Ch Clerc Milon

Ch Clerc Milon

After the death of Jean-Baptiste Clerc in 1863, Chateau Clerc Milon passed through several hands during a long, undistinguished period of neglect and decline until it was sold in 1970 for a low price to the Baron Philippe de Rothschild, owner of Mouton. Thus began the modern era and the renaissance of Clerc Milon. Major renovations took place both in the wine-making facilities and in the vineyard with the acquisition of new plots. Today managed by Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy, Chateau Clerc Milon is a fairly large property, with over 100 separate plots of vines spread out over a large area but making up a total surface area of 43.6 hectares.

The current grape mix in the vineyard is approximately 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, and a small amount (1%), of that now rare for Bordeaux grape variety, Carmenere.