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Clos Marsalette 2018 White

AppellationPessac Léognan

Grape |55% Sauvignon Blanc, 45 % Sémillon

Ageing | In stainless steel vats (25%) and barrels (30% new), on fine lees, for 10 months

Tasting Notes | Flowers, green apples, lemon curd, honeysuckle and pomelo aromatics work perfectly with the fresh, juicy, palate presence

Pairing | Salmon terrine, Scollop risotto. Smoked Salmon or trout. 

Drinking | Now until 2030

Critic Notes / Awards |  Wine Spectator 94/100, Jeff Leve 91/100 


Clos Marsalette, which is located in Martillac in the Pessac Léognan appellation area, is owned by Stephan von Neipperg (Château Canon La Gaffelière in Saint-Emilion) and Didier Miqueu (Château Soleil in Puisseguin and Le Rival in Lussac) . This vineyard is divided into almost 6 ha of red grape varieties (35% Merlot, 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc) and 1 ha of white grape varieties (50% Sauvignon and 50% Sémillon).

Unproductive rootstocks, rigorously controlled pruning, green work allow natural control of yields. The harvest, manual, is sorted in the vineyard and the cellar. The vinification, traditional, is done in wooden and concrete vats of small volume and thermoregulated for the reds, in stainless steel vats for the whites.

Current Owner: Stephan von Neipperg

Soils: Gravel 

Farming: Hand harvested using crates for transportation. Double sorting before and after destemming. No treading. Arrival of the harvest by conveyor belt.

Vines: 20 years