Clos des Religieuses – Puisseguin Saint Émilion
An AOC Puisseguin Saint Emilion wine composed of 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc from 10ha of vines with an average 25 years age.
The grapes are fermented in a mixture of temperature controlled stainless steel and cement vats, depending on the particular grapes, with a maceration period of 4 weeks. The wine then benefits from between 10 to 12 months of aging in oak barrels.
A good complex nose with some earthy/farmyard notes. A smooth palate with tannins that give a nice ‘grip’ on the finish.
Drinking now, but will improve further over the next couple of years.
Can be appreciated with most meats and cheeses.
About the Producer
Clos des Religieuses
Le Clos des Religieuses is a family property, acquired in 1952, by the Gerbeau Leynier family is now run by Sabine and Thierry Leynier. Their 10ha of vineyards lie near Puisseguin, the Saint Emilion satellite just five miles from the centre of Saint Emilion.
Le Clos des Religieuses originates from the Order of Sainte-Ursule, a Catholic religious order made up of teaching nuns called the Ursulines. The buildings dating from the 17th century were constructed as an annex to the convent of Saint-Émilion.
Trivia: The Ursulines are the creators of the famous Saint-Émilion macaroon.