The Wicklow Wine Company

Clos Floridene '17

37.95

Clos Floridène today covers an area of 40 hectares in the Graves appellation; mostly it lies on the limestone plateau of Pujols sur Ciron, near Barsac. A few portions are on the pebbly terraces of Illats. The name stems from the combination of the founders’ names – Denis and Florence Dubourdieu. In the early days , Clos Floridène, (1982) was a small two hectare plot of land planted with old vines of Semillon and Muscadelle. Furthermore there was the vigneron’s homestead, an old cellar and two hectares of fallow land. This was immediately planted up with cabernet sauvignon. Through the gradual purchase of adjacent portions the current vineyard was established. In 1991 Clos Floridène was substantially enlarged through the incorporation of Chateau Montalivet, a bordering thirteen hectare vineyard  The wines of Clos Floridène were first made in the cellar at Chateau Reynon. The ultimate goal was to develop both the wine making installation as well as ageing facilities. Up until recently
these were made at Chateau Reynon. The original historic vigneron’s homestead was also restored. It is now used as a B and B with an attached reception hall which allows Clos Floridène to host events and promote wine tourism. In all it took 36 years to launch Clos Floridène as an independent vineyard and winery. It is now internationally known.

The Clos Floridène Rouge is an original wine strongly marked by an unusual association in Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon on limestone. In a bright and intense colour, it has an aroma of blackcurrant, wild strawberry, with notes of mint, liquorice and smoke. Its fruity and tannic flavours are powerful, silky and fresh.

2011
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Graves, Bordeaux, France
13%
Oaked
Medium-Full
Standard Bottle (750ml)
Beef, Poultry, Venison, Cheese

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