Clarendelle Blanc 2012

Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 130589
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

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Winemaker's Notes

Beautiful pale yellow color. Very rich and round on the palate with mineral overtones. After fairly quick fermentation, the Sauvignon Blanc expressed intense tropical fruit and citrus (grapefruit) aromas, whereas the Semillon and Muscadelle were more floral, with rose nuances. Ageing on the lees toned down the acidity and gave a certain richness and length to the wine, while maintaining freshness. The balance is perfect, with a great deal of finesse and elegance.

Blend: 71% Semillon, 24% Sauvignon blanc, 5% Muscadelle

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gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/16/2014)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Delicious! A wonderful example of Bordeaux Blanc. It is crisp and lively, but with a rich texture and rich fruit flavors. A perfect balance for those who enjoy crisp acidity and ripe fruit.
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Learn About Clarendelle

In Chateau Haut-Brion, Clarence Dillon found not only the charm of an elegant and fabled estate, but also the opportunity of a lifetime. He discovered a tarnished jewel. This estate had sparkled for centuries prior to these difficult times and yet in 1934, Mr. Gibert, the current owner, had not been successful in his bid to give the estate away to the town of Bordeaux because...

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Learn About Pessac-Leognan

(PEH-sak lay-ohn-yawn) One of the top appellations within Graves, Pessac-Leognan is home to the only Graves chateau listed as a first growth in the 1855 Medoc classification - Chateau Haut-Brion. In fact, praise for the chateau dates back to the days of Thomas Jefferson, when, upon visiting the chateau in 1787, he bought 125 bottles for his cellar in Virginia. Notable Facts The...

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Learn About Bordeaux White Blends

Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.

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