Le Merle Blanc de Chateau Clarke (2017)

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Country: France

Area: Bordeaux

Wine style: White

Varietal: Muscadelle, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 12.5

Grade: A.O.C.- Bordeaux

Producer: Chateau Clarke Baron Edmond de Rothschild

Size: 750ml


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Château Clarke is one of the rare Médoc estates to produce a white wine. Le Merle Blanc is part of the Château's heritage, because it has existed since the 19th century (1890).
Much-appreciated and widely-known, this white wine once accounted for up to a quarter of the Château's entire production. Baron Edmond de Rothschild felt it was important to revive this tradition. Today, Le Merle Blanc fits in beautifully with the spirit of Château Clarke.

The capricious weather of 2017 has imposed a meticulous selection of bunches. The harvest of white grape varieties was spread over 6 mornings, with the aim of obtaining perfect maturities.

Its pale yellow colour is clear and bright.
This wine offers a fine and subtle bouquet of white peach, exotic fruit mixed with fine notes of acacia and linden flowers.
On the palate the attack is delicate, precise and reveals a full-bodied wine, perfectly balanced by a natural vivacity that brings length as well as a tangy touch that carries far the finish.
Quite short cellaring potential, to be enjoyed without delay, while it is still young and fresh.

Ideal to accompany fish, seafood, salad and white meat