French spirits group Rémy Cointreau has announced the acquisiton of a significant stake in champagne producer, Champagne J de Telmont.  

Financial details of the deal remain undisclosed.

As part of the deal, Rémy Cointreau will acquire Champagne J de Telmont’s brands, inventory, production facilities and property assets on its estate, as well as vineyards in the Champagne region.   

Rémy Cointreau CEO Éric Vallat said: “I am delighted to announce that the Rémy Cointreau Group has today finalised the acquisition of Champagne J de Telmont.  

“This century-old artisan House is joining our portfolio of prestigious brands. It is in perfect harmony with our motto: ‘Terroir, People and Time’.  

All the teams are excited to start working on stepping up organic agriculture and preserving the brand’s approach as a Master Craftsman Champagne.”  

Bertrand Lhopital, a fourth-generation member of J de Telmont’s founding family, noted that he will continue its association with the company.  

Vallat welcomed Bertrand Lhopital and the whole Telmont team within the Rémy Cointreau Group.  

Former LOUIS XIII global executive director Ludovic du Plessis will chair and manage The House.  

Ludovic du Plessis said: “Our ambition is to develop the J. de Telmont brand, particularly outside France while protecting its master craftsmanship in champagne and stepping up the focus on organic / biodynamic agriculture at a time when only 3% of champagne vineyards are certified for organic production.”  

Last May, Rémy Cointreau initiated exclusive negotiations with the Brillet family to acquire Maison de Cognac JR Brillet.  

The deal involves part of the Brillet family’s vineyard estate, but other details of items involved in the negotiations have not been disclosed.