The climate combined with deep clay subsoils, covered in gravel, make our Pomerol terroir the best location in the world to grow Merlot grapes, a dark blue-coloured variety with fine skin, natural freshness and a tendency for early ripening.
Our vines, whose average age currently stands at a remarkable 40 years, sink their roots to depths of 2 to 3 metres, drawing on the unique natural resources of this region, which are fundamental to producing grapes of such exceptional quality.
Merlot counts for the vast majority of grape varieties planted at Château CLINET (90%) with the remainder being made up of Cabernet-Sauvignon (9%) and Cabernet Franc (1%).
AN ECO-FRIENDLY APPROACH
At Château CLINET, respect for the environment is not a political issue. Quite simply, traditional cultivation methods have been yielding the best crops in Pomerol for many centuries and our team is committed to building a successful future shaped by our rich heritage.
This is why an eco-friendly approach is given such a high priority when cultivating our vines, with preference being given to working the soil and natural grass covering rather than chemical treatment. It is essential to be able to anticipate, in a natural way, potential vine diseases in order to quickly remedy them in a preventative manner.
At Château CLINET, we believe passionately that careful, integrated farming of the soil by man (and horses) produces better results.
“In 2004, our studies led us to raise the height of the vines by 10-15 cm to obtain a larger leaf area to favour the ripening of the grapes. This programme took 2 years to complete.”