Chateau Clos du Clocher
Pomerol - Chateau Clos du Clocher
In the 1920s, the Art Deco movement reinforced the pleasures of simplicity geometry. In an echo of this aesthetic, Jean-Baptiste Audy found his terroir, at the heart of the Pomerol plateau. A ‘marvellous garden’, enclosed by low walls, with the church rising in the background. Clos du Clocher was born, due to become a classic of the appellation.
The estate is managed by Jean Baptiste Bourotte, a direct descendant of the founder, Jean Baptiste Audy. Michel Rolland is the consultant for Clos du Clocher. In 2010, the estate renovated their wine making facilities which included the construction of an entirely new wine cellar.
At Clos du Clocher, as at Petrus, Le Pin, La Conseillante and Vieux Château Certan, a "natural contract" binds the vines to its terroir, ensuring they reach full maturity, and that the grapes show intense complexity. At the heart of the Pomerol plateau, Clos du Clocher comprises three plots that cover a total area of 4.6 ha Merlot, of course, takes pride of place, but 30% of the blend comes from old Cabernet Franc vines that have long given the wine's final blend its distinct personality.
The wines being produced at Clos du Clocher since 2009 have never been better. This is a Pomerol property to watch as prices have not caught up their level of quality. While 2009 and 2010 were quite good, their 2015 is the best ever produced at Clos du Clocher!