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  • Château de Marsan

Château de Marsan

Bordeaux Clairet

Pierre de Marsan was a descendant of the Viscounts of Marsan, founders of the town of Mont-de-Marsan in the Landes department. In 1630, he married a wealthy heiress whose dowry included a large property in Lestiac. This estate began producing wine in the 17th century.
The Gonfrier family purchased this property in 1962, extending its vineyards over the coming years. Château de Marsan is the company’s flagship wine estate.

The Bordeaux Clairet is a rosé wine produced by a 48-hour maceration, which explains its more intense colour. This fresh full-bodied wine offers notes of strawberry and raspberry.


A.O.C : Bordeaux Clairet

District : Lestiac-sur-Garonne

Vineyard surface area : 10 hectares

Terroir : Clayey-gravelly slopes and alluvial plains bordering the Garonne River

Grape varieties : 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet sauvignon

Average vine age : 15 years

Viticulture : Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green pruning”, for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.
The entire vineyard is managed using sustainable viticulture, certified as HVE3 (High Environmental Value), and we are committed to a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach certified by Ecovadis.

Vinification : The grapes are selected according to their aromatic potential and their balanced sweetness and acidity. The wine is obtained by bleeding the vats following 48 hours of cold maceration. Fermentations are carried out in stainless-steel tanks at low-temperature (18-20° C).

Ageing : In stainless-steel tanks.

Tasting notes :
Light cherry colour. Generous aromas of red berries. Fleshy and fresh in the mouth. Can accompany an entire multi-course meal: mixed salad, charcuterie, and red and white meats. Best served chilled, at around 13° C.

Medals & Awards:

2019 Vintage

  • Gold Medal, Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2020

2020 Vintage

  • 1 star, Guide Hachette des Vins 2022

2021 Vintage

  • 2 stars Coup de Cœur, Guide Hachette des Vins 2023

2022 Vintage 

  • Silver Medal, Concours International de Lyon 2023