The history of this château began in the sixteenth century with the family, Roborel
Climens, owner of the château, who has developed the vineyard. Thereafter, five
families had succeeded each others at Climens. With all the application and selection,
displayed by the various Climens’s owners, the wine has become, in the classification
of 1855, premier cru of Barsac. Since 1974, the Lurtons have owned the Château
Climens. Called the Yquem of Barsac or the Lord of Barsac, the first wine of Chateau
Climens is a wine of pleasure. The renowned Lucien Lurton, owner of classified
growths of the Medoc, was owner of the domain and granted him the care he needed.
His daughter, Berenice Lurton, took over the reins of the field in 1992.
Situated on the highest point of the Barsac appellation, the vines stretch over 30
hectares around the château, in one continuous vineyard. The red soil, dotted with
pebbles is made up of a thin layer of clayey, ferruginous sand on a substratum of
fissured starfish limestone. The combinaton of these soils and the slope provide
excellent natural drainage.
What to drink with... Roquefort Blue.
Roquefort is a blue cheese made from sheep’s milk and comes from the South of France and has protected designation of origin status.
This cheese has a salty, savoury character with a sharp tang coming from the blue mouldy veins. A sweet wine will complement this cheese and we love our Muscat de Beaumes de Venise with its balancing acidity as well as our Italian sticky Ambrosie Verduzzo Friulano. If you fancy something fuller in the mouth, then opt for our special Amarone or our pretty fab Malvasia from Madeira.