Clarendelle Bordeaux White
Beautiful, intense, almost golden colour.
The initial impression on the nose is very aromatic and powerful with notes of citrus, orange blossom and acacia, mingled with buttery nuances.
Starts out delicious, round and rich with wonderful minerality. Fruity flavours come to the fore (pineapple and grapefruit), enhanced by a rich, velvety mouthfeel and silky texture.
The incredibly long aftertaste showcases the complexity of this wine, with ripe fruit notes following through to the finish. The overall impression is of a delicious,
refined wine with a great deal of elegance.
2020 produced an early-ripening, well-balanced vintage.
After a mild winter, the weather began to change, with heavy rainfall providing the necessary water reserves to support the vines over the summer.
Bud break occurred late February before the sun returned in April and May, conducive to early, even flowering.
Hot, dry conditions settled in from late June onwards but gave way to storms in mid-August. Véraison (colour change) took place mid-July under this ideal spell of weather. The grapes reached optimum ripeness thanks to their very healthy state, up until picking.
Clay-limestone slopes overlooking the Dordogne River were once again the primary source for this wine. After the harvest, the Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle grapes underwent skin-contact maceration, followed by slow, gentle pressing. The juice was fermented after cold settling at low temperature in stainless-steel vats. The wines were then aged on fine lees until bottling.
A few figures
Ideal temperature: 10 – 12.5°C.
This wine can be served immediately after uncorking, without decanting.
43% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol by volume