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Bordeaux Clarendelle Red Wine

The Clarendelle collection of wines began in 1935 and has been under the care of the Dillon family since. Birthed in the famous wine growing region of Bordeaux, Clarence Dillon purchased the already famous Haut-Brion estate and took over the winery. Later in 2005, Prince Robert de Luxembourg, the great-grandson of Dillon created the first premium brand wine known as “Clarendelle”. There are four types of Clarendelle wines grown: red, white, rose, and Amberwine. The Clarendelle red consists of three traditional Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Within Bordeaux, the red wines are primarily sourced from the Saint-Emilion, Haut-Medoc, and Pessac-Leognan regions. Each vintage of the Clarendelle red has its own unique report, detailing the conditions that affected the creation and taste of that year’s vintage.

The Bordeaux region is the largest and most famous wine growing region in France. The sub-regions are divided by grape variety. For example, the left bank is known for the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that are grown here, while the right bank is predominantly Merlot. Overall, the permissible red grape varieties in this region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. One of the primary reasons that this region is so popular for grape growing is the perfect environment for growing grape vines. Because the foundation of this area is limestone, the soil is incredibly heavy in calcium. The soil here is also composed of gravel, sandy stone, and clay.

The famous “Bordeaux blend” typically consists of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot. However, there is also a Merlot dominated blend that is created on the right shore. This blend consists of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.