Chateau La Bourree Clairet Bordeaux France 2021
Bordeaux Clairet is the AOC for this wine, but the style has a connection with the British term “Clairet” that goes back centuries. During the Middle Ages these wines, heavier than a rosé but lighter than a red, were exported to England in such large quantities that the term "clairet" came to just mean "Bordeaux." Imagine if we now just called rosé from Southern France "provence!"
By leaving the juice on the skins for up to 72 hours after pressing, Clairet wines take on this vibrant red color, and just enough tannin to give it edges. We get dark red fruit, pink peppercorns, and juicy acidity on the palate, with aromas that can bring you back to summer, even in the dead of winter.
Food Ideas: eggplant and goat cheese sandwiches, duck and potato hash cakes, charcuterie and cheese platter, burgers and sweet potato fries
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