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Contacts : Maria-Dolorès et François Linard

La Claymore

Maison Neuve

33570 Lussac

Tél. 33 (0)5 57 74 67 48

contact@laclaymore.fr

www.laclaymore.fr

La Claymore

Created in 1960, the vineyard has been run by François Linard and his wife Maria-Dolores, both originally from Brittany, since 2001. Experienced food engineers, they currently run the property. François has been passionate about wine since the age of 20 and is now living his dream. As an independent wine grower, he has constantly restructured his vineyard and established a renowned family wine estate in the process. The 60 hectares of unbroken land, including 44 ha of vineyards, sit at the juncture between three appellations:
Lussac Saint-Emilion (28 ha); Montagne Saint-Emilion (8 ha) ; and Bordeaux Supérieur (8 ha).

Celtic culture has left its mark:

In the 11th and 12th centuries, the English ruled Bordeaux and Benedictine monks decorated the monolithic church of Saint-Emilion with sculptures influenced by the Celtic culture.
Claymore became a garrison for the Scots during the Battle of Castillon. Remnants of the area’s history can be found in the names of wines and label illustrations (cups, dragons, swords), which hark back to the language and legends of the Celts.
The two-handed swords are Claymores (from the Celtic Claidheamh Mor) and their instantly recognisable cross guard was decorated with a quatrefoil or cloverleaf design. Warriors from the Highlands would wield these hefty swords with all their might, using both hands.
Flaunys is a Celt-Gaelic word meaning paradise. The Celts traditionally depicted paradise with a cauldron or a cup containing an elixir of eternal life reserved for noble warriors. An example of the cup is featured in the Holy Grail fresco, a remarkable sculpture in the monolithic church of Saint-Emilion.

Testimonial:

“We are involved in Qualenvi, a programme that sets high environmental standards and is certified by an independent body, to protect biodiversity in our vineyards. Spraying is optimised and reduced every year. We are gradually introducing machines for weed control in order to stop using weed killers altogether in the short term. We are certified HVE (High Environmental Value) level 3. For exports, we belong to the DVA group, Domaines & Vignobles Associés.”

Distinguishing features:

On La Claymore estate, a 4-hectare lake located at the foot of the hills forms a microclimate which lessens temperature variations and promotes significant biodiversity. The lake, coupled with the vineyard’s remarkable configuration – encompassing three different levels of hills – allows each grape variety to thrive: Merlot can be established on any of the estate’s plots as they are all ideally suited to the variety; Cabernet-Sauvignon, a later-ripening grape, prefers hillside sites; whilst Malbec likes to be near a woodland, half way up the hillside.

FACT SHEET

Château La Claymore
Lussac Saint-Emilion

Vineyard area: 28 hectares

Soils: high clay and sandstone content

Varietal range: 79% Merlot, 14% Cabernet, 7% Malbec

Château Flaunys
Montagne Saint-Emilion

Vineyard area: 2 hectares

Soils: clay, sandy with iron

Varietal range: 100% Merlot

Château Cilorn
Bordeaux Supérieur

Vineyard area: 3 hectares

Soils: clay with high sand and iron content

Varietal range: 100% Merlot

 

 

Consultant winemaker: Stéphane Toutoundji

 

Contacts : Maria-Dolorès et François Linard

La Claymore

Maison Neuve

33570 Lussac

Tél. 33 (0)5 57 74 67 48

contact@laclaymore.fr

www.laclaymore.fr

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