Introducing Clos Bateau

Sylvie de Visser and Thierry Klok’s winemaking journey began in October 2019. They packed up their restaurant and home in Amsterdam and moved their young family to a newly acquired nature-friendly domaine in Latignié, Beaujolais. They discovered 8ha of land, 5.5ha of which is occupied by old-vine Gamay and a small amount of young Chardonnay. On their arrival, they planted the remainder with over one hundred fruit and nut trees to create a diverse ecosystem for the vines.

Without any formal winemaking training, Sylvie and Thierry have one essential mindset which makes their project possible, working with nature and not against it. With this ethos, they managed to pull together a remarkable first vintage of nine wines against all odds and hardship faced in the challenging 2020 vintage. All nine cuvées are unique expressions of the terroir with a strong identity.

We have just received the much anticipated first release from the domaine, two expressions of Gamay, their VDF JOUJOU and limited quantities of their pensive single parcel Côte de Brouilly “LE PAVÉ”. Join Clos Bateau on their journey by purchasing their foundational vintage available now for the first time in the UK.  

For more details and information, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We have a small number of each available on our online bottle shop via the link below.