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Clos Albertus

A small 1.5-hectare vineyard in the Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion appellation

Clos Albertus

The Saint-Georges vineyard is located to the north of the Saint-Émilion appellation, on the right bank of the Barbanne river. Along with the vineyards of Lussac-Saint-Émilion, Montagne-Saint-Émilion and Puisseguin-SaintÉmilion, it makes up the outer reaches of the Saint-Émilion vineyard.

The Corbin estate is now managed by Jacques Rambeau, and has been a family property for four generations. It values dedicated work and respect for the terroir. It has, therefore, decided to commit to ‘reasoned’ viticulture and is HEV-certified (a French certificate acknowledging high environmental value). Clos Albertus is a small 1.5-hectare vineyard in the Saint-Georges-Saint-Emilion appellation, and produces the most premium wine. The property faces south and stands at the foot of hillsides that afford breathtaking views over the town of SaintÉmilion.

  • Appellation : Saint-Georges Saint-Émilion.
  • Area under vine : 1,5 hectares.
  • Grape varieties : 40% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc.
  • Average age of vines : 35 years.
  • Integrated viticulture (High Environmental Value certification). 50 HL per hectare, green harvest, leaf stripping.
  • Soil type : Silty clay soil and clay-limestone subsoil. South facing slopes.
  • Ageing : 12 months in French oak barrels.
  • Tasting Notes : An elegant and generous wine. The Cabernets add floral vivacity and a full bodied palate to the rich and round Merlot. The use of oak completes its balance and lenght.
  • Ageing potential : 3 to 20 years.