DENIS MALBEC was born at Château Latour, the renowned Bordeaux First Growth house in Pauillac, France. He took his first steps in the cellar and later learned to ride a bike by weaving among the vineyard rows. In 1993, Denis followed in his father's footsteps, starting as a cellar worker at Château Latour and eventually becoming Enologist and Cellar Master. He crafted vintages from 1994 to 1999. Denis is the third generation of his family to have worked at Château Latour.

May-Britt has received numerous distinctions as a sommelier, including the Prince Henri-Melchior de Polignac Award in 1992, with Serena Sutcliffe Sotheby's Master of Wine as president of the jury, designating May-Britt the best sommelier in the Nordic countries. As a result, she soon began serving on important judging panels, such as Le Mondial for the best sommelier in the world and Trophée Ruinart for the best European sommelier. May-Britt moved to Bordeaux in 1995 to oversee public relations at Château Latour.

Top: Jean-Noël Malbec, Denis' father with the vintage 1990.
Left: Denis' grandfather plowing the field at Château Latour in 1955.
Right: May-Britt & Prince Guy de Polignac 1992