2016 Clos Rene Pomerol Bordeaux
Clos Rene expands over 18 hectares of vines, around 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Malbec. This proportion also reflects the blend of the estate's signature wine. The vines grow in deep gravel and sand soils, layered over clay subsoils. They enjoy a continental climate with some rainfall in the spring. The Clos Rene vineyards are managed through a sustainable and environmentally friendly approach. The winemaking here is quite traditional, and the wines are aged roughly 18 months in French oak barrels, of which only 25% are new.
Clos Rene wines display the classic style of Pomerol - straight-froward, elegant and pure. They evolve beautifully with a bit of age and are remarkably consistant from one vintage to the next. These Pomerol wines reveal delicious dark black fruit on the nose, including blackberry and blueberry, along with undergrowth and leather nuances. The tannins are rich and ripe, coating the palate. These wines are their finest after three to five years of age in the bottle, pairing beautifully with classic meat dishes, like pan-seared duck breast.