Château L'Eglise-Clinet | Pomerol, France
The vineyards of Château L'Eglise-Clinet were originally part of Château Clinet and Château Clos l`Eglise respectively and it was not until the 1950's that the property came into being.
Château L'Eglise-Clinet has been owned and run by Denis Durantou since 1982. Its 5.5 hectares of vineyards are located on the Pomerol plateau, where the soils are rich in gravel, clay, sand and iron. The vines have a high average age of around 45 years, with a proportion of them dating back to pre-1956, having escaped the brutal frosts of that year.
Château L'Eglise-Clinet's wine is typically a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are vinified in a combination of concrete vats and stainless steel vats. The wine is then aged in small oak barriques (50-70% new) for 18 months.
Under the stewardship of Denis Durantou, Château L'Eglise-Clinet is now amongst the elite of Pomerol producers and has been producing some of the finest wines of the appellation.