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Co­ralie de Boüard presents Château Clos de Boüard (AOC Montagne Saint-Emil­ion)

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Co­ralie de Boüard, coowner and board mem­ber of the Château La Fleur de Boüard (La­land­ede-Pomerol) an­nounced the ac­qui­si­tion of Château Tour de Mus­set pre­vi­ously owned by Cas­tel Frères com­pany. The prop­erty is sit­u­ated in AOC Montagne Saint-Emil­ion (30 hectares).The ter­roir is com­posed of clay and lime­stone.The Château is mainly planted with Mer­lot (19.62 hectares) but also has Caber­net Franc (7, 34 hectares) and Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon (2.59 hectares).The av­er­age age of the vines is 35 years.

The cre­ation of Château Clos de Boüard is an am­bi­tious fam­ily project that aims to take the lead­er­ship of the Montagne Saint-Emil­ion ap­pel­la­tion.

VertdeVin: Why did you choose to in­vest in this wine ap­pel­la­tion?

Co­ralie de Boüard : We started over 7 years ago to se­ri­ously seek a vine­yard to buy. We also con­sid­ered buy­ing a win­ery in an­other wine re­gion… The key idea was to find a great ter­roir. Château Clos de Boüard is in

the Montagne Saint-Emil­ion ap­pel­la­tion and more pre­cisely on Parsac (lo­cal­ity Mus­set).We are on beau­ti­ful cal­care­ous clays.We don’t have to envy Saint-Emil­ion about the qual­i­ties of the ter­roir.The prop­erty prof­its from a good bio­di­ver­sity and a good eco-sys­tem.

V.d.V.: What are your goals for the Château Clos de Boüard in a long term per­spec­tive ? C.d.B : We have a great am­bi­tions for Château Clos de Boüard.We would like to be­come a leader, one of the lead­ing châteaux of this wine ap­pel­la­tion (AOC). As in La­lande-de-Pomerol with the Château La Fleur de Bouard we want to show that even on an AOC mod­er­ately less known, we can make great wines with great ter­roirs. We have made sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ments in the vine­yard and also in the pro­duc­tion tools. We wish to pro­duce three dif­fer­ent cu­vées: a wine from a grape bar­rel fer­men­ta­tion (Vini­fi­ca­tion in­té­grale), Château Clos de Boüard (first wine) and a sec­ond wine (La Dame de Mus­set or Mus­set de Boüard). Con­cern­ing the pack­ag­ing you will have to wait un­til De­cem­ber to dis­cover our dif­fer­ent la­bels. V.d.V.: 2016 is go­ing to be your first har­vest of Montagne Saint-Emil­ion. What are your first im­pres­sions of this vin­tage?

C.d.B : Our clays have al­lowed us to be pro­tected from scald­ing and stop­ping ma­tu­rity. This vin­tage looks qual­i­ta­tively very beau­ti­ful. Quan­ti­ties are good, it’s good for a first har­vest.

We started vine­yard works in May ac­cord­ing to Cas­tel Frères (be­fore flow­er­ing).We work with the same at­ten­tion, the same rigor as at La Fleur de Boüard in La­lande de Pomerol.We are wait­ing to taste the first juice.Come join the En Primeur wine tast­ing (April 2017) to dis­cover it!

Let´s wish them the same suc­cess as to La Fleur de Boüard !

Thanks to Co­ralie de Boüard for her warm wel­come.

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