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2016 Clavis Orea St. Emilion Grand Cru

2016 Clavis Orea St. Emilion Grand Cru

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A wine that represents the right bank at his best, with great varietal definition, a great pedigree, well crafted, balanced, spicy, fruit driven, with good backbone.  This is a sleeper from 2016 that is accessible on the palate, refined, that can be enjoyed now but also can be aged up to 7-10 years before moving into secondary and tertiary stage. 

All our grapes come from properties at Vignobles Rollet in Saint-Émilion, where specific single vineyards are selected by Franck Jugelmann, and under our own management from vinification to the bottle. Vineyards that are family owned dating back to 17th century. Vineyards are located on foothills below the plateau facing South East & West, clay and deep limestone in Saint-Étienne-de Lisse, and with clay, silicious sand with perfect draining.


The Partners:
Franck Jugelmann is an autodidact, for nearly 2 decades plus he has been working as Winemaker and Maitre de Chai with 1st GCC left Bank example Ch Haut Brion where he started, and Ch Fonplegade, GCC St Emilion, Ch de Candale GC, and L'Enclos Pomerol.... Franck is today a wine consultant for several properties Chateaux of Vignobles Rollet Right Bank in Saint-Émilion, and making today Clavis Orea St Emilion GC as partner with. 

Lahcene Boutouba started his career at The Ritz Hotel Paris as Sommelier then moving to California US at Deutz Winery, next stop London with Grp Thienot ChampagnesBordeaux, Global Head of Sales for Wav & Michel Rolland, then Amssadeur export JL Thunevin, finally settled down in St Emilion, and created with Franck Clavis Orea GC St Emilion at Vignobles Rollet. 



100% Merlot  - 14.5% Alcohol

92 Points – Wine Enthusiast

“A powerfully ripe wine, this is dense both with tannins and concentrated
black fruits. Wood aging supports the dense fruit texture, adding spice
and smoothness to the wine's rough edges. Drink from 2021.”  

- Roger Voss