Pastourell de Clerc MillonAll products from this vendor
In 1789, part of Lafite's extensive estates at Château Clerc Milon was sold as "national property" during the Revolution. The Klerc family got it then and added the name to the village of Milona Pauillac, where it was located. Legendary terroirs, prestigious neighbors, providential encounters: The history and success of Château Clerc Milon are summarized in these three words. Terroir is Pauillac, where some of the world's finest wines are made. Neighbors are Mouton and Lafite, the brilliant First Growths, whose nearby vines can be seen from the Château’s terrace. The meeting took place with Baron Philip, who acquired the then heavily neglected property in 1970 and decided to restore its classified growth status. Now, thanks to the Baroness of the Philippines, Clerk Milon, one of the most prestigious castles in the Bordeaux region, can be proud of its reputable technical facilities and reception areas.
Cabernet FrancAll products from this varietal
A single-varietal Cabernet Franc wine has medium body and exhibit graphite, green bell pepper and red licorice notes, with darker wines showing more cigar and leather flavors.
The home of three out of the five cult wine houses of the Grand Cru classification - Lafitte-Rothschild, Latour and Mouton-Rothschild. The soil is poor - big rocks in the gravel makes it difficult for the vine roots to get water but this allows them to gather lots of valuable minerals on the way. The taste of fresh fruit, wood and spicy tannins combined with a rich aroma of cigar boxes and dark berries are the qualities that make this appellation a true value. Winemakers use all the grapes allowed in the region - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot.
Bordeaux wines are considered to be the most prestige and renowned in the world. The region is mainly known for its dry red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, and one can almost always find the word Château (French for „castle”) on Bordeaux wine labels. In order to understand the style of wine most desirable for your taste, it is recommended to try different samples from the Left as well as the Right Bank of The Gironde. Both banks differ not only with different soil, but also with the share of specific wines. There are several classifications in Bordeaux but the main one, introduced in 1855, hasn’t changed since and still impacts wine prices nowadays. A few years later, in 1936, an alternative classification system - Crus Bourgeois - was established. Bordeaux is known for a commerce praxis called en primeur - it means that a buyer can purchase wines immediately after harvest and prior to production for a substantially lower price, thus obtaining the opportunity to sell them for a larger profit later in the future. Bordeaux wines can be described as big, complex and with a strong character, but very friendly at the same time so that each and every wine lover could find something tasty and suitable for a great wine night.