Clos du Clocher


Clos du Clocher


Orientation of the estate Eco-friendly integrated agriculture. Estate engaged in a global environmental strategy

Geographical area Pomerol plateau, facing the church

Surface area 5.90 hectares

Soils clayey soils on a subsoil of blue clay melted with deep gravels

Grape varieties 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc

Vine density 6,000 - 8,000 vines per hectare, depending on individual plots

Average age of vines 33 years old

Pruning guyot double and guyot simple

Soil management traditional by machine, plus removal of grass cover without chemicals

Green works manual deleafing, leaf-trimming depending on timing of veraison

Harvesting by hand into small crates: sorting before and after destemming on vibrating tables

Vats small thermoregulated stainless steel and cement

Vinification plot by plot; manual pumping over, manual punching of the cap and unballasting if necessary, maceration for around one month, pneumatic press, malolactic fermentation in barrel

Aging 18 months in fine-grained French oak barrels (2/3 new, 1/3 one year). 1-2 rackings per year depending on tasting
Annual production: 20,000 bottles

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