Thematic tastings at Château Climens, starting September

Château Climens in Barsac, Bordeaux in southwestern France 

World famous for its dessert wines, Barsac is one of the communes of the Sauternes appellation situated on the northern boundary of the Sauternes commune, on the left bank of the Garonne river. With red sand and light gravel soils on slightly flatter land than Sauternes, Barsac has a little over 800 hecatres under vine and around two million bottles produced on average annually. Barsac wines are a little lighter in style, less liquorous and more fruity than Sauternes.

Offering thematic tastings starting September, Château Climens is the quintessence  of the Barsac appellation, producing the greatest sauternes. Built as a chartreuse, a traditional style home in the 17th century by the Roborel de Climens family over more than two centuries ago,  Climens is headed by Bérénice Lurton who has taken it from strength to strength.

Plan a visit to Barsac in southwestern France to taste the biodynamic, terroir wines of Climens, see the unusual tisanerie (plant and herb drying room) and the barrel cellar with its Cistercian purity.

Tastings in the reception area of the beautiful 17th century traditional Bordeaux “chartreuse” building.
Duration: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
Visits from Monday to Friday at 10am, 2pm and 4pm by appointment
Price: 15 euros per person

Vertical tasting of vintages
Become an apprentice expert: 
Visiting and tasting four wines from Château  Climens accompanied by a delicious mixed platter
Duration: Approximately two hours
Visits from Monday to Friday at 10am, 2pm and 4pm by appointment
Price: 60 euros per person

Lunch created exclusively in partnership with the Michelin star restaurant, Darroze to match Climens wines with the finest cuisine served in the private rooms of the Château.
Reservations: minimum a week in advance for 6 to 14 persons

climens11The food and wine pairing menu 

Cyprès de Climens 2012
Black truffle with creamy scrambled eggs, Seabass tartare and fresh lime, Lobster and wasabi maki

Château Climens 2008
Prawn tails, rougail of fennel, Newburg sauce emulsion

Château Climens 1996
Fillet of sergeant fish, rocket pesto, melba spring vegetables / Free-range chicken breast, raw and cooked asparagus, morello mushroom cream sauce

Château Climens 2000
Selection of refined cheeses

Château Climens 1978

Mango and passion fruit dome, coconut sorbet

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