The others varieties of grapes at Chateau Clos Mignon

The vineyard and its grape vines

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

From Bordeaux, the Cabernet Sauvignon has a place of choice in many countries. Thanks to its high aromatic density and its capacity to improve with age, it can produce the most expensive and sought-after collections of wines. Its berries are very small and its thick skins produce solid compounds and a less clear juice. Which means for a red wine, more tannins, aromas and colors. Best when blended with sweet grapes, it brings density and longevity to the wine. Alone, it is aggressive. This results in dark, intense wines, ranging from notes of blackcurrant aroma for low maturity grapes, to notes of cherry and « Eau de vie«  for higher maturity grapes, going through a palette of aromas such as : blackberry, grilled pepper, red fruits or spices.

  • Cabernet franc

The Cabernet franc likely came from the Spanish Pyrenees,

and progressively gained the south-west of France via the pilgrims returning from Saint Jacques of Compostela. France has no less than 36000 hectares, and Aquitaine more than half of the cultivated areas. It’s aromas are spicy, ranging from notes of raspberry to violet, but also tobacco and blackcurrant. A less tannic wine known for its finesse. Like Cabernet Sauvignon, it has an excellent ability to age well. Often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it can be vinified alone with a controlled acidity and sweet tannins due to the particular affinity for the climate of the Loire Valley

  • Syrah

Syrah originates from the south of France (Rhone) and is mainly used as a blend wine. Quite similar to Cabernet, Syrah needs sun to ripen well,

which gives it a fruity character that clearly distinguishes it from others.

This concentrated intense and deep energy brings the necessary acidity

to our Negrette, which can also be drunk alone while remaining well-balanced. Syrah also brings depth and full-body to the wine. It gives colorful wines, very aromatic, complex, high alcohol level, very smooth, and structured. The rosés are bright, aromatic, smooth and very fruity.

Its aromas are fruity (red fruits), but also spicy and floral (violet).

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