Clos Floridène is today a 40 ha vineyard in the Graves appellation; Mainly located on the limestone plateau of Pujols sur Ciron, near Barsac, it also has a few plots on the stony terraces of Illats. Its name evokes the first names of its founders: Denis and Florence Dubourdieu. Exclusively maintained by traditional ploughing, the soil of this vineyard receives no herbicides. Organic manures are based on vegetable compost. Particular care is taken with pruning and disbudding, exclusively carried out by the winegrowers, with a view to optimizing the quality of the harvest and the longevity of the vine. Trellising, stripping and thinning are done by hand with meticulous care.
The 2019 Blanc reveals an enticing nose of fresh lime juice, yuzu zest and pink grapefruit with wafts of coriander seed and shaved almonds. The medium-bodied palate has a seriously racy line of freshness cutting through the intense citrus layers, finishing on a chalky note. [88-90 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown– June 2020, robertparker.com]