$48.00 per bottle
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 93 Points
"Pale straw. Refined nose of truffle - subtle, dense, complex and elegant. Immediately beautifully soft on entry. Run through with refined sap and plenty of taste. Splendid classy finish. "
|Denis Dubourdieu’s Clos Floridene is crisp and lively on the nose with green apple, cut grass, a touch of white peach. The palate is ripe and joyful, lovely apricot and white peach, good acidity with a harmonious, well delineated finish. Superb and likely to be good value.|
|Lush but focused, with straw, creamed gooseberry and verbena notes gliding along, backed by a light butter hint on the finish. Nice length.|
|Pale straw. Refined nose of truffle - subtle, dense, complex and elegant. Immediately beautifully soft on entry. Run through with refined sap and plenty of taste. Splendid classy finish.|
|Name||Château Clos Floridene|
|Type||Blanc Sec/ Dry White|
|Grape Varieties||56% Semillon, 43% Sauvignon and 1% Muscadelle|
|Vineyard||42 Hectares (22.7 Hectares Blanc)|
|Average Age of Vines|
|Soil||A thin layer of red clayey sands, rich in iron oxide, and known as "Barsac red
sands", tops the limestone bed rock.
|Winemaking||Hand-harvesting is performed in general in one time and if it's required in 2 selective pickings of golden
grapes with an aromatic optimum stage. After an eventual phase of skin contact, a slow juice
extraction is performed, protected from the oxidation process. Free run must is strictly separated from
press must and their clarification undergoes by natural settling.
|Ageing||Fermentation takes place in barrels renewed by quarter. Ageing lasts 8 months with lees regularly stirred.|
‘This estate, somewhat of an insider's secret produces a brilliant white wine, full of fruit and character. It would merit cru classe status if a new classification were implemented.'
‘Clos Floridene is probably the most interesting estate of the renowned oenologist, Denis Dubourdieu. The estate shows the quality possible in the southern Graves. This is a cool area and the grapes ripen late.' 1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die
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