Clos Floridène, is today a vineyard of 42 ha, in the appellation Graves; Mostly located on the limestone plateau of Pujols sur Ciron, near Barsac, it also has some plots on the stony terraces of Illats.
From a geological point of view, a part of the soil of Pujols sur Ciron where most of the vineyard is located is very similar to the soil of Barsac. A thin layer of clayey sand rich in iron oxide, "the red sands of the Barsacais", covers the calcareous subsoil. This rocky slab limits the rooting depth of the vine to about 50 cm. During the summer, the finely porous limestone restores to the vine the water it soaked during the winter, avoiding excessive water stress. A small part of the vineyard (3.1 hectares), in the commune of Illats, occupies a clay-gravel rump.
The picking is carried out manually in general in one time and if it is necessary by 2 successive sorts of golden grapes, reached their aromatic optimum. After a possible phase of pellicular maceration, the slow extraction of the juices is carried out protected from oxidation. The musts of gout are rigorously separated from the musts of press and their clarification is done by natural sedimentation. The fermentation takes place in barrels renewed quarter. The breeding lasts 8 months on lees regularly resuspended.
Clos Floridène Blanc has the particular character of white wines from the great limestone soils: green gold color, intense aroma with fruity notes of white peach, lemon, grapefruit, mineral nuances, roasted, toasted. Powerful and fresh flavors of the fruit in all its brilliance, density and structure of a great white wine. It can be kept for at least 10 years.