Claouset Bordeaux Blanc 2017
David Siozard is on his tractor right there drinking Bordeaux. The photo might be a little staged, but the content speaks volumes. Who wouldn't want to be doing that?
A few years ago a neighbor unearthed the remains of what have now been identified as Gallo-Roman houses. It was proof positive that humans have been making use of the agricultural qualities of this region--known as Entre-deux-Mers for thousands of years. But the work of the Siozard brothers over the last 10 has been transformative and remarkable.
By the late 90's this was an estate in disrepair--poorly farmed, a rundown winery, and lifeless wines. But today, we have a gem on our hands and a thoroughly different experience. Wines at Domaine de Claouset are clean, bright, energetic, and thoughtful, a lot like David.
The Domaine de Claouset Blanc from 2017 is shockingly delicious--a wonderful blend of Sauvignon and Semillon, with small doses of Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle. Finding a tasty little gem like this is why we do what we do. When we first tasted this wine with David we were sure it would be 50% more spendy than turned out to be.
This is the everyday wine at Claouset. The range improves from here. But you know me, I like finding the great value in the everyday bottle. And this one is it!