Clarendelle Bordeaux Rosé

The first official rosé wine in the history of Domaine Clarence Dillon, Clarendelle Bordeaux Rosé is produced by a short maceration of Merlots and Cabernets and is notable for its finesse, strength and delicious flavour. This gastronomic rosé has a fruity, fragrant personality, blended with harmony and elegance.

Tasting notes

2023 Clarendelle Bordeaux Rosé is a brilliant, clear, pale pink colour. The nose is very complex with aromas of raspberry and pink grapefruit reminiscent of boiled sweets. The mouthfeel is dense and velvety, with a subtle tannic structure, accompanied by a lovely freshness. Red fruit notes come to the fore, mingled with hints of tropical fruit, such as lychee and mandarin orange. All in all, a very fruity and well-balanced wine underpinned by slightly salty, mineral nuances. The aromatic intensity makes for a delicious wine with a long, delicate aftertaste.


After a relatively dry winter, a spell of unsettled weather set in, marked by thunderstorms at the very start of the growing season. Spring was full of contrasts, with alternating periods of very mild and cooler conditions. Bud break occurred later on average, allowing most plots to be spared from frost in early April. The mild, wet spring significantly increased the threat of mildew in the vineyards throughout the season. However, these conditions led to steady yet not too rapid vine growth.


Flowering unfolded in late May/early June, in optimum dry conditions with no shot berries. The rest of summer saw high temperatures and rainstorms, supporting the growth of the berries until véraison (colour change).  The Indian summer in September and October once again favoured late ripening and ensured ideal harvest conditions. The Cabernets were a great success this year, dominating our rosés. Our rosé wine selections came from carefully-chosen plots, harvested later this year, in the second half of September. Direct pressing after very short skin-contact under a controlled atmosphere produced a pale rose colour, while enhancing the wine’s richness and smoothness on the palate.

A few figures

  • Serving suggestions

    Ideal temperature: 10 – 12.5°C.

    This wine can be served immediately after uncorking, without decanting.

  • Grapes varieties

    57% Cabernet Sauvignon

    31% Merlot

    12% Cabernet Franc

  • Alcohol by volume