Provenance is key with regards to fine wine. The condition of wine plays a pivotal role in maintaining the value of your wine as much as your ultimate enjoyment of the wine. It is important to have your wines transported and stored in the correct conditions to maintain their provenance guarantee. We pay particular attention to every detail at every step to allow you peace of mind.
Le Clos fine wine storage
We have secured space for our customers’ reserves at Vinothèque, one of the UK’s top fine wine storage facilities, perfect for the storage of your wine collection, whether you want to drink or sell your wines. The 19th century building was originally designed as a maltings for a brewery. It was ideal for conversion to a state-of-the-art fine wine storage facility since the requirements are similar for both purposes – to minimize heat and light fluctuations. Today the metre-thick wall insulation is supported by the most advanced climate-controlled equipment to ensure the perfect cellaring conditions for your wines, maintaining constant humidity and temperature at 13˚C (+/- 1˚C), thereby maximizing the life for your wines.
Vinothèque is a facility protected with a high perimeter fence, CCTV cameras and secured around the clock by guards. It is a world class facility perfect for your wine storage.
Each wine entry at Vinothèque comes with its own unique rotation number to ensure your wines are not mixed up with others. These numbers will be shared with you once the wines have arrived in bond (landed).
Photography and condition reports are both possible, detailing individual bottles within cases if required and identified within the rotation numbers.
Le Clos storage charges
Le Clos’ competitive storage rates, guaranteed to the end of 2022, are as follows:
£10.95 per 9 litre case per annum
£5.95 per 4.5 litre case or part thereof per annum
Storage charges are calculated monthly per case of wine and billed in arrears every 6 months.
Example: 3 cases of 6x75CL bottles stored for a period of 3 months will be charged at £4.46.
There is no minimum charge with Le Clos. Storage charges are inclusive of insurance at replacement value and inclusive of any taxes.
Introductory storage offer – as a valued customer of Le Clos we will extend a credit to the value of 50% of your annual storage charge for the first 2 years, redeemable against purchases from any of our En Primeur and In-Bond offers. By effectively halving your storage bill you will have more to spend on wines with us.
Our new MyWines by Le Clos website (firstname.lastname@example.org) will allow you to easily manage your wine collection across multiple cellars, offer estimated market valuations, help arrange deliveries, recommend your drinking windows, store your tasting notes and include producer profiles on not only your wines but thousands more.
In 2021 this will be further enhanced by a self-directed brokerage facility, which will allow you to put your wines up for sale. Le Clos will make the necessary logistics and payment arrangements for very competitive industry rates. We will communicate more about this service in January 2021.
Our storage services in brief
- Competitive storage rates including full insurance at replacement cost
- Securely store your wines in optimal conditions
- Allow easy transfers of wines purchased from other merchants
- Access your wines through deliveries or by visiting the Vinothèque facilities
- On-line management of your portfolio with a secure log-in with multiple add-on features
- Self-directed brokerage to be launched in 2021
Closing your storage account
If you want to close your storage account with us, you can do so at any time, provided that:
- Your write to us to give 7 days’ notice of the account closure
- You remove all the wines you are storing with us (if any) in accordance with clause 16 of our storage contract; and
- (b) you pay any money due to us in advance of existing the wines from your account