Clarendelle Bordeaux Blanc 2013

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Clarendelle Bordeaux Blanc 2013 by Mind Map: Clarendelle Bordeaux Blanc 2013

1. vintage: 2013

2. grape

2.1. 61%sauvignon blanc

2.1.1. Other name

2.1.1.1. Fumé Blanc,

2.1.2. Look

2.1.2.1. grows bushy, vigorous vines that produce tight clusters of thin-skinned pale green berries. These thin skins and tight bunches also make it very susceptible to rot.

2.1.3. Aroma

2.1.3.1. a distinct varietal aroma that runs a spectrum, including

2.1.3.1.1. vegetative

2.1.3.1.2. grassy

2.1.3.1.3. gooseberry

2.1.3.1.4. melon

2.1.4. Living condition

2.1.4.1. cool condition will make the varietal character very tense

2.1.5. How to take care of the vine?

2.1.5.1. carefully trellis the vine and practice leaf pulling to expose the clusters to the sun to get optimal flavors

2.1.6. Region

2.1.6.1. Graves district in FRANCE

2.1.6.2. NEW ZEALAND

2.1.6.3. CALIFORNIA

2.2. 32%sémillon

2.2.1. Look

2.2.1.1. golden-skinned grape used to make dry and sweet white wines

2.2.2. Region

2.2.2.1. France

2.2.2.2. Australia

2.2.3. Others

2.2.3.1. Along with Sauvignon blanc and Muscadelle, Sémillon is one of only three approved white wine varieties in the Bordeaux region.

2.2.3.2. Key to make sweet wines like Sauternes

2.2.4. Living condition

2.2.4.1. The grapes ripens early, when, in warmer climates, it acquires a pinkish hue. With the think skin, there is a risk of sunburn in hotter climates. It is best suited to areas with sunny days and cool nights.

2.2.4.2. When attacked by Botrytis cinerea, the grapes shrivel and the acid and sugar levels are intensified

2.3. 7%muscadelle

2.3.1. Origin

2.3.1.1. France

2.3.2. Others

2.3.2.1. a minor constituent in the dry and sweet wines of Bordeaux, such as Sauternes. It rarely makes up more than 10% of the blend, which is dominated by Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc

3. Producer name

3.1. Clarendelle

3.1.1. "our wines are made and aged by oenologists from Domaine Clarence Dillon (Chateau Haut-Brion, Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion and Chateau Quintus)". With Clarendelle, consumers can confidently choose the best of Bordeaux

4. Tasting notes

4.1. from the official website

4.2. from cellarmasters

4.2.1. concentrated, full-bodied, and have a fine long finish

4.2.1.1. Clarendelle White reflects the subtle, well-balanced structure of the white wines from Domaine Clarence Dillon (Château Haut-Brion). It features all the complexity and mystery of its illustrious cousins. While most white wines are made from a single grape variety, Clarendelle White is a skilful blend of the two traditional Bordeaux varieties. The art of assemblage combines the best traits of these two varietals: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc to produce a unique and harmonious composition.

4.3. from winemaker

4.3.1. Beautiful pale yellow color. Very rich and round on the palate with mineral overtones. After fairly quick fermentation, the Sauvignon Blanc expressed intense tropical fruit and citrus (grapefruit) aromas, whereas the Semillon and Muscadelle were more floral, with rose nuances. Ageing on the lees toned down the acidity and gave a certain richness and length to the wine, while maintaining freshness. The balance is perfect, with a great deal of finesse and elegance.

5. Brief Introduction

5.1. Clarendelle Blanc is a fine blend of two of Bordeaux's traditional white grape varietals, Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, and is in perfect balance. It has moderate alcohol that maintains the tangy freshness of the fruit flavours on the lovely long finish.

6. Color

6.1. Pale straw yellow color

7. Nose

7.1. The nose is tremendously expressive with hints of tropical fruit (pineapple) grapefruit, melon, and white peaches

8. Serving suggestions

8.1. ideal temperature

8.1.1. 10-12.5

8.2. can be served directly without decanting