Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc. Announces New Partnership with Podernuovo a Palazzone, a Tuscan Estate from Paolo & Giovanni Bulgari

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc. (MMD) (http://www.mmdusa.net) is proud to announce a new partnership with Podernuovo a Palazzone (www.podernuovoapalazzone.it), Paolo and Giovanni Bulgari's wine estate in Tuscany. Effective immediately, MMD will represent Podernuovo a Palazzone wines throughout the United States including Therra, the core wine of Podernuovo a Palazzone evoking the true flavors of the Tuscan soils and Sotirio, the estate's top cuvee and named after the founder of the Bulgari brand.

"I am delighted about our partnership with MMD and the Rouzaud family [owners of both Champagne Louis Roederer and MMD]," says Giovanni Bulgari. "We both bring a strong commitment to excellence and an appreciation for quality and beauty while sharing the philosophy that excellence starts in the vineyard and with the terroir. Podernuovo a Palazzone is looking forward to a bright future with our partners at MMD."

The Podernuovo estate was purchased in 2004 by Paolo and Giovanni Bulgari, father and son who have dedicated their lives to beauty and excellence in their well-known family jewelry business. The vineyards, which had been abandoned many years before the acquisition, posed a new challenge to the family. Their goal was to bring new life to this amazing estate and to produce elegant and harmonious wines capturing the essence, splendor and harmony of Tuscany.

Gregory Balogh, President of Maisons Marques & Domaines states, "Italy is the home of many prestigious estates, especially from Tuscany. Podernuovo a Palazzone produces outstanding wines and is a natural complement to the rest of our portfolio of champagne and fine wines. We are honored and delighted to welcome Podernuovo a Palazzone to the MMD family."

ABOUT MAISONS MARQUES & DOMAINES
Maisons, Marques & Domaines USA Inc. (MMD) is headquartered in Oakland, California with an office in New York. Founded in 1987 as the marketing company for Champagne Louis Roederer, (Reims, France) and Roederer Estate (Philo, CA), today the company has grown into a well-respected niche-marketer and importer of family-owned, prestigious wine producers. Wineries represented by MMD USA include the House of Louis Roederer (Roederer Estate, Scharffenberger Cellars, Ramos-Pinto, Delas Freres, Domaines Ott, and the Bordeaux properties of Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Chateau de Pez, and Chateau Haut-Beausejour). The full portfolio also includes properties from France, Portugal, Italy, Spain, South Africa and California such as a selection of the Chateaux from Establishments Jean-Pierre Moueix, the wines of Dominus Estate, Baron de Ladoucette, Domaines Schlumberger, Agricola Querciabella, Pio Cesare, Marques de Murrieta, Meerlust and Distell.

ABOUT PODERNUOVO A PALAZZONE
Podernuovo a Palazzone, a company created by Paolo and Giovanni Bulgari, is located in Tuscany close to San Casciano dei Bagni, a thermal place that dates back to medieval times at the border to Lazio and Umbria. Developed with respect for the terroir of Tuscany, the goal of Podernuovo a Palazzone is to not only produce beautiful wines but also healthy products helping to preserve the culture and landscape of the region. The estate expands over 20 hectares and includes Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines. It also incorporates geothermal energy, a photovoltaic system and non-invasive architecture exemplifying the Bulgari family's quest for excellence and love for beauty and nature.

CONTACT:

Xavier Barlier

Francesca Zanoni

Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc.

Podernuovo a Palazzone

510.587.2009

011.39.335 5329759

xbarlier@mmdusa.net

f.zanoni@podernuovoapalazzone.it

SOURCE Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc.



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