Château La Grande Clotte Lussac Saint Emilion
WHY WE LOVE IT
Elaboration: Once the harvest is done, the fruits of three grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet-Franc and Malbec) are vinified in tanks. Then we grow them equally in tanks and barrels, for 12 to 14 months. This repartition is quite typical of Lussac-Saint-Emilion wines, it allows them to preserve a lot of fruity aromas and roundness and benefit from the wood’s tannins, slowly revealing themselves to set the wine’s color.
Tasting Notes: A subtle gourmet wine. Rich blueberry, cherry and hazelnut notes, accompanied by ripe and plush tannins. Creamy and full-bodied with a smooth finish.
2018 – 90-91 Points, James Suckling
Located in Lussac, ten kilometers northwest of Saint-Emilion, and less than an hour from Bordeaux, Château La Grande Clotte is a peaceful haven within the Lussac-Saint-Émilion appellation. The winery was purchased by Mathieu Mercier and Julie Rapet in 2016 and is a culmination of their dream to produce wine in which they take enormous pride.
The couple, who both come from Cognac-producing families, earned their degrees in oenology in 2011 and gained winemaking experience in Chile, California, and British Columbia before returning to their native France.