CLOS BEL AIR
PARTICIPATE IN THE REVIVAL OF A WINE ESTATE IN POMEROL
Pomerol is located on the right bank of Bordeaux, bordering Saint-Émilion to the east and Libourne to the south and west. The appellation covers some 800 hectares, planted on the plateau descending in successive terraces to the Isle valley, at the confluence of the Dordogne. It is one of the smallest production areas in Bordeaux, occupying less than 1% of the vineyard, but also one of the most renowned.
In the heart of Pomerol, Clos Bel Air began its history in the 12th century. The parcel of just over 2 hectares was owned by a foreign group for several years before reverting to French ownership in the summer of 2022. Since then, Clos Bel Air has returned to tradition, while innovating to preserve its terroir.
On the western edge of the Pomerol plateau, Clos Bel Air's vines face south/south-east, on gravel, clay and sand soils and a subsoil rich in iron oxides. The estate cultivates its vines in a sustainable manner, using no weedkillers to encourage biodiversity. The soil is ploughed regularly and enriched with green manure.
Clos Bel Air is a fruity, charming wine, reflecting the high proportion of Merlot grapes from old vines, complemented by hints of Cabernet Franc that give the blend freshness and structure. This Pomerol, produced in limited quantities, is well-balanced and suitable for long ageing.
2022, THE YEAR CLOS BEL AIR TAKES OVER
In August 2022, after several years without precise monitoring, Clos Bel Air found a new lease of life in the hands of Pierre-Yves Rigaux and Denis Chazarain. The vines, then buried under tall grass, are cleared. The sound of pruning shears resounds between the rows, just in time for the harvest. At the end of 2022, while passionate hands are busy renovating and shaping this terroir as it was in the past, David Caillaud joins the adventure as Operations Manager.
From Paris to Singapore, via Bahrain, Pierre-Yves Rigaux is a recognized expert in the world of investment and finance. Since 2022, he has owned 4 wine estates in the Bordeaux region.
Renowned for his expertise in management and business development, Denis Chazarain, a wine enthusiast, took over the management of Château Clos Bel Air in 2022.
Bordeaux winemaker, David Caillaud, pays particular attention to respecting the vine, man and the environment, to bring Château Clos Bel Air back to life.
2023, STRONG ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENTS
Clos Bel Air is fully committed to environmental farming and soil health.
HVE level 3 certification
The wine estate will guarantee to maintain the level 3 High Environmental Value certification, with new audits in 2025 and 2028. These will be carried out by a certification organization approved by the French Ministry of Agriculture.
The Soil Regeneration Index
The estate is also committed to measuring the Regeneration Index developed by the scientific committee of "Pour une Agriculture du Vivant". This index is formalized by a score out of 100 points based on the principles of Tillage Intensity and Carbon & Nitrogen Cycles.
This Pomerol estate is resolutely looking to the future through its commitment. And to ensure its future success, the owner is looking for winelovers wwilling to invest in these renowned appellations and who share strong environmental values.
An ambitious restructuring plan
The purpose of this bond issue is to restructure Clos Bel Air along 3 main lines:
Plantation of new vines with Merlot
Sustainable renovation of estate accommodation
Thermal insulation of the wine storehouse
HOW TO INVEST AND TAKE PART IN THE PROJECT?
It is possible to invest as an individual or as a legal entity via a company.
Subscription online or via your investment advisor
- You can subscribe online via WineFunding.com.
- We have set up agreements with French independent financial advisors. We can arrange the equivalent with financial advisors in your country.
- Total amount to be raised: €2,483,000
- Investment model: non-convertible bonds with coupon paid annually
- Term: 8 years, with the option of exiting after 4 years at the discretion of the investor or the issuer.
- Security: first-ranking mortgage on land belonging to the estate, guaranteeing 125% of the total amount of the bond issue.
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