Clos des Lunes, Lune d’argent, 2019
Located near Sauternes, one of the most famous white wine terroirs in the world, Clos des Lunes oversees a vineyard of 75 hectares, blessed with a prestigious terroir.
Derived from a remarkable vintage for the dry white wines of Bordeaux, the Lune d’Argent 2017 Grande Cuvée of the property reveals a faithful expression of its terroir in a blend that marries opulent Sémillon (70%) through the sweet flavors of ripe fruit and the freshness of Sauvignon Blanc (30%) through beautiful notes of citrus.
First, marked by citrus and exotic fruits, the Lune d’Argent 2017 vintage excels with the purity of the fruit and aromas complexity. Then, On the palate, the wine reveals a beautiful, full-bodied and intense fruity structure. The wine is perfectly balanced with a beautiful acidity. At the end, The palate ends with a persistent, mineral finish. Overall, this is a tasty dry white wine from Bordeaux.
History of the wine:
First, Clos des Lunes tells the story of an ambitious adventure started in 2011. It was part mission and part challenge: to produce a legendary dry white wine on the exceptional terroir of Sauternes.
Then this is the success of the iconic Olivier Bernard and his family who are owners of the Domaine de Chevalier in Léognan. Indeed, they have worked with passion and energy to make Clos des Lunes. This wine is indeed one of the greatest benchmarks of dry white wines from Bordeaux in a land known for sweet wines.
Clos des Lunes is a true mosaic of terroirs. It combines the richness of Barsac red clay-gravel soils and clay-limestone layers. It also has a unique range of diverse slopes that ensure the soils are perfectly drained.
Faithful to Sauternes’ terroir, Clos des Lunes pays tribute to the region’s favourite grape varieties, Semillon blended subtly with Sauvignon Blanc.
Led with extreme attention, the philosophy of the estate is based on a simple tenant; a permanent quest for excellence. It reveals the finest expression of this exceptional terroir in the greatest respect for the fruit.
For Olivier Bernard, “great wine, it is first of all a great fruit, that is to say the natural expression of a great terroir of which the man only reveals the expression”.