"Christelle Gauthier and Jean-François Meynard produce a savoury St-Emilion, all round, silky and fruity.”
The soils on the Right Bank of Bordeaux are dominated by clay and limestone. The terroir and soil varies from château to château, the best vineyards have soils with limestone, clay, gravel, sand and iron deposits with some elevations, slopes and good drainage. Clay soils consists of very small particles from degraded limestone which have the ability to retain water and to allow the vines easily penetrate the soil, searching for nutrients. Merlot is the most important grape in the region, due to the clay rich terroir. Petrus is worldwide famous for its blue clay soils.
A Passionate Lineage
Domaine de Clotte is owned by the Meynard family and passed down from generation to generation since the 19th century. The Meynards own different Château in Bordeaux, St-Emilion and Côte de Castillon. Domaine de Clotte is situated on the hillsides close to St-Emilion village and is coming from very specific and selected plots. The respect of the tradition and terroir leads towards hand-harvest, the respect of the terroir and minimum interventions during fermentation.