Laurent Delaunay is a passionate winemaker who has become a recognized specialist in Languedoc wines through his wine-merchant business, Badet Clément & Cie, which he founded in 1995. He represents the fifth generation of a Burgundian family of producers and negociants.
Convinced by the tremendous potential of the Languedoc’s terroirs, he acquired Abbotts, a winery created in 1996 in Marseillette, near Carcassonne in south-western France, by the young and talented Australian winemaker, Nerida Abbott. Won over by the region and the diversity of its terroirs, and driven by great diligence and perfectionism, she relentlessly worked to produce the finest wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon’s appellations.
Quest for perfection, inspiration and thoroughness are the key terms to describe the spirit shared by these two demanding and passionate winemakers. In the interest of perpetuating this philosophy, we decided to name our recent and entirely updated collection after both of them : Abbotts & Delaunay.
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