The Bordeaux Clairet is a particularly aromatic wine with deep red fruit colour. It is more substantial than traditional rosés, with good body and exuberant fruitiness. This roundness and pronounced structure make it a perfect rosé for gastronomy.
This unique wine is called a ‘rosé of Saignées’ thanks to the longer maceration before fermentation begins.
Grape varieties (varying from vintage to vintage):
- 100 % Merlot – offers suppleness, fruitiness, and roundness
Château de Parenchère bottle this wine is within two months of it being made, so a fairly high level of carbon dioxide from the natural fermentation process is retained – this contributes to this wine’s appealing freshness.
Ideal drinking time:
One year after it is made.
The Bordeaux Clairet is very versatile and great with spicy food, BBQ, pasta, meat and seafood.
Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve
“Well done. Intense and sustained colour. Concentrated and intensely aromatic. It is a Clairet of personality with a good volume in the mouth.”