The wine, fruit of the earth
An interaction between climate and soil conditions creates what is known as terroir.
On LA CLAYMORE land, our vines are planted in a subsoil of sand and clay (molasses du Fronsadais), rich in iron.
The 4 hectares pond, extending along at the foot of the slopes, creates a microclimate and attenuates temperature variations, limiting the risk of winter and spring frosts during the growing season.
The vineyards of La Claymore are in one piece with 2 different sub-soils: the upper plateau and the hillside facing south / south-west show a well-draining sub-soil enabling to achieve full ripeness; the foot of the hillside near the pond is cooler and more clayey, and avoids summer water stress.
An ideal soil where the MERLOT grape reigns. The CABERNET grapes have later fructification and grow better on the heights of the hillside, whereas MALBEC adapts well at mid-slope near a small forest, due to its rusticity.
Our vines are rooted in the sunny foothills of the estate with a temperate oceanic climate, and produce wines of intense color, with a fruity and generous bouquet, structured by powerful and harmonious tannins.
Le vin est le fils du soleil et de la terre, mais il a eu le travail comme accoucheur.