Clos de la Cure is a beautiful walled 6-hectare vineyard situated near the old church of St. Christophe-des-Bardes, on the St. Émilion plateau. This estate along with Château Milon are today in the capable hands of Alexia and Pierre Bouyer and the estates represent more than seven generations of viticultural heritage. The purchase of a further 4.5 hectares in 2008, situated on a superb gravel terroir, increased the area of the estate to 18 hectares. In 2010, a parcel of 56 ares (1.38 acres) in Pomerol was added to the vineyards of the estate. Situated on the exceptional terroir of this prestigious appellation, Clos 56 was born. The domaine works a vineyard of high viticultural quality and treats it with all the respect due to a Grand Cru: an ecological approach to the running of the estate; carefully controlled yields and a vinification and aging process that brings out the best of the terroir. A production process that results in wines of high quality, marked by the fullness of ripe Merlot with intense red fruit aromas underpinned by delicate tannins.
A portion of the vines are situated on the Saint Christophe des Bardes plateau and the rest are situated on the plateau of Saint Etienne de Lisse, covering a total area of 7.5 hectares. The vineyard has clay topsoil over limestone sub-soil. Vines are 25-30 years old with a vine density of 6600-9000 vines per hectare. Grapes are harvested both by hand and machine, yielding 35-40 hl per hectare. Vines are pruned in single guyot and leaf thinning and green harvesting is carried out.
Prefermentation cold soaking. Vinification in tank with punching down and 3-4 weeks’ post-fermentation maceration in temperature controlled tanks. The wine was then matured between 12 - 15 months in barrel (new). Cellar potential between 10 - 15 years.
Incredibly powerful, rich nose of ripe blackcurrants and chocolate. Plush and ripe body.
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Name Clos de la Cure Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Country France Region Saint-Emilion ABV% 13.5% Vintage 2014 Grape Variety 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans