Francs Côtes de Bordeaux

LaClaverie Cotes de Bordeaux

Francs Côtes de Bordeaux


Country France
Region Bordeaux
Producer Château Laclaverie


Style Red
Practices Sustainable
Grapes Cabernet Franc, Merlot

85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc. The vines average 40 year old and are planted on a clay/limestone soil, at a density of 5500 vines/ha. Traditional light ploughing and aeration of the soil with inter-row planting of cereals in the winter, de-budding, and leaf-thinning. The grapes are destemmed. 80% of the wine is aged 12 to 16 months in concrete vats, the rest is aged 10 to 12 months in barrels. First racking after 6 to 10 months (before the summer), second racking before bottling. Fining and filtration if necessary. 3000 cases made.

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About the Producer

The vineyard of Château Laclaverie is dominated by a square tower constructed by the English during the Hundred Years war. Renovated by George Thienpont during the 1970s, the vineyard became the property of his son Nicolas in 1984. Nicolas Thienpont has a solid reputation as a winemaker: his family owns Château Le Pin and Vieux Château Certan, and he managed several Premier Grand Cru Classé in Saint Emilion.

Château Laclaverie used to only produce red wine but since 2006, Nicolas Thienpont has been uprooting the Cabernet vines to replace them by white grapes, better suited to some of the soils present on the estate. A lot of care and passion goes into the production of both white and red wines, and special attention is given to picking the grapes at optimum maturity.

Farming practices: sustainable.