The Château Clarisse property stretches over 21 hectares (including 3 hectares of woods) of clay-limestone and clay-siliceous soil. The vineyard is made up of 70 % Merlots and 27 % Cabernet Franc and 3% Carménère, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The vineyard is situated on a high plateau, at 100 meters altitude. The average age of the vines for the classic vintage is 25 to 30 years.
Returning to the Saint-Émilion of her childhood, Olivia Le Calvez has found her new home on the plateau of Puisseguin. She co-founded Château Clarisse in 2009 with her husband, the world-renowned hotelier Didier Le Calvez, formerly of The Pierre and The Plaza in New York and currently of The Bristol in Paris. Named after their daughter, the property is planted with nearly 11 acres of Merlot and two acres of Cabernet Franc.
The name Puisseguin comes from the word Puy, meaning “mount” or “hill,” indicating its elevation as the highest point in the Gironde valley. This attribute, combined with its southern exposure, clay-limestone soils and mild microclimate, make it an exceptional environment for growing vines.