Château CLINET is one of the most prestigious properties in the Pomerol region, among the best wines of this famous terroir Located 40km east of Bordeaux, on the right bank of the Garonne, its granular clay soil makes Pomerol one of the best terroirs in the world for growing Merlot grapes, a dark blue variety with fine skin and natural freshness, Merlot is also the king of the right bank. The generations of owners have succeeded each other and produced world-famous wines. In 1980, Jean-Michel Arcaute, assisted by Michel Rolland, revolutionized this field by applying techniques that were decidedly modern at the time, with green harvesting, over-ripening harvests and replacing some of the Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot. The popularity of the estate is taking off! Since 1998, it is up to Jean-Louis Laborde, the new owner, to perpetuate the prestige of the house, while retaining the traditions of the estate and the strict cultural approach of the appellation. Since 2003, his son Ronan Laborde is the manager of the estate. The Château Clinet winemaking process aims to maintain the freshness, finesse and character of the wines. The harvest is always done manually. After meticulous selection, gravity guides the grapes harvested to the vats according to the harvest plan. On average, the fermentation and maceration time is one month before the wine is transferred to barrels. Depending on the vintage, the proportion of new oak varies around 60%, the maintenance being old barrels aged one year. On average, Château wines age 16 months in barrels. Château Clinet cultivates their vineyards with respect for the environment and firmly believes that responsible agriculture produces better results. Among the wines of Château Clinet, we selected Château Clinet 2011, a classic of the house. Considered one of the most impressive 2011 by Parker, this elegant and simple wine is a reflection of a complete, harmonious and balanced vintage.