Russian Tycoon Buys Prieuré Saint-Jean de Bébian

Le Prieuré Saint-Jean de Bébian, a well-regarded wine property from the French AOC Coteaux du Languedoc (Languedoc Roussillon), was sold to the Swiss company Sinara Capital Management S.A., controlled by the Russian tycoon Dmitriy Pumpyanskiy. He owns two-thirds of the shares of the Russian oil and gasgigant TMK. Owners and former Revue du Vin de France editors Chantal Lecouty and Jean-Claude Lebrun, searched five years for a buyer. They bought the domain in 1994 and made wines that received high praise in the international wine press.