Edmond de Rothschild Heritage
Such a short word to express so much energy. Edmond de Rothschild made it the foundation of his achievements and passed it on as a legacy. This is how the Edmond de Rothschild family, generation after generation, has unveiled the potential of unused vineyards to transform them into wineries of unparalleled reputation. This is how Megève, a small mountain village, became a legendary tourist destination of worldwide renown. This is how, with hard work and perseverance, the family farm became the only cheese dairy to produce Brie de Meaux Fermier AOP and to develop it so boldly.
Château Clarke bears the name of the Irish family that acquired this vast estate in 1771. After passing through several generations that kept the winemaking tradition alive for over two centuries, the property was acquired by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1973. A wine lover like many other members of his illustrious family, Edmond de Rothschild dreamed of owning an intimate, unassuming vineyard that he would turn into his masterpiece. With a strong passion for the art of living and the pursuit of excellence, he made Château Clarke the hallmark of his brand. The nearby Atlantic Ocean gives the terroir a freshness that is reflected in the aromatic brilliance of the wine. A terroir highly suited to cultivating the Merlot varietal, in a region more traditionally known for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon. Château Clarke thus possesses a deeply distinctive Médoc character.