Château Grand Tuillac

Clairet


AOC Clairet de Bordeaux


Contact us
+33 (0)5 57 40 60 09
contact@grandbert.com

Château
Grand Tuillac

Clairet


AOC Clairet de Bordeaux

Contact us
+33 (0)5 57 40 60 09
contact@grandbert.com

The production

Area

5 Ha
(12.5 acres)

Yield

55 Hl/Ha (22.26 Hl/acre)
36 000 bottles

Terroir

Clay-limestone

Wine making process

The harvest is mechanical and carried out by the most technologically advanced machine. As soon as the grapes arrive at the barrel hall a total destemming, sorting by a team of 6 people and the crushing of the grapes is performed. The separation of the juice and the grape skins is carried out 12 hours after vatting in order to obtain the characteristic colour of Bordeaux “clairets” (light red wine). The fruity flavour will be expresses by a low temperature fermentation and fine lees.

Aging / wine blending

The aging of the wine takes 3 months on average. It is carried out in uncoated cement tanks. After this period of aging comes the assembly of the vintage and then the bottling at the property.

The château


In the village of Saint-Philippe-d’Aiguilhe, at the “lieu-dit” (individual vineyard below the Grand Cru status) we find the Château Grand Tuillac. Situated on the extension of the clay-limestone soil of Saint-Émilion, on the highest hills of the right bank of the Dordogne river, Château Grand Tuillac spreads its 100 acres of merlot and cabernet franc vines overlooking its “girondine” style house that represents the Château. Elegance and tradition are the expression of this “terroir” with an average annual production of 300,000 bottles.

The production

Area: 5 Ha (12.5 aces)

Yield: 55 Hl/Ha (22.26 Hl/acre), 36 000 bottles

Terroir: clay-limestone

Wine making process

The harvest is mechanical and carried out by the most technologically advanced machine. As soon as the grapes arrive at the barrel hall a total destemming, sorting by a team of 6 people and the crushing of the grapes is performed. The separation of the juice and the grape skins is carried out 12 hours after vatting in order to obtain the characteristic colour of Bordeaux “clairets” (light red wine). The fruity flavour will be expresses by a low temperature fermentation and fine lees.

Aging / wine blending

The aging of the wine takes 12 months on average. It is carried out in uncoated cement tanks. After this period of aging comes the assembly of the vintage and then the bottling at the property.

The château


In the village of Saint-Philippe-d’Aiguilhe, at the “lieu-dit” (individual vineyard below the Grand Cru status) we find the Château Grand Tuillac. Situated on the extension of the clay-limestone soil of Saint-Émilion, on the highest hills of the right bank of the Dordogne river, Château Grand Tuillac spreads its 100 acres of merlot and cabernet franc vines overlooking its “girondine” style house that represents the Château. Elegance and tradition are the expression of this “terroir” with an average annual production of 300,000 bottles.

The wine


Serve cold or chilled in an ice bucket between 3°C and 8°C. Ideal wine for an aperitif with friends, to drink the same year as the vintage.

Aging

3 months in cement vats

Wine's typicality

Festive, perfect for aperitifs, very friendly and fresh. Sour red fruits (raspberry, currant)

Variety of the grapes

100% Merlot.

The wine


Serve cold or chilled in an ice bucket between 3°C and 8°C. Ideal wine for an aperitif with friends, to drink the same year as the vintage.

Philosophie de la cuvée

Festive, idéale pour les apéritifs, très conviviale et fraîche. Fruits rouges acidulés (framboise, groseille)

Élevage

3 mois en cuves ciment.

Cépage

100% Merlot.

What to eat with?


Fresh salmon maki to share.

Oysters N°3 of the Arcachon bay.

Grilled Lobster with Parsley.

They liked it on Vivino

Le chai des vins

Très jolie texture veloutée ! Jolie trame et tanin soyeux, sur des arômes de fruits rouges, réglisse, et boisés. Parfait sur des viandes au barbecue.

Rilôôtte

Excellent, à la fois des tanins fondus et du bois, léger sous bois et champignons. Avec la viande rouge c'est une tuerie.

Jeece

Très agréable ; les tannins sont doux mais les arômes sont un peu passés.