Marks and reviews
Thanks to the know-how of a strong family tradition of three generations of winegrowers, Château Clos de Sarpe's wine has that very assertive identity which is the prerogative of the best. A Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Château Clos de Sarpe maintains its quest for excellence with each vintage.
Château Clos de Sarpe is a Saint-Émilion wine made from a vineyard of 3.7 hectares, of which 3.35 are in production, certified in Organic Agriculture. The vines are 60 years old on average and are planted on the famous clay-limestone plateau of the appellation.
The beginning of the growth cycle saw a budburst in mid-March as well as an episode of frost at the beginning of April which spared the vineyard. Flowering was rapid and uniform. Thanks to sufficient water reserves and rigorous vineyard management, the vines resisted a hot summer and low rainfall. The harvest began in mid-September and was punctuated by light rainfall at the end of September, which favoured the ripening of the young Cabernet Franc vines harvested at the beginning of October.
Winemaking and ageing
Densimetric sorting. Vatting time of over 43 days for the Merlot and 30 days for the Cabernet Franc. Alcoholic fermentation at low temperature using indigenous yeasts. Gentle extraction. Aged in Burgundy barrels (75% new and 25% one wine).
Cabernet Franc (15%).
This 2022 vintage unveils an enveloping fruitiness and a beautiful structure.