Clos Floridene

 

GRAVES

This estate combines the first names of Florence and her husband, Denis Dubourdieu, the pope of Bordeaux oenologists. Their vineyard is on the outskirts of Sauternes, where hand-harvesting and low yields accentuate the limestone minerality. A far-cry from heavily-extracted, oak-laden, exuberant fruit bombs, these wines are classic and elegant.

Clos Floridene Graves Blanc, 2014….. Stunning mineral notes from the chalky soil – an almost crystalline purity and invisible oak influence – fine, rich citrus flavors, and a vivacious, truly luxurious finish.

14.7h planted to Sauvignon Blanc 55%, Semillon 44%, and Muscadelle 1%

Clos Floridene Graves Rouge, 2012…..Densely-planted on limestone bedrock, and topped by a thin layer of clay/gravel, rich in iron oxide, known as “Barsac red sands.” Its deep woodsy bouquet, supple and smooth texture, pepper and spice flavors all meld in thirst-quenching, blackberry fruit-filled tannins.

Small quantities are produced of this increasingly sought after red…Cabernet Sauvignon 64%, Merlot 36%.