Denis was born at Latour, which means he not only learned to walk in between barrels and bike in between the vines but also learned winemaking and vineyard management early on with his father, Jean-Noel Malbec, who worked at Château Latour from 1947 to 1994 and his grandfather, Camille Malbec, who worked in the vineyard from the 1920’s until the late1970’s.
Denis initially studied viticulture and enology in Bordeaux and later in Reims, Champagne. He completed his studies with a “Tour de France” of the vineyards with work at Château Haut-Brion, Château Lagrange, the Pugnac Cooperative in Côte de Bourg, Léon Viollant, owner and wine merchant in Côte de Beaune, Duval Leroy, in the Côte des Blancs in Champagne and at Calvet, negociant in Bordeaux.
Denis started at Château Latour as one of the cellar workers in 1993 and took the position as Enologist and Winemaker at Château Latour in1994 until 1999.
In 2000, he and his wife May-Britt decided to leave the property and start their own wine consulting company so they could express their knowledge and philosophy of wine in a personal and also more diversified way. Denis was attracted to the Kapcsandy Family because of the dedication and passion they demonstrated towards crafting a world class wine. When Denis is not making wine, he enjoys gardening, gastronomy, wine tasting, music and traveling.