2012

Clarendelle Bordeaux White

Clarendelle Bordeaux White is inspired by the subtle structure of Domaine Clarence Dillon white wines, containing the unique mystery of its rare and illustrious cousins. Clarendelle Bordeaux White is a delicate blend of two traditional Bordeaux varietals, Sémillon and Sauvignon, to which, in some years, a flourish of Muscadelle may be added.

Tasting notes

Beautiful pale yellow colour. Very rich and round on the palate with mineral overtones.rnAfter fairly quick fermentation, the Sauvignon Blanc expressed intense tropical fruit and citrus (grapefruit) aromas, whereas the Sémillon and Muscadelle were more floral, with rose nuances.rnrnAgeing on the lees toned down the acidity and gave a certain richness and length to the wine, while maintaining freshness.rnThe balance is perfect, with a great deal of finesse and elegance.rnA wonderful vintage for dry white Bordeaux!

Climate

The first buds appeared in the month of April, which was particularly cold and wet. Fortunately, the very welcome sunshine returned in August and September, and the grapes were able to ripen normally. Thanks to this fine weather in late summer, the harvest went well and the grapes destined to make dry white wines were picked in early September, before the rain.rnThe particularly low yields accounted for remarkable quality.

A few figures

  • Serving suggestions

    Ideal temperature: 10°-12,5°C.rnrnu0026nbsp;rnrnThis wine can be served immediately after uncorking, without decanting.

  • Grapes varieties

    71 % Sémillonrn24 % Sauvignon Blancrn5 % Muscadelle

  • Alcohol by volume

    12°