Born to fifth generation vignerons in the famed village of Meursault,
Burgundy, Rougeot’s story is somewhat of a wine fairy tale.
Witnessing the beauty and challenge of winemaking firsthand, Alexandre fell
in love with wine and developed a steadfast determination to continue and
diversify the family tradition.
His family Domaine, Domaine Rougeot, under the guidance of his father Marc, consistently produces outstanding wines with vineyards on renowned appellations including Meursault-Charmes, Pommard, Volnay-Santenots and Saint-Romain.
Alexandre compliments his winemaking experience and deep passion for wine, with a Masters in Wine Marketing and Management (Bordeaux International Wine Institute), diverse experiences in management sales roles, and as a sommelier in France, the United States, China and Australia.
In 2011, Alexandre became a Sales Supervisor for Altavis Fine Wine Importers in Shanghai. Starting with no clients, he grew his portfolio to include The Hilton Group, the Royal Meridien, Park Hyatt and the Ritz Carlton.
He then moved to Melbourne in 2012 and became a Key Account Manager for Craggy Range Australia, developing relationships with Melbourne’s most exclusive restaurants and bars.
Alexandre was struck by the vibrance of Melbourne’s wine scene. He began to imagine a new platform for sharing his passion, his unique knowledge and the finest wines.
Clos Cachet was born here in Melbourne and embodies Alexandre’s characteristic charisma and eye for quality. He is thrilled to be able to share the finest French wines, via his enviable professional network, direct to consumers.
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