Domaine du Clos du Palay

Chinese investor & Clovis Wines
Route de Roaix, Quartier les Crozes 84110 Seguret
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Direct sale: Yes
Web: During construction March 2017

Palay  Clovis

The property covers 22 hectares of which 17 are located in Seguret and 5 ha in IGP-area.
The domain was previously called Domaine des Pialons and was until summer 2015 owned by Eric Verdeau who had tried to sell the property
for some years.
ew owners since the summer of 2015 are a Chinese investor in a joint venture with Clovis Wines, a French negociant firm specializing in sale of wines from southern France to the East Asian market.
The owner of Clovis Wines Pierre Alain Morel is the directeur général for Clos du Palay. Before he in 2012 created Clovis Wines he was the director of the cooperative in Orsan for several years. The oenologist Philippe Cambie has the main responsibility for winemaking

Cotes du Rhone Village Seguret is sold with the name Domaine du Clos du Palay when Cotes du Rhone and IGP-wines are markedet by the name Fleur du Palay.
Conversion in to agriculture biologique started in 2015


Cotes du Rhone Village Seguret
2015: 65% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre.
A part is aged in pièces.

Cotes du Rhone Village Seguret Cuvée (No name yet)
2015: Aged new pièces for 24 months.

Cotes du Rhone
2015: 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache.

Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes
2015: 45% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 25% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé
2015: 10% Grenache

Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2015: 80% Clairette and 20% Bourboulenc

IGP Vaucluse
2015: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.

IGP Vaucluse
2015: 100% Merlot. Aged new pièces for 18 months.

IGP Vaucluse Rosé
2015: 100% Grenache


Key persons behind the joint venture project behind Clos du Palay

Pierre Alain Morel
Clovis Wines

Philippe Cambie

Grégory Chantereau
Clovis Wines

When investments in vineyards and cellar meet the wisches for making top wines it will be time for restoring the mainbuilding and establish chambres des Hôtes and a restaurant  "L'objectif est de créer un site oeno-touristique haut de gamme, avec la réhabilitation des bâtiments existant en une douzaine de chambres d'hôte dont deux suites et un restaurant haut de gamme" (Jean-Pierre Morel)

The team på Clos du Palay: From the left Lionel Siboldi, Grégory Chantereau (who has lived in China for a decade but has
returned to France and is responsible for export to Asia and Europe), Caroline Delmas (who works - like Philippe Cambie - as an oenolog cunsultant at ICV 
Beaumes de Venise and is consultant at Clos du Palay), Philippe Cambie and Pierre Alain Morel (co-owner of Clos du Palay and the founder of Clovis Wines)

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Updated 08-03-2017