Straw yellow with greenish-golden highlights. The bouquet provides an aromatic, intense and complex notes of sun-ripened citrus fruits and white flowers. After a little swirling, notes of white peach and gooseberries open with a hint of exoticism. Aromatic citrus determines the palate, elegant and fresh, at the same time round and balanced, with beautiful fullness of juicy fruit and discreetly integrated oak wood. In the finale fresh, concentrated and smooth with notes of grapefruit and delicate spice.
Chateau Clarke Le Merle Blanc
for the equivalent of £28.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Château Clarke
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc / Sauvignon Gris / Muscadelle / Sémillon
Style: Delicate and Complex
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
The estate is in the southern part of the Médoc within the Listrac-Médoc appellation. Its inland location is far from the Gironde estuary in the middle of the limestone plateau and a distinctive feature of the estate’s clay-limestone soil is its remarkable drought resistance. The proximity of the Atlantic Ocean gives a cool freshness that is echoed in the wine’s bright bouquet. Though Cabernet Sauvignon is traditionally king of the region, the Château’s terroir is very well suited to growing Merlot and this varietal accounts for 70% of the estate’s production. Thus, Château Clarke is typical of the Médoc, but in an entirely original way.