|Situated on the western slope of Pomerol famous plateau, Chateau l’Enclos encompasses 38 plots across 3 terraces of the appellation. The 10 hectare property, neighbor of Chateau Clos Rene and with some plots near Chateau Le Pin, enjoys a sandy-gravely surface soil with clay-iron subsoils. The wine offers a fruity and fleshy mouthfeel with silky tannins and lingering aromas of truffle, a sure sign of the very best of a Pomerol wine.|
Farming practices: certified organic since 2013.
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|79% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec|
Vineyard: 10 ha (25 acres)
Soils: Silicious and gravel soils with layers of clay
Average vine age: 36 years
The overall production is conducted through plot selection. Grapes are harvested by hand at full ripeness. In the cellar, the grapes are handled with meticulous care with two sorting tables. Traditional concrete tanks are used for maceration and fermentation. Cold maceration is undertaken at first for 5 days, then fermentation and hot maceration is followed for 30 days in thermoregulated vats. The wine is then aged between 12 to 18 months in French oak barrels, 40% new oak, 60% one year old. 3,500 cases produced. Gilles Pauquet is the wine maker, and consults at Château Cheval Blanc. 14% Alcohol.
Deep ruby color with solid concentration. Generous aromas of black berries. Rich, concentrated palates with dark fruit flavors, silky tannins and an elegant finish.
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