The name of Climens appears for the first time in 1547. The name derives from a family who must have inhabited the region in the 15th century although no direct link exists between a descendent of that clan and the estate. During the
classification of 1855, the Climens castle was classified first vintage.
It was always regarded as one of best Barsac can be because of the proximity of
Ciron or the composition of its grounds. Indeed, the fine argillaceous red
roller and ballasting on a calcareous base fissured permett a natural drainage
and a good penetration of the roots in the ground.
Commune: BARSAC Owner: Lucien Lurton Surface of 29 ha average Age of the vines:
35 years Encépagement: 100% Sémillon average Production of 15hl/ha Wine making
out of barrels.
Château Climens is one of the leading property in Barsac and produces one of the
greatest sweet wines in Bordeaux.
Between 1960 and 1971, the field knew problems but it was bought by Lucien
Lurton in 1971 and this one attempted to give again all its gloss with the wine
of Climens. Management is entrusted to Bérénice Lurton.
The average age of the vines is about 35 years. The vineyards are on the Barsac plateau which has a gentle slope. The soil is composed of a thin red layer of sandy soil over large pebbles and gravel. The soil has a high mineral content that is especially rich in iron. The subsoil is made of a layer of broken limestone that has excellent drainage.