A vintage marked by extreme weather conditions, 2018 will nevertheless be remembered at Chateau du Domaine de L’Eglise as an exceptional year.
After a chaotic and very rainy spring, the strong mildew pressure did not spare the Domaine de l'Eglise vineyard. But the sun finally appeared in mid-July and remained for the next 4 months. These ideal summer conditions favored a perfect ripening of the fruit. A "tailor-made"” grape harvest began on September 19 and ended on October 3, yielding fruit that already demonstrated the qualities of a great vintage.
Blending Merlot (95%) and Cabernet Franc (5%), the Domaine de l'Eglise 2018 offers a noble example of the great terroir of Pomerol. At the tasting, the vintage displays a dark and deep color. Intensely aromatic, the bouquet delivers a beautiful expression of fruit, while the palate offers a generous and concentrated texture, with silky and melted tannins. The finish persists for a long time. A great red grand vin from Pomerol, ranked one of the highest in this beautiful 2018 vintage.