BT-CLARENDELLE-Amberwine

Infinite
Balance

The character and subtle structure of Clarendelle Amberwine comes from the combination of two types of grape maturation, Botrytis Cinerea (the grapes develop noble rot as in Sauternes) and late harvest. Amberwine takes its name from the magnificent “amber” colour that it takes on as it ages. Amberwine is a blend of Semillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle grapes. This charming, accessible and modern wine is distinguished by its freshness and its intrinsic balance of floral fruit and acidity.

THE 2015 VINTAGE

Ideal weather during the growing season was conducive to the quick and widespread development of Botrytis cinerea, and the harvest in Monbazillac was of superb quality. This was largely thanks to even flowering, a little rain in early August that brought on ripening after a dry period, and cool mornings in September accompanied by patches of fog.

 

Tastings notes

2015 Amberwine is made from raisined and botrytised organically-grown grapes. The wine has a bright golden-yellow colour. The combination of two types of grapes accounts for the wonderful complexity on both the nose and palate. The bouquet is subtle and intense, with hints of candied fruit and citron. The palate is full-bodied and soft, with a fine balance between sugar and acidity. There are wonderful honey, white peach, and apricot flavours. This 2015 is a golden vintage, one of the best of the past decade!

 

Serving suggestions

Serving temperature: 9°- 12°C
We suggest opening the bottle a half hour before serving.

 

Alcohol by volume

13°

Grapes varieties

80 % Sémillon
20 % Muscadelle

THE 2012 VINTAGE

The 2012 vintage is made from both raisined and botrytised grapes. This gives Clarendelle Amberwine its famous complex bouquet. The vines grow on clay-limestone slopes very close to the village of Monbazillac.
Despite the challenging weather, the harvest began under clear skies in the month of October. The yield was lower than usual, but the wines are fresh, aromatic, and delicious.

 

Tastings notes

Clear pale yellow colour. The combination of two types of grapes accounts for the bouquet’s wonderful complexity. The wine is full and generous on the palate. It also has a tangy, mentholated side, as well as white peach and apricot flavours.
2012 is a good vintage in Monbazillac thanks to the discreet acidity and outstanding sweetness.

 

Serving suggestions

Serving temperature: 9°- 12°C
We suggest opening the bottle a half hour before serving.

 

Alcohol by volume

13°

Grapes varieties

80 % Sémillon
20 % Muscadelle

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