Hailing from a long line of Burgundian winegrowers and brokers going back five generations, Laurent Delaunay received his diploma in oenology from the University of Dijon in Burgundy, where he met his wife Catherine, who is also an oenologist.

 

After an initial experience in California, they began their careers working for Laurent’s father who ran a wine trading company. After the family business was sold to the Boisset group in 1995, Laurent and Catherine decided to create their own company, Badet Clément & Co, using the name of an old wine house that Laurent’s grandfather had purchased in 1932.

 

At the time, Burgundy offered few possibilities for development to passionate young oenologists, so Laurent and Catherine turned towards the Languedoc region, which was considered to be the ‘New Frontier’ for many French winemakers and oenologists. They were among the first to be convinced the Languedoc would be the next big viticultural region to emerge and that it was possible to adapt successful ‘New World’ vinification methods and marketing techniques, especially for the production of varietal wines.

 

Over the course of several years they combed the major and minor country roads of this immense viticultural region in search of top-notch vineyards. Though they had little financial means, they met with the growers who owned those exceptional plots and explained their plan to them, convincing them to sell them a portion of their grapes or to lend them a vat or two to vinify the grapes on site. Thanks to Laurent and Catherine’s strength of conviction, many of them accepted. And so, the Les Jamelles brand came into being.

 

Twenty years later, Badet Clément & Co. primarily deals with wines from three of France’s major wine producing regions: Languedoc-Roussillon, Burgundy and the Rhone Valley.

 

The company selects the finest terroirs and supervises the vinification and ageing processes under the watchful eyes of its team of six winemakers. This is made possible by the company’s winery located in southern France’s Minervois region, with a capacity of vinifying 265,000 gallons and storing 800 barrels. Bottling (over 13 million bottles) is taken care of by a partner with ISO 9001 / 2000, IFS, BRC, HACCP, Ecocert & NOP certification.

 

The company is also in charge of quality control (on-site laboratory), graphic design (on-site studio), marketing and distribution in over 45 countries.

 

Visit the Badet Clément website.

For the Trade

 

Fleuraison

Blanc de Blancs NV

Rosé de Rosé NV

 

Oraison

Côtes du Rhône 2014

Chateauneuf de Pape 2012

 

Les Jamelles

Sparkling wine

Brut NV

 

White wines

Chardonnay 2013

Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Viognier 2014

 

Rosé Wine

Clair de Rosé

 

Red wines

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Grenache 2012

Malbec 2013

Merlot 2012

Pinot Noir 2013

Syrah 2014

 

Sales Kit, Shelf Talkers and Accolades

 

Sales kit

 

Oraison Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2006 90 points Wine Spectator

Chardonnay 2013 talker

Sauvignon Blanc 2014 talker

Caberbet Sauvignon 2013 talker

Malbec 2013 talker

Merlot 2012 talker

Pinot Noir 2013 talker

Clair de Rosé

 

Pierre Qui Roule

White wines

Chardonnay 2014

Sauvignon Blanc 2014

 

Rosé Wine

Grenache 2015

 

Red wines

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Merlot 2014

Pinot Noir 2013

 

Sales Kit, Shelf Talkers and Accolades

 

Sales kit

 

 

 

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