2 of living space, with swimming pool, tennis court, golf driving range, a lake and horse paddocks. Château le Petit Verdus represents a small (4.5ha of vines) high quality hobby vineyard estate. It was purchased by an east coast US telecoms businessman with a passion for wine and Bordeaux. Vineyards-Bordeaux sourced the buyer, brokered the agreement, drafted and agreed the LOI, assembled and appointed the transaction professional team including agricultural, legal and accounting advisors, managed the due diligence and then the transaction including a complex staged acquisition process. Post-sale Vineyards-Bordeaux set up a management structure for the new owner including, vine planting, farming and winemaking.
In a few years I am sure we will look back on 2011 and consider it a great time to have made a Bordeaux vineyard investment. Its excellent condition and proximity to Bordeaux make this one of the finest estates on the right bank. With its history combined with the new owners enthusiasm we are looking forward to seeing the wines that are forthcoming from the newly planted parcels.