FEATURES OF THE VINTAGE
The vines adapted surprisingly well to exceptional climatology. After one of the rainiest winters ever, excellent conditions during flowering and fruit set, followed by hydric stress, brought clear advantages. When came the harvest, the grapes were smaller than usual, however abundant and the sanitary quality was irreproachable. The marc/juice ratio turned out to be ideal, giving spontaneously lots of colour and gorgeous tannin. Right from the start the juices were promising, showing great balance and charm. 2016 will remain engraved in our memories as being a year of strong emotions.
The deep ruby colour promises great density. The nose is intense and pure, with notes of blackberry, plums and Morello cherries, subtly toasted. The palate is powerful but then extremely soft, with captivating depth. The mouth is complex, filled with ripe and sweet black fruit, lifted with the delicate spiciness of Brazilian pepper. The precision of the tannins and the graphite hints complete the vibrant personality of this Clinet 2016.
22 & 23 SEPTEMBER
Young Merlot Vines
24, 26, 27 & 30 SEPTEMBER
1 & 2 OCTOBER
Ancient Merlot Vines
Yes, this is a magnificent Clinet.
Impressive, in the richer style.
It has that incredible Clinet precision.
The linear character to this is so impressive.
Opulent and concentrated nose with excellent fruit.
Le meilleur jamais fait!
C'est un vin droit très sincère et complet.
This is a landmark wine for Clinet.
Displaying the typical Clinet confidence and richness.
10.02 HA IN PRODUCTION
40 YEARS, AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES
ANCIENT GRAVEL AND DEEP CLAY
HARVESTING BY SUB-PLOT
21 DAYS AVERAGE TIME IN VAT
- 14° ALC.
10% CABERNET SAUVIGNON
39HL / HA FOR THE GRAND VIN
70% NEW BARRELS
4 000 CASES