Château La Clotte
WHY BUY IT ?
- Agriculture raisonnée du vignoble
- Un vignoble repris par le Ch. Ausone il y a 3 ans
- Le savoir-faire de Pauline Vauthier (Ch. Ausone)
- Vinifié dans 85% de barriques nouveau chêne
The vast estate of Domaine de “De Grailly” has an ancient history, and was managed by Jean-Pierre Mouiex before 1912, when Château La Clotte came into the posession of the Chailleau family. In 1931, talented winegrower Georges Chailleau inherited the estate and turned it into one of the best wines in the Grand Crus Classes. The exploitation of Chateau La Clotte was then taken over in 1990 by Nelly Mouliérac, Dominique Tord, and Odile Plantade, the three daughters of the late Georges Chailleau. Again, the property changed hands and has since been owned by the Vauthier family which has brought new life to the estate.
This magnifient terroir is located in the beautiful hills of Saint Emilion, an area known for its clay-limestone subsoil that ensures ideal tempertures and humidity conditions for the vineplants year round. The estate covers an area of four hectares. The vineyard is planted 80% with Merlot, 15% with Cabernet Franc, and 5% with Cabernet Sauvignon. The château utilizes traditional methods and small, thermoregulated vats instead of the large capacity concrete vats used in the past. The advantage to this method is that it allows the château to be more measured and precise, catering to each parcel, when making wines. Aging then takes place for 16 months in oak barrels, more than half of which are replaced each year.
You can appreciate the round and generous feeling in the palate that is notable when tasting wine of Chateau La Clotte. The palate, full of aromas and ripe fruit, is punctualized by pleasant mineral notes.
- Supervisor: Alain VAUTHIER
- Technical Manager: Nelly MOULIERAC
- Cellar Master: Yannick JOUDINAUD
- Oenologist: J-P FORT
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