Château Clos Mansio
Clos Mansio has produced wine since 1850. It is located in the village of Mazion near the church.
The Dartier family took over the estate in 1991 and restructured the vineyard consisting of 25% Malbec and 75% Merlot vines. The soil is largely clay-limestone and sand.
The 24 year-old Malbec vines produce wine that is aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. The Merlot wine is aged in stainless steel vats for 18 months. The blend of these two varieties is made two months before bottling.
Clos Mansio is a powerful, deeply-coloured wine with hints of spice and tobacco.
It has good ageing potential, but is also enjoyable young if the wine is opened up a few hours beforehand, or decanted.
This vineyard has been cited in "the Féret" ("Bordeaux and its Wines") ever since 1870. The word perrin means "place where one finds stone". There are also flint tools and Gallo-Roman vestiges (mill stones, pottery, etc.). The vines grow on a gentle slope with excellent natural drainage conducive to the ideal ripening of Merlot grapes.
The Dartier family took over the 6-hectare vineyard in 2008, uprooting and replanting certain plots, as well as introducing a new grape variety – Carménère – which will be blended with our finest Merlot in 3 years... Well worth discovering.