The name and history of Clos Floridène simply evokes the names of its founders: Denis and Florence Dubourdieu. At its beginnings, in 1982, Clos Floridène is a small enclosure with 2 hectares of old white vines of Sémillon and Muscadelle, a winemaker’s house, an old cellar and 2 ha of wasteland planted since their acquisition in Cabernet Sauvignon. Gradually, by successive purchases of neighboring parcels, is constituted the current vineyard. In 1991, Clos Floridène grew significantly by joining Château Montalivet, a vineyard of 13 ha, mostly contiguous to Floridène.
Exclusively maintained by traditional plowing, the terroir of the Clos Floridène vineyard receives no herbicide. Organic manures are based on vegetable composts. Ebourgeonnages, trellings and stripping are done by hand with meticulous care. Clos Floridène produces a dry white wine and a red wine from the Graves appellation. The red vineyard (17.3 ha) has a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon (72%) associated with 28% Merlot.
This wine offers an original nectar strongly marked by an unusual association in Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon on limestone. In a bright and intense color, it has an aroma of blackcurrant strawberry, with notes of mint and licorice. Its fruity and tannic flavors are powerful, silky and fresh.