2022 Chateau La Grande Clotte, Lussac-Saint-Emilion, France

$17.99 USD

Amongst the 6.5 hectares of land dedicated to growing red grapes, you can find the vines that have offered all their subtlety to Château La Grande Clotte for 25 years.
This is a gourmet wine that can wait 6 to 8 years before you open it.
Varietal Composition: Merlot, Cabernet-Franc and Malbec

Elaboration: Once the harvest is done, the fruits of three grape varieties (Merlot, Cabernet-Franc and Malbec) are vinified in tanks. Then we grow them equally in tanks and barrels, for 12 to 14 months. This repartition is quite typical of Lussac-Saint-Emilion wines, it allows them to preserve a lot of fruity aromas and roundness and benefit from the wood’s tannins, slowly revealing themselves to set the wine’s color.

Tasting Notes: A subtle gourmet wine. Rich blueberry, cherry and hazelnut notes, accompanied by ripe and plush tannins. Creamy and full-bodied with a smooth finish.

2018 – 90-91 Points, James Suckling

2019 – 90 Decanter

2020 – 90-92 Vinous | 90-91 James Suckling | 89-91 Jeb Dunnuck | 88-90 Wine Advocate

2021 – 90-91 James Suckling

2022 – 92 Decanter | 91-93 Jeb Dunnuck | 90-91 James Suckling

Located in Lussac, ten kilometers northwest of Saint-Emilion, and less than an hour from Bordeaux, Château La Grande Clotte is a peaceful haven within the Lussac-Saint-Émilion appellation. The winery was purchased by Mathieu Mercier and Julie Rapet in 2016 and is a culmination of their dream to produce wine in which they take enormous pride.

The couple, who both come from Cognac-producing families, earned their degrees in oenology in 2011 and gained winemaking experience in Chile, California, and British Columbia before returning to their native France.