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Château Clerc Milon

Château Clerc Milon is located in the northeast of the Pauillac appellation, on the beautiful Mousset ridge overlooking the Gironde. The winery has some 41 hectares of vines planted on a gentle slope that promotes both natural drainage and exposure to sunlight, while the nearby river creates a microclimate that protects the vines from spring frost, reduces the risk of hail and cooling in the summer. The soil consists of sandy gravel and clay-limestone. The vineyard is planted with 5 typical varieties of the region: Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (37%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Petit Verdot (2%) and Carmenere (1%). The average age of the vines is 53 years, probably one of the highest in the Medoc. The density of the vines is high, varying between 8,500 and 10,000 vines per hectare, depending on the plot.

A legendary terroir, prestigious neighbours, a providential encounter: these factors mark the history and success of Château Clerc Milon. The terroir is in Pauillac, where some of the world's best wines are made. Its illustrious neighbors are Mouton and Lafite, whose nearby vines can be seen from the Château's terrace.

Winery Clerc Milon uses environmentally friendly, integrated viticultural techniques, which limit the use of pesticides to an absolute minimum. In the vineyard itself, the careful monitoring and strict plot selection are comparable to those of Mouton Rothschild. The winery makes, among other things, the great red Château Clerc Milon wine, with considerable potential for aging. The wine has a particularly successful association with the gravelly and claystone terroirs, and with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The wine is powerful, tannic, fruity and harmoniously full-bodied and shows all the typical elegance of the best Pauillac wines.

Château Clerc Milon was part of Mr. Lafite's vast estates in the 18th century, and was sold in the Revolution as a "national asset". The Clerc family then acquired it and joined that of the Pauillac hamlet of Milon where it was located. In 1970, Baron Philippe de Rothschild took over Château Clerc Milon because he was very convinced of the wine's potential. The estate was only 16.5 hectares, just over half of its original size. Baron Philippe de Rothschild had a long reign (1922-1988). He was a man of culture (poet) and a man of action. He was marked by a series of important decisions, some of which would revolutionize, stamped by his constant personal dedication, spirit of independence and visionary genius within the world of wine.

In 1983, the label Château Clerc Milon was illustrated with a drawing of a pair of dancers made of precious stones. The drawing is a sumptuous work by a 17th-century goldsmith, which is also exhibited in the Museum at the neighboring winery Château Mouton Rothschild.

Over the years, the winery was expanded further and further. In 2011, among other things, with the commissioning of a 3,600 m² complex consisting of a semi-underground walking hall, a cellar, reception and tasting rooms.

Château Clerc Milon has been your online specialist for serious quality wine since 2010. In our range you will find more than 2500 different wines and we supply to consumers, catering and retail. We import directly from wineries in countries such as France, Spain and Italy. This allows us to offer our products at the best price. In addition to the classics from the Old World, we have the top wines from the New World!

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