CHATEAU CLIMENS, 1er CRU CLASSÉ BARSAC
ABOUT SAUTERNES & BARSAC:
he vineyards of Barsac and Sauternes are located around 50 kilometres south-west of Bordeaux. Together, they constitute what is called the "Sauternais". Barsac and Sauternes vineyards are separated by the Ciron River. The 400 hectares of Barsac lay on the left bank of the river.The dominant grape varieties are Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle which are grown on gravel over limestone, clayey and sandy soils. The high quality of the Barsac wines mainly comes from its specific local climate.
The name “Climens” derives from a family who must have inhabited the region in the 15th century although no direct link exists between a descendent of that clan and the estate.
The Lurton family acquired the estate in 1971, who own numerous other estates all over Bordeaux. They remain the present owners with Bérénice Lurton as head of the estate since 1992. The vines are located on the highest point of the Barsac appellation, close to the village of La Pinesse and stretch over 30 hectares around the château, some 20 metres above sea level that lends the soil particularly good drainage.
SOIL: ferrous clay sand on fissured starfish limestone sub-soil
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Semillon
Golden yellow colour
Honeyed, golden apple, ripe peach, citrus peel, minerals and toasted bread aromas are nicely complemented by nutty notes of botrytis
A crisp, round and fruit-driven wine with a saline aspect and an extraordinary sweetness
Aperitif, foie gras, roast poultry, finely matured cheese or seasonal fruit