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Château Climens

Château Climens

Contact details

Climens
33720 Barsac Aquitaine FRANCE

Presentation card

Team

  • Propriétaire Bérénice Lurton
  • Technical Director Frédéric Nivelle
  • Marketting et communication Virginie Achou-Lepage

The vineyard

  • Cultivated surface (ha)
  • Total30
  • Red
  • White30
  • Soil
  • ferrous clay sand on fissured starfish limestone sub-soil.
  • Barrel ageing
  • In Franch oak barrels with 35 to 45% new oak each year
  • Production (bottles)
  • Total2 500 030 000
  • Red
  • White2 500 030 000
  • Red grape varieties
  • White grape varieties
  • 100% Sémillon

Description

Château Climens is the highest vineyard in the Barsac appellation, an incomparable terroir where one finds a truly wonderful expression of Semillon. Such innate distinction, completed by the consecutive owners’ great care, soon earned Climens the name of ‘Lord of Barsac’, and the title of First classified growth of Sauternes in 1855. The vineyard’s surface area, a single vineyard of 30 hectares has remained unchanged since the 16th century. In 1971, the finesse of its wines convinced Lucien Lurton, a famous Bordeaux wine-grower to purchase the estate. Since 1992, his daughter Berenice Lurton is taking great care in perpetuating the magic. Of unusual complexity, elegance and longevity, the Château Climens wines transcend the boundaries of time and space.