Marks and reviews
Owned by the Bourotte-Audy family, the Clos du Clocher estate is located in the heart of the Pomerol plateau. Like a "garden of wonders" surrounded by low walls, Clos du Clocher is a benchmark for great Pomerol wines, thanks to its assertive and unique style.
Clos du Clocher 2022 comes from a 5.90-hectare vineyard where the vines are on average 39 years old. Placed on the Pomerol plateau, opposite the church, the vineyard enjoys an exceptional location. The Clos du Clocher vines are planted on gravelly clay soils resting on subsoils of blue clay and deep gravel, giving rise to great Pomerol wines.
A particularly early budburst gave way to a mild spring which encouraged the vines to develop well. Thanks to rigorous vineyard management, particularly grass cover, the vines were able to withstand a very dry summer. The conditions at the end of the season were ideal for fine-tuning the ripeness of the grapes right up to the harvest.
Winemaking and ageing
The grapes were harvested and sorted by hand, then transported to the winery in crates to preserve the integrity of the fruit. Additional sorting is carried out using a densimetric bath. Vinificationwais carried out in small, temperature-controlled stainless steel and cement vats, as well as in barrels (full vinification). Manual pumping over and punching of the cap accompanied vinification. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aged for 18 months in barrels (2/3 new, 1/3 single-vineyard).
Clos du Clocher 2022 is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.