Clos Sainte Anne
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Côtes de Bordeaux AOC, Bordeaux, France
A Pomerol-esque wine from the Courselle sisters, with twelve months in oak, 1/3 new, leading to ripe fruit, with coffee and cocoa—elegant with spice and soft tannins.
The vines are grown in a perfect natural amphitheatre on an exceptional bit of terroir in Cadillac that typically produces sweet wines. It is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet.
- Merlot, Cabernet Franc
|Intensity||Light bodied||Full bodied|
Sylvie and Marie Courselle are sisters and
oenologists from Bordeaux. Together, they run
Château Thieuley, their family estate near La
Sauve in Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux.
Château Thieuley was bought by their
grandfather in 1950, but it was their father,
Francis Courselle, who made the estate famous.
He was a renowned expert in white wines and
an oenological educator at Bordeaux
University. Despite this recognition, Francis
Courselle truly earned Chateau Thieuley's
reputation by making outstanding white wines
that rival the great white wines of Burgundy.
Marie and Sylvie Courselle were raised in
vineyards and wineries, steeped in the practice
and culture of winemaking. It is here that
they inherited their father's passion for wine
and created Le Petit Courselle.
The name « Thieule » comes from the ancient French word ‘tioule’, a tile factory that used the local clay, the key component of the great Bordeaux vineyards. Our soils are a mix of clay and gravel. In Clos Sainte Anne, the quality of the terroir lies in t