Chateau Clinet 'By Clinet' 2016, Pomerol
£34.95 per bottle
Appellation: Pomerol AOC
St Emilion and Pomerol sit next to each other on the right bank of Bordeaux. St Emilion is home to some of the most prestigious wines in the world such as Cheval Blanc and Angelus. Only red wine qualifies for the appellation and is predominately made from Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Pomerol is located in the east of the Bordeaux region, near Saint-Émilionl. While most appellations are named after a village or town within their boundaries, Pomerol has no such epicenter. Pomerol is an 800ha gravel bank with boasts the famous names of Petrus and Le Pin and produces wines made predominantly out of Merlot.
By Clinet Pomerol was created to artfully blend the three different types of terroir that characterize Pomerol. Clinet works with a selection of wine-growers to compose this original wine, including Chateau Clinet. The vinification and ageing are carried out by the same team and with as much attention as for the Grand Vin. Made from Merlot with 5% Cabernet Franc and aged for 12 months in second use barrels. A deep garnet in colour, with notes of prune, damson and truffle on the palate with a subtle, yet powerful, smokiness on the finish.
Pair with vension, wild boar or roast pheasant.