Comprehensive appellation in the Bordeaux region for light red wine or slightly darker rosé. In the Middle Ages, the name Clairet was synonymous with Bordeaux wine par excellence and a mass export article to England. The wine is produced by means of short maceration. The following varieties are permitted: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Merlot, Malbec(Cot) and Petit Verdot. Compared to a Bordeaux Rosé, these wines have a somewhat stronger colour because they are produced with longer maceration. There is also a Bordeaux Supérieur Clairet with a slightly higher alcohol content. Well-known producers are Château Bellevue la Mongie, Château du Grand Moueys, Château Penin, Château Piote-Aubrion, Premius Clairet, Château Roquebert, Château le Trébuchet and Les Vignerons de Saint-Martin.