Château Grimont occupies an important place in the district of Quinsac, the quintessential capital of Bordeaux Clairet wines. This magnificent 17th and 18th century Château has belonged to the Yung family since 1958. One of its previous owners was Eugène Sue, the famous author, who sought solace at Grimont looking for inspiration far from the whirl of Parisian society.
Halfway between red and rosé wine, Grimont Clairet is made using the “saignée” method. After a short maceration for 24-48 hours, the red wine tanks are «bled», whereby some of the juices are extracted and then vinified separately, for a more pronounced shade of pink. The result is a delicious, pale red, brilliantly bright wine, boasting wonderful aromatic intensity and sweet tannins.
Red Bordeaux, easy to get married, favoring the expression of fresh fruit, low in tannins .
South-east Bordeaux, in the district of Quinsac, located on the banks of the Garonne.
55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Awards and press reviews
2014 Vintage: **Two Stars (denotes a remarkable wine) – Guide Hachette des Vins 2016 “… Nowadays, vines are the Château’s focal point, producing wines that regularly feature in the guide. Here we have a 100% Merlot, clear garnet in appearance, with an intense bouquet focusing on red fruits and citrus fruits, silky, opulent and very fresh on the palate. A delicious and remarkably well-balanced Clairet.”
2013 Vintage: Bronze Medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2014
2012 Vintage: Cited – Guide Hachette des Vins 2014 “… ruby-red in appearance, with a delicate and fresh bouquet laden with citrus fruits, red fruits and violets. This character is echoed on the palate, and is lively and light in style…”
Bronze Medal – Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2013
2011 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2012
*One star (denotes au great wine) – Guide Hachette des Vins 2013 “Harvesting early morning is the golden rule at Château Grimont. The aim is to retain the freshness of the grapes to produce a fruity clairet wine. Once swirled in the glass, this clear 2011 vintage reveals fresh, dark fruit aromas of blackberry and blackcurrant, lifted by delicious buttery character…”
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Classic fruity, delicious Clairet
The wine from Château Grimont reveals an attractive, pronounced pink hue. Intensely ripe, red fruit aromas of cherries and raspberries dominate on the nose and palate. Light, savoury tannins add spine to the fleshy volume. An appealing, highly aromatic Clairet, laden with supple, rounded character on the palate. An easy-drinking wine, best served chilled.
Thomas Drouineau, winemaker, Maison Delor