Spurned on by their passion for wine and love of a challenge, Olivia and Didier Le Calvez forged their path in the wine world with the support of Stephane Derenoncourt, an iconic figure in the Bordeaux wine region.
They searched for 2 years and fell in love with a wine-making property that has ideal soil and climate as well as a perfect grape variety – 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Each piece of the puzzle fit perfectly to create a rich in flavour and yet still subtle in taste.
Located in Puisseguin Saint-Emilion, the place combines the perfect ” terroir ” with an ideal climate.
The vineyard cover an area of 15.5 hectares (with 1 hectare of wood). Situated on the famous Saint Emilion Plateau, at 108m high, the property benefits from the best land in the area and from a well-drained clay-limestone and clay-siliceous soil. The vineyard has an average age of 25 to 30 years old.
Renowned wine consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt joined Olivia and Didier to assist in maintaining the richness of the vintages while respecting and guarding the authenticity and nature of the place.
And thus Chateau Clarisse was born! Named after their daughter, it adds another chapter to this lovely family story….