France: Bordeaux

Pomerol and Fronsac

East of Libourne
By Jane Anson

This Guide was last updated on 14 May 2010
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Chateau-Clos-de-Clocher
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Château Clos de Clocher

Address: Catusseau, 33500 Pomerol
Tel: 05 57 51 62 17 
Web: www.vignoblesbourotte.fr/ukrub21.html
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 44:55:27N (44.92407)    Longitude: 0:12:2W (-0.20054) 

A small and fast-rising property on the main plateau of Pomerol, close to the village church (hence the name, which refers to the church bells that you can hear nearby). Owned by Jean Baptiste Bourotte of Audy Négociants in Libourne, there is a small photography exhibition at the property, and a meticulously clean cellar and vat room. The vineyards cover 4.3ha, in two small parcels, with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Michel Rolland is the oenologist here. A new cellar is due to be built, with work beginning in 2010.

Useful information: Monday to Friday by appointment from Audy Négociants (phone number above), 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00. Free wine tasting of Clos de Clocher from various vintages, and perhaps also other wines owned by the same family such Château Bonalgue, their other Pomerol property.  English and Spanish spoken.

 

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