A Grand Cru Classé of the 1855 classification, Château Clerc Milon has 41 hectares of vines overlooking the Gironde estuary in the commune of Pauillac. With a superb terroir, thanks to the composition of the soil and exposure to sunlight, the vineyard is a close neighbour of two First Growths. Most of the vines are over 50 years old and represent a genetic treasure-house, including plantings of the historic but rare Carmenère grape.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild purchased Château Clerc Milon in 1970. Thanks to the energy of his daughter, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, and a devoted winemaking team, the estate gradually experienced a renaissance. The vineyard was entirely restructured and many technical improvements were introduced, culminating in the construction in 2007 of a new vat room and cutting-edge winemaking facilities. The various changes have borne fruit, and Château Clerc Milon has become a new benchmark for the Médoc.
Today, Camille Sereys de Rothschild, Philippe Sereys de Rothschild and Julien de Beaumarchais de Rothschild are continuing the work of their mother, Baroness Philippine.
Director of the château, Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy returns to DC for his 3rd Heart’s Delight – we are delighted to welcome him once again.