Top Bellet estate bought by property firm

28th March, 2012 by db_staff

In one of the most spectacular transactions to have taken place within the Bellet appellation, the 13 hectares of vineyards of the region’s oldest and most renowned domaine, Château de Bellet, have been sold, writes Elizabeth Gabay MW.

Chåteau de Bellet, has been owned the family of Ghislaine de Charnacé since the Renaissance, and is a producer of some of the best wines from Bellet, a small AOC in southeastern Provence, near Nice.

The new owner is La Francaise Real Estate Manager (REM), which already owns some 30 domaines in Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire and the Rhône.

According to Patrick Ribouton, director responsible for vineyard investments, Chateau de Bellet fitted the profile of the high quality vineyards they are adding to their portfolio.

Among their other domains are fifth….

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