Chateau Clarke Le Merle Blanc by Rothschild 2018

Chateau Clarke Le Merle Blanc by Rothschild 2018

$64.00

The pale yellow color of the Le Merle Blanc 2018 is clear and bright. This wine offers very fine and complex nose, marked by notes of white flowers and jasmine, lemongrass delicately woody. The attack is full, fat..

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SKU: 011392-201875 Categories: , ,

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Chateau Clarke is one of the rare Medoc estates to produce a white wine. Le Merle Blanc is part of the Chateau’s heritage, because it has existed since the 19th century (1890). Much-appreciated and widely-known, this white wine once accounted for up to a quarter of the Chateau’s entire production. Baron Edmond de Rothschild felt it was important to revive this tradition. Today, Le Merle Blanc fits in beautifully with the spirit of Chateau Clarke.

Vineyard Profile
Appellation: Bordeaux Blanc
Size: 3 ha (7.4 acres)
Vine Age: 30 years
Density: 6,600 vines/ha
Training: Natural grass cover, double Guyot

Vintage Report
Very rainy winter, delaying vineyard work, followed by a wet spring with extreme mildew pressure before a hail storm in late May. In contrast, the summer was warm and dry, with a harvest that took place in great weather condition. Overall, a stressful vintage that ended very well.

Harvest Date(s): September 5th - 18th 2018

Vinification
Fermentation: Direct pressing, cold settling, fermentation and maturing on the lees; treatment by gravity, in small batches; wine making process adapted to each batch; automatic thermoregulation
Aging: 6 months, 20% in new barrels; the rest in stainless steel tanks and vats
Technical Information
Varietal Composition: 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris, 10% Muscadelle, 10% Sémillion
Alcohol: 12.5%
Optimum Drinking: Quite short cellaring potential, to be enjoyed without delay while it is still young and fresh

Tasting Notes
The pale yellow color of the Le Merle Blanc 2018 is clear and bright. This wine offers very fine and complex nose, marked by notes of white flowers and jasmine, lemongrass delicately woody. The attack is full, fat, perfectly balanced by a striking freshness All the tension of this wine gives way to a subtle blend of salinity and sweetness on the finish.

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