Château Gombaude-Guillot Clos Plince 2011 Bordeaux, France
Silk-like black berry fruits, rich and supple with great balance and fine tannins. A beautiful Pomerol ready to drink now but which will be even better after a few more years of cellaring.
About the winemaker
Château Gombaude Guillot is located in the heart of the Pomerol appellation, in the French region of Bordeaux. The vineyards have been a family property for six generations, dating back to the 19th century. Nowadays, Château Gombaude Guillot is run by Claire Laval, who started her career as an agronomist, and her son Olivier. No chemical or synthetic herbicides or fungicides are used to grow their vines of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. All grapes are harvested by hand. Claire and her son work biodynamically and the estate was the first one to be certified organic in Pomerol, back in 2000.
|Viticulture and Winemaking|
12 months of ageing in oak barrels, 25% new, 6800 bottles produced, AOC Pomerol, Clos Plince is a single parcel of 1.15 ha, Natural vinification in temperature-controlled concrete vats (indigenous yeasts, no enzymes, lowest possible levels of sulphur), Soil: sand over clay – quite warm soil allowing early ripening, Suitable for vegans