Domaine Les Clefs d'Or, one of the main wineries in the Rhone Valley, has recently acquired a winery in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Les Clefs d'Or.
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Château Guigaraise acquired the historic Château Naris in the prestigious AOC appellation in 2017. This 50-hectare winery is located in the most sought-after region, but prior to its acquisition by Château Gigale Série, the quality of its wine production was not highly valued due to years of mismanagement.
Philippe Guigal said at the time that there were a lot of things he hated in this winery and that a lot of work needed to be done to bring it up to the standard he wanted.
It is clear that the family has achieved a lot in the last three years, having added another 35 hectares to its estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape through the acquisition of Domaine Les Clefs d"Or.
According to the Wine Spectator, Château Guigaraise is looking for more vines at La Crau, a site he particularly likes, where more than half of Domaine Les Clefs d'Or is located, next to vines that already belong to Château Naris.
In addition, one Grenache parcel is said to be very old, first planted in 1896.
Grapes from Domaine Les Clefs d 'Or will be integrated into the production of Château Naris wines from this vintage onwards.