La Grande Clotte Blanc 2003 (750ML)
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Chateau La Grande Clotte is managed by Michel Rolland and Dany Rolland under a leasing agreement. While the property has vines for the production of red wine, it is the white Bordeaux wine of Chateau La Grande Clotte Blanc that is the focus on the vineyard and the estate.
The vineyard is located in the Lussac St. Emilion, satellite appellation. However, because the rules of the appellation allow only for the production of red wine, Chateau La Grande Clotte Blanc is sold as an AOC Bordeaux Blanc. 1.4 hectares are reserved for white wine grape varieties, which are planted to 60% Sauvignon Gris, 25% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Muscadelle. The terroir is clay, gravel, sand and limestone soils. The vines are now obtaining a good age, as they were planted in 1992.
To produce Chateau La Grande Clotte Blanc, vinification takes place in 100% new, French oak barrels. The estate believes in stirring of the lees. The wine is aged for between 8 to 10 months prior to bottling, which is always done without fining or filtering. On average, the production of Chateau La Grande Clotte Blanc is only 400 cases of wine per vintage.