France’s AXA Millésimes Buys Sonoma Coast’s Platt Vineyard

Plus, new owners for Bordeaux’s Château Climens and remembering Lucio Tasca d’Almerita, champion of Sicilian wines

France’s AXA Millésimes Buys Sonoma Coast’s Platt Vineyard
AXA's team likes the wines being made at Platt Vineyard, which occupies a prime spot in the Sonoma Coast appellation and is renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
From the Oct 31, 2022, issue

AXA Millésimes, a subsidiary of the French insurance company AXA, has purchased Sonoma’s Platt Vineyard, famous for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, from Russian River Partners, a vineyard investment fund managed by Eric Flanagan of Flanagan Wines in Healdsburg.

Plus, Château Climens, one of the top wineries in Bordeaux's Sauternes region, is changing hands, and Lucio Tasca d'Almerita, a leader of Sicily's wine renaissance, has died. Read about the latest developments in the wine world in Wine Spectator’s news roundup. 

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