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CIVB Selects Claribès Rosé

  We now have two wines selected by the CIVB in 2012. The CIVB selects Château de Claribès Rosé    “Hand-Picked Bordeaux” as well as Marpeau Rouge 2005 – Sainte Foy Bordeaux. The Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB or Bordeaux

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Wine of the Week

The wine of the week is: The 2009 Sainte-Foy-Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc from Château de Claribès. A 100% Sauvignon Blanc picked by hand and transferred into stainless steel tank within minutes. Fermented cool followed by a little time on the lees before bottling. A fairly

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BMI Baby – Destination Guide

FRANCE BORDEAUX THE INSIDER… Bernard Petine, president of Château des Vigiers Golf & Country Club, an hour’s drive east of Bordeaux. F-24240 Monestier, tel: +33 (0)5 5361 5000, www.vigiers.com HIS TIPS… SAINT EMILION: Take a 45-minute scenic drive up to this pretty

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Loved the Style and Intelligent Winemaking

White 2007 – Silver pale, quite fresh Sauvignon Blanc, has flesh from lees stirring and lovely fruit over nice Granny Smith acidity, very good length and balance. (Plus it lasted well for five days in the fridge once opened). 2005

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Rosé Just Stunning

Stunning with Chateau de Claribes Rosé

Hi there ….just a wee note…… I did a tasting myself on the rosé…..very nice with a room temperature salad of tomato and basil, quite nice paired with a simple bowl of redcurrants with a little caster sugar but the

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Maison Rouge Good Balance and Finish

I tasted the Maison Rouge 2005. I really appreciate the balance between fruit and structure. Full bodied wine on the beginning and sweetness in the mid pallet. Good finish well balanced with soft tannin and acidity. I also really appreciate

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