Badet Clement to relaunch Edouard Delaunay wines
Badet Clement plans to relaunch the Burgundian Grande Maison, Edouard Delaunay, at Wine Paris.
Laurent Delaunay, president of Badet Clement, bought his great grandfather’s business, Edouard Delaunay, from Boisset in 2017. He invested 1.5million Euros to return it to its former glory and he has now announced plans to relaunch it at the Wine Paris show on February 11, 2019.
The relaunch will include a presentation of the new Edouard Delaunay collection on Badet Clement’s stand (G064) followed by an exclusive dinner for prestige clients at Ducasse sur Seine by French culinary legend, Alain Ducasse.
Edouard Delaunay was created in 1893 and it is considered to be one of the major players in the development of the Burgundian wine region. The business was sold in 1992 to Boisset, due to the business of its then director, Jean-Marie Delaunay.
The extensive refurbishment of the historic cellars and winery at Chateau de Charmont in the Hautes-Cotes de Nuits to one year and will enable Badet Clement, specialists in branded wines from Burgundy, the Languedoc, Provence and the Rhone, to vinify and age their wines with precision under the expertise of winemaker Christophe Briotet.
Laurent Delaunay said: “My grandfather used to say that the House of Edouard Delaunay was ‘the smallest of the great Houses’. My ambition has been to return it to its former glory and make Edouard Delaunay a leading Burgundian wine house once more, focused on excellence and high-end wines mainly from the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune.”
“Thanks to many top estates that we are already working with via our company, DVP, which distributes Burgundian domaines, we already have grapes in prestigious appellations like Corton-Charlemagne, Charmes-Chambertin and Clos-Vougeot. From our second vintage, we will have some rare wines such as Montrachet and a Griotte-Chambertin.
He continued: “We also have contemporary, accessible wines like those from the young appellation, Bourgogne Côte d’Or”. Edouard Delaunay currently buys in grapes and will consider buying vineyards in the future if good opportunities arise.
“We want to create a direct relationship with consumers who are interested in Burgundy wines and give them a real introduction into the region; its culture, philosophy, vineyards, art de vivre…the things which inspire wine enthusiasts, but which often remain out of reach because of the Burgundy’s exclusivity.”