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Bordeaux Clairet (France)

Bordeaux Clairet is a Rosé wine so deep in color that it looks like a light red wine.

Typical Flavors


Strawberry
Strawberry
Gooseberry
Black
Currant
Rose
Rose
Rose
Peon

Intense Strawberry and Black Currant flavors are typical for Bordeaux Clairet.

Floral notes (Rose and Peony).

Profile

Bordeaux Clairet tend to be dry with a good body:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium Plus
ACIDITYMedium Plus
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Pizza
Pizza
Tapas
Antipasti
Charcuterie
Charcuterie
Seafood
Seafood

Paella
Pasta
Spicy Asian
Spicy
Tacos
Tex-Mex
Hamburger
Hamburger

Chicken
Chicken
Lamb
Lamb
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Bordeaux Clairet has a well-balanced acidity, making it very versatile for food pairing.

It loves BBQ, Pasta and Spicy Food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Pasta. Risotto. Cous Cous.
Tapenade. Bruschetta. Olive Oil.
Anchovy. Garlic. Safran. Herbs.
Grilled or Roasted Fish. Seafood. Paella. Fishcakes.
Tacos. Fajitas. Wrap. Quiche.
Cold Cuts. Charcuterie. Sausages.
Roasted Chicken. Turkey. Ham. Lamb. Veal.
BBQ. Grilled Pork. Hamburger.

Best Match Cuisine:
Mediterranean. Spicy Asian. Thai.
Mexican. Tex Mex. Moroccan. Indian Curry.

Cheese:
Goat. Sheep.
Medium Aged Cow Cheese.

French Specialities

Salad Niçoise.
Salad from Nice, with Tomatoes, Eggs, Olives, Tuna, and Olive Oil.

Quiche Lorraine.
Tart filled with Cheese, Meat, Bacon, and Vegetables.

Bouillabaisse.
Provençal fish stew with Fish, Herbs, and Spices.

Ratatouille.
Provençal stewed Vegetables.

About

The Bordeaux Clairet appellation covers the entire Bordeaux region.

The main grape is Merlot.

The term "Clairet" is a leftover from a time when it was used to describe lighter and paler red wines from Bordeaux.

Today, Bordeaux Clairet is a Rosé wine that have spent around 24 hours on the skins and lees during fermentation, resulting in a very dark colored wine.

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