2018 Clos Des Lunes "Lune D'Argent Blanc" - Bordeaux
CLOS DES LUNES
Located in Sauternes, on one of the greatest white wine terroirs in France , the
Clos des Lunes is a magnificent rolling vineyard planted with old sémillon and
sauvignon blanc vines. On very old vines, some perfectly golden clusters are chosen
and delicately sorted grain by grain, by expert hands.
SURFACE AREA : 75 hectares
70% Sémillon, 30% Sauvignon.
Average age: 35 years
SOILS : Three complementary terroirs:
- on the Sauternes side: Deep gravels with groundwater sources _ The Power.
- on the Bommes side: gravel soils on claylimestone substrate _ The Freshness
- At Barsac: the alluvial deposits from the Garonne provide Minarality
HARVEST : Each plot harvested at peak ripeness with hand-picking, in smal crates.
WINEMAKING AND AGING:
Slow pressing in a pneumatic winepress, without destemming or maceration.
Débourbage (cold settling) by gravity flow in cold room. Aging on fine lees with regular stirring (bâtonnage).
Ageing : 6 to 7 months (25 % in barrels, 75 % in little vats)
Light yellow color with pale green tints. Intense and complex nose of exotic white
fruits and citrus fruit mixed with floral notes of linden and acacia.
The palate is rich, generous, ample and intensely fruity, with very good tension.
The Sauvignon Blanc lemon juice delicately coats the exotic sweetness (lychee,
mango) of the well-ripe Semillon. Mineral notes bringing good salinity added to this
cocktail, to serve a beautiful finish. Concentration of white fruits, mineral
freshness and righteousness.
To drink at 10 ° C