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A fine red wine from Pomerol
Boasting ancient origins, Chateau Clos Rene was formerly known as "Reney" according to the map of engineer-geographer Pierre de Belleyme. The estate has been owned by the same family for several generations. It is now headed by Jean-Marie Garde.
The Chateau Clos Rene vineyard is located on the western slope of the Pomerol plateau. With an average vine age of 35 years, the Clos Rene vineyard covers 15 hectares. The vines are planted in gravel and ancient sands dating back to the Quaternary period, upon on iron ora subsoil. The vineyard is planted mainly with Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Malbec (10%).
Chateau Clos Rene is vinified in thermoregulated cement vats. The wine is aged in oak barrels for 18 months, 30% of which is new wood renewed each year. Fining with fresh egg whites.