Clos la rose 2018
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Saint Émilion Grand Cru
Grape | 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes | Beautiful intense bright red color.
Strong dark fruit flavors and an aromatic nose. Nice freshness, very nice tannins which gives a well balanced softness to the finish.
Pairing | Rabbit with olives. It may not be everyones cup of team but this is recommended by the chateau. :)
The Chateau | Spread over its 4 ha, Clos La Rose is the second vineyard acquired by Mr. Carles in the commune of St-Emilion, in 1948. Historically, a "clos" was a plot surrounded by a low stone wall delimiting the area and allowing to capture the heat of the day's sun. The “rose” symbolizes the first spring roses located not far from each row of vines and alerting the winegrower in the event of attacks by aphids and various diseases.
Current owner | Carles Family
Vines | 25 years on average.
Surface of the vines | 4 Heactares
Farming | Reasoned control HVE, no herbicides. Harvested by hand.
Ageing | 12 months in French oak barrels with 20% new barrels, 70% one-wine barrels and 10% two-wine barrels
Terroir | Sandy-loam