Tasting Note Château Clarke 2013 is a beautiful crimson colour with a deep purple rim. Both intense and complex, the nose displays fresh fruit aromas (blackcurrant and black cherry) and elegant oraky nuances, as well as hints of menthol and liquorice with aeration. The wine starts out round and straightforward on the palate. It goes on to show how serious it is thanks to a rich, concentrated, and velvety tannic texture along with beautiful acidity that provides balance and freshness.
Food and Wine This wine is perfect with grilled meats, meat dishes with sauce and assorted cheeses
Grape variety 70% Merlot 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Terroir Limestone and clay
Harvest Hand-picking and sorting in the vineyard and again in the cellar prior to destemming (35 pickers)
Vinification Cold soaking and fermentation in oak and stainless steel vats. Automatic temperature control.
Aging 100% in barrels (2/3 new and 1/3 second fill). During 16 months