Château Clerc Milon, Pauillac

Chateau Clerc Milon Pauillac is a wine of great richness. It is characterized by aromas of ripe black fruits and is produced on the great terroirs of Pauillac.

Château Clerc Milon : history of the estate

The history of the Clerc Milon de Pauillac as well as its success is justified by three expressions:

  • legendary terroir
  • prestigious neighborhood
  • providential encounter

The terroir of Pauillac is where some of the world’s greatest wines are made: Mouton and Lafite are illustrious first growths. In reality, Clerc Milon is located to the north of the commune of Pauillac. The first owner was Jean-Baptiste Clerc. As for the part of the name that is “Milon”, it refers to a nearby hamlet in Pauillac. Clerc sold the estate in 1863 to the notary Jacques Mondon, shortly before his death. The latter renamed it Château Clerc-Milon-Mondon. Barron Philippe de Rothschild in turn acquired it in the 1970s and then undertook to restore it to its classified growth status. He took it at a million francs and changed its name to Château Clerc Milon.

Château Clerc Milon is one of the most appreciated châteaux in the Bordeaux region. With the support of Baroness Philippine, it is now a perfectly equipped place with technical facilities and reception areas worthy of its reputation. He has at his disposal 41 hectares of vineyards, which are located in the northeastern part and whose appellation is Pauillac.

The vinification of Château Clerc Milon

The Clerc Milon de Pauillac occupies mainly the beautiful hillside of Mousset. The latter overlooks the Gironde. It is a slight slope that allows both natural drainage and sunlight. The proximity of the river creates a microclimate that protects the vines from spring frosts, reduces the risk of hail and provides coolness in summer. The soil is made up of two thirds of deep sandy gravel on a clay-limestone base that outcrops on the eastern part of the estate. Depending on the parcels, the plantation has a high density that varies from 8,500 to 10,000 vines per hectare. The viticulture is carried out in an integrated way, taking into account the respect of the environment and strictly reducing the use of phytosanitary products. Vinification is carried out in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The vatting time is 15 to 22 days in total.

Château Clerc Milon de Pauillac and its characteristics

Chateau Clerc Milon was part of the selections of wines in the 1855 classification. It is located in the middle of the Pauillac appellation. His average age is 53 years. His average age is 53, which would make him one of the highest in the Médoc. It is classified as 5th Grand Cru. It is red in color and of reasoned culture. As far as the grape varieties are concerned, the vineyard has five that are typical of the region:

  • 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 37% Merlot ;
  • 8% Cabernet Franc
  • 2 % Petit Verdot
  • 1 % Carmenère

When tasted, Clerc Milon de Pauillac has the following characteristics: powerful, fruity, tannic and fleshy.