Pomerol – Le Petit Enclos
65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc – the vines come from a 9ha vineyard on the western slope of Pomerol’s famous plateau. They average 40 year old and grow on silicious and gravel soil with layers of clay. The grapes are harvested by hand, at full ripeness. In the cellar, they are handled with meticulous care on two sorting tables. Traditional concrete tanks are used for both the maceration and fermentation. Cold maceration is undertaken at first for 5 days, then fermentation and hot maceration follow for 30 days in thermoregulated vats. The wine is then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, 40% new and 60% one year old.
Generous aromas of dark fruits, forest floor, sweet cherries and plums. Fine tannins and fresh finish. 700 cases produced. 14% alcohol.
About the Producer
Owned by Stephen and Denise Adams, Château l’Enclos is a 10 hectare property situated on the western slope of Pomerol famous plateau. It encompasses 38 plots across 3 terraces of the appellation. Neighbor of Château Clos René and with some plots near Château Le Pin, it enjoys a sandy-gravely surface soil with clay-iron subsoils. Gilles Pauquet, who also consults at Château Cheval Blanc, crafts fleshy wines 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.