Veuve Clicquot name Didier Mariotti as new Cellar Master

Last month, Dominique Demarville revealed that he will soon be leaving Veuve Clicquot to join Laurent-Pierrier. Veuve Clicquot have now announced that Demarville’s successor will be Didier Mariotti.

Mariotti began winemaking at Nicholas Feuillatte, the oldest union of champagne producers. He then moved to G.H. Mumm as deputy chief winemaker, before taking over full control in 2009.

Veuve Clicquot have reported that Mariotti will join the team on 26th August, where he will work alongside Demarville throughout the harvest. The transition period will last until the end of 2019, with Mariotti officially becoming chef de cave on 1st January 2020.

President and CEO of Veuve Clicquot, Jean-Marc Gallot, said: “I would like to thank most sincerely Dominique Demarville for his great contribution in the past 13 years to the unanimously recognised quality of our wines as well as the maison’s influence across the world”.

Didier Mariotti will take over in January 2020