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Château Clerc Milon
Château Clerc Milon’s commitment to the Cité du Vin, agreed previously by the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (1933-2014), who was enamoured of art and culture, expresses a conviction intimately shared by the current owners: that the art of wine also deserves a centre of its own in our cultural heritage and that Bordeaux is undoubtedly its world capital.
Chateau Clerc Milon, a Grand Cru Classé of 1855, was bought in 1970 by Baron Philippe de Rothschild (1902-1988), and is now one of the most sought-after of Bordeaux wines thanks to its strength and its elegance. Baroness Philippine, who was an actress for a long time, gave it a strong theatrical identity, with its vast terrace overlooking the vines like a stage facing infinite rows of spectators, and its label which reproduces a precious miniature from the Museum of Wine in Art at Mouton: a duo of dancers in gold, enamel and pearls inspired by characters from the Commedia dell’Arte.
Close to the Gironde, Chateau Clerc Milon benefits from a high-quality terroir, just as much for the composition of its soil as for its exposure. It is ideally situated between two Premier Crus Classés. Most of the vineyard is more than 50 years old and contains a rich genetic heritage. It is planted with typical grape varieties for the region, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot as well as the rare and historic Carmenère.
Thanks to Baroness Philippine’s dynamism and a dedicated team, the Château now has incomparable facilities worthy of a great Pauillac: a restructured vineyard, a new fermenting room in 2007 and cutting-edge equipment. Today, Camille Sereys de Rothschild, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, and Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild continue their mother’s work.