Badet Clement was founded 20 years ago

Badet Clement was founded 20 years ago

Badet Clément has announced its purchase of Domaine de la Métairie d’Alon in France's Languedoc region.

The company, formed in 1995 by Burgundian wine makers Catherine and Laurent Delaunay, said earlier today that the transaction “confirms our ambitions in the Languedoc”. Badet Clément bought the winery from Jean-Louis Denois for an undisclosed sum.

Located in the Aude valley in the communes of Magrie and Limoux, Domaine de la Métairie d’Alon comprises 25 hectares of vineyards made up of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir grapes.

“We’ve been looking for a vineyard to buy for years which was able to produce top quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay,” said Laurent Delaunay. “In Domaine de la Métairie d’Alon we believe we’ve finally found the exceptional terroirs that we’ve been searching for.”

Métairie d’Alon's wines will be integrated into Badet Clément's Abbotts & Delaunay portfolio.

Earlier this year, Badet Clément bought the former Monze cave cooperative in the Aude department to instal a vinification and ageing facility. From this year's harvest, the grapes from Métairie d’Alon will be vinified in the Monze cellar.