Clos l’Église

Clos l’Église

Clos l’Eglise is an old estate located in the heart of Pomerol, in the Bordeaux region. In the eighteenth century, the area of ​​14 hectares was among the largest farms in Pomerol. At the discretion of the estate dismemberments, the estate ends up being split in two, with Clos l’Eglise on one side, the original estate belonging to the Rouchut family, and on the other Clos l’Église-Clinet family property Mauleon. There is at Clos l’Église a real wine growing continuity. In 1997, Sylviane Garcin-Cathiard took over the estate and completely redesigned the cellars thanks to her experience at Château Haut-Bergy in Pessac-Léognan. She is also the sister of Daniel Cathiard, owner of Smith Haut-Lafitte. Today, Clos l’Eglise (like the other vineyards Garcin Cathiard, Haut-Bergey, Clos L’Eglise and Branon) is the property of his daughter Hélène Garcin Cathiard and her husband Patrice Lévêque. Located on a hillside, the vineyard covers an area of ​​6 hectares spread on clay-gravelly soil with rising iron grime, which gives the wine of Pomerol this particular character. The cultivated varieties are 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. To best respect the reason, the harvest is manual and the work in the cellar is done by gravity. The vinification is based on traditional methods, in wooden vats, the vatting is long and the malolactic fermentation takes place in barrels 100% new. Depending on the vintage, the duration of the breeding varies from 16 to 18 months. Among the wines of the estate, we have selected the 2006, 2011 and 2012 vintages of Clos l’Eglise, red wines that perfectly represent the prestigious appellation of Pomerol. The wine of Clos l’Église shines with a dense ruby-purple. Its invigorating and well-evolved nose offers irresistible scents of fleshy fruit and sweet black cherry liquorice jam, nicely infused with new and smoky oak notes. The whole, round and moderately full-bodied, is still opulent, low in acidity, endowed with a voluptuous richness.
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  • Pomerol - Bordeaux - Red Wine

    The Château Clos l'Eglise 2011 is a worthy represent the best wines of the Pomerol appellation. The ratings he received only prove his quality, Wine Spectator gives him the rating of 91/100 and Wine Advisor the score of 93/100. It clearly demonstrates the progress of recent years that has allowed the Clos L'Eglise castle to find its place at the top of...

    12bouteilles' Rating
    17/20
    Parker 93
    Wine Spectator 91
    J. Robinson 16.5
    RVF 15

    88,00 € by 6

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