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.
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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.Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys Haute Valeur Environnementale (“High Environmental Value”) certification.
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.
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