Clos Des Moiselles Cotes de Bourg Bordeaux, Complete Guide

Clos des Moiselles Oswaldo Hernandez

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Clos de Moiselles History, Overview

Clos des Moiselles is a fairly new Bordeaux wine producer that makes both red Bordeaux wine and white Bordeaux wine. Clos des Moiselles is owned by Oswaldo Hernandez.

Venezuelan-born Oswaldo Hernandez did not set out to be a vineyard owner in Bordeaux. In fact, he was first interested in a career as a professional Baseball player who almost became a member of the New York Yankees Baseball team!

However, once he was bitten by the wine bug, he decided to return to school and earned a degree in Enology instead. Clos des Moiselles is sold exclusively in the North American market through Jeffrey Davies Signature Selections. Clos des Moiselles produces 2 red Bordeaux wines and one white Bordeaux wine.

Clos des Moiselles Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

Clos des Moiselles comes from a 10.8 hectare parcel of vines. The vineyard is planted to 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and a whopping 16% Malbec. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,000 vines per hectare. The wine is aged for 12 months in 10% new, French barrels for 12 months before bottling. The production is close to 3,000 cases per vintage.

Clos des Moiselles Bord’Eaux is usually produced from 100% Merlot. However, 10% of the vineyard is planted to Cabernet Franc, so the blend can change. This inexpensive, Bordeaux value wine comes in screw caps. The grapes come from a 13.5 hectare vineyard planted to a vine density of 5,000 vines per hectare.

The wine is vinified in a combination of stainless steel vats and cement tanks following a 27-day maceration. This extremely well priced, early drinking wine has a production that averages 6,500 cases per year.

For the white Bordeaux wine, Le Bord’Eaux Blanc du Clos des Moiselles, the wine made its debut in the 2012 vintage. The grapes are planted in a 3 hectare parcel.

The vineyard has a terroir of clay and limestone soils. The vineyard is planted to 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. The vines are planted to 5,555 vines per hectare. On average, the vines are 21 years of age.

To produce Clos des Moiselles white Bordeaux wine, they spend a lot of time and effort to make this Bordeaux Blanc the best wine possible. After a 12-hour pre-fermentation maceration, the newly pressed juice is then cold stabilized for up to 10 days for maximum extraction before alcoholic fermentation which can take up to two weeks.

The wine is aged on its lees for its the first 21 days. The lees are stirred by the injection of inert gas. On average, the wine is aged in French oak barrels for up to 10 months before bottling.

The production of Le Bord’Eaux Blanc du Clos des Moiselles is close to 2,000 cases per vintage

The best vintages of Clos des Moiselles are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, and 2010.

When to Drink Clos des Moiselles, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Clos des Moiselles is better with at least 1-2 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for less than 1 hour, helping the wine soften to help develop the aromatic character.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Clos des Moiselles offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 1-3 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Clos des Moiselles with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Clos des Moiselles is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Clos des Moiselles is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Clos Moiselles is also good when matched with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

Clos des Moiselles Wine Tasting Notes

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2016 Clos Des Moiselles  (Côtes de Bourg) 88

Round, forward and featuring licorice, black cherry and cocoa, with lush textures and a fruity finish. 88 Points

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2015 Clos Des Moiselles  (Côtes de Bourg) 89

Early drinking, medium-bodied, round, fruity, earthy and with a nice dark red fruit, cocoa and licorice character that's fully ready to go. And it sells for a song. 89 Points

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2014 Clos Des Moiselles  (Côtes de Bourg) 88

From a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec, the wine is forward and packed with load of fresh black cherries, lush textures and chocolate with thyme coated cherries in the finish. The wine reached 14.2% alcohol. This wine is a Jeffrey Davies Selection Exclusive. 87-89 Pts

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2014 Clos Des Moiselles Le Bordeaux  (Côtes de Bourg) 85

Notes of jammy black cherries and licorice, this is an easy to drink, fun quaffer. It’s impossible to find a better wine for under $9. This wine is a Jeffrey Davies Selection Exclusive. 84-86 Pts

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2011 Bord'Eaux  (Côtes de Bourg) 86

From 100% Merlot, culled from 24 year-old vines, the wine reached 14% alcohol. Ripe black raspberry and cocoa scents, soft, lush textures and a sweet licorice- and black cherry-filled finish is a bargain at under $10.00! 85-87 Pts

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2010 Clos Des Moiselles  (Côtes de Bourg) 85

Easy to drink wine of pleasure, with a soft, chocolate covered cherry and licorice personality that is ready to go. The wine was produced from blending 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 12% Malbec. 85 Points

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