Château Clinet has an exceptional 10-hectare vineyard planted in a clay-gravelly soil.
After a relatively mild winter, spring turned out to be cool. The month of June started with cool temperatures and was followed by a scorching heat. The generous summer temperatures allowed for a beautiful veraison of the vines, which were reinvigorated in September by a few rainy days and cool nights, yielding well-balanced fruit with a perfect maturity.
Green harvest from July 10 to 29. Manual harvest in crates from October 2 to 11. Plot harvest. Manual sorting. Light crushing. Thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks. Manual punch-downs. 27 days of fermentation.
16 months of ageing. 75% in new French oak barrels. 25% in barrels of one previous wine.
Tasted en primeur, the Château Clinet 2019 reveals a deep garnet colour. On the nose, the wine offers aromas of black fruit, like raspberries, blueberry and blackcurrant. Upon aeration, aromas of spices and pastries charm the nose. On the palate, the Château Clinet 2019 reveals a beautiful texture and powerful flavours. The lively energy of this great wine stretches forth on a rich and intense finish.