In 1882, Mr Mauléon-Rouchut, great great grandfather of Denis Durantou, brought together different plots of Clos L’Eglise and Domaine de Clinet, which his family had acquired in the 18th century, to make up a 4.5 hectare vineyard around the church of Saint John of Pomerol.
Clay and gravel without excess water thanks to the natural slopes of the plots and the century-old drainage network.
Spared by the recent frosts of 1956, 1985 and 1987, the Merlot plants (85%) and the Cabernet Franc plants (15%) have reached an average age of 40 years.
PRUNING AND DENSITY
"Bordelaise" and Single Guyot pruning techniques, organic compost every 5 years, 6,500 plants per hectare.
After daily tastings of the berries and with a team of 30 pickers, the harvest is carried out swiftly thanks to the leaf-stripping and crop thinning done in August and September. Total de-stemming and gentle crushing.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
The vatting last from 15 to 21 days. As from October, Read more »