Top 100 wines of Bordeaux Clairet

Discover the top 100 best wines of Bordeaux Clairet of Bordeaux Clairet as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Bordeaux Clairet and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Bordeaux Clairet

BordeauxClairet wines are very colourful and distinctive Bordeaux rosé wines. As you might expect, they are made from the classic red Bordeaux grapes - mainly Merlot with a little help from the more "Serious" Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Despite their intense Color and Rich, FruityAroma, the wines are still Dry. With their simple structure and lack of tannin (an essential ingredient in the wine maturation process), Bordeaux Clairet wines are not suitable for aging.

They are accessible at a much younger age than ordinary red Bordeaux, but they also begin to fade earlier and should be consumed within a year or two of the vintage. This is drastically less than the 20 years of bottle age required by the most prestigious wines of the Medoc and St. Emilion. The classic Bordeaux Clairet wines are so deep in colour (even more so than those from Spanish Navarre) that they could almost be mistaken for very lightly coloured red wines.

In fact, that is precisely what they used to be.

Discover the grape variety: Cabernet franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest red grape varieties in Bordeaux. The Libourne region is its terroir where it develops best. The terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Fronsac allow it to mature and develop its best range of aromas. It is also the majority in many blends. The very famous Château Cheval Blanc, for example, uses 60% Cabernet Franc. The wines produced with Cabernet Franc are medium in colour with fine tannins and subtle aromas of small red fruits and spices. When blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings complexity and a bouquet of aromas to the wine. It produces fruity wines that can be drunk quite quickly, but whose great vintages can be kept for a long time. It is an earlier grape variety than Cabernet Sauvignon, which means that it is planted as far north as the Loire Valley. In Anjou, it is also used to make sweet rosé wines. Cabernet Franc is now used in some twenty countries in Europe and throughout the world.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Bordeaux Clairet

wines from the region of Bordeaux Clairet go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, pork or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of beef with dark beer, gloom and doom or duck breast with honey-orange sauce.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Bordeaux Clairet

On the nose in the region of Bordeaux Clairet often reveals types of flavors of raspberry, cherry or honey and sometimes also flavors of watermelon, red currant or grapefruit. In the mouth in the region of Bordeaux Clairet is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

News from the vineyard of Bordeaux Clairet

Château Latour 2014 released for first time

Château Latour 2014 was released this morning (15 March), making it the youngest Latour grand vin on the market and the third to be released since the first growth estate left the Bordeaux en primeur system in 2012. Farr Vintners was selling Latour 2014 at £4,950 per 12-bottle case, with six magnums offered at £4,980. Bordeaux Index was offering the wine in six-bottle cases at £2,475 in bond. Analyst group Wine Lister said the wine had been released at €430 per bottle ex-Bordeaux, up 18% on the ...

Château La Gaffelière withdraws from the next St-Emilion classification

The historic estate follows in the footsteps of Châteaux Angélus, Cheval Blanc and Ausone by withdrawing its candidacy from the upcoming classification. The Malet-Roquefort family, which has owned Château La Gaffelière for more than 300 years, said it ‘no longer recognises its values’ in the new criteria. The Malet-Roqueforts claimed that the overhauled rating system for the tasting ‘contradicts all the ratings obtained by Château La Gaffelière for several years by the greatest wine professional ...

Bordeaux 2021 en primeur set for lower demand

More than 71% of international merchants said they anticipated less demand for Bordeaux 2021 en primeur wines, in volume terms, versus the 2020 vintage released last year, said Liv-ex, a global marketplace for the trade. Barrel sample tastings at the end of April indicated that several châteaux have still made very good wines in the 2021 vintage and that there is plenty to enjoy if you know where to look, despite myriad weather-related challenges in the growing season. Yet more than half of Liv- ...