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Producer: Chateau Du Domaine de l'EgliseGrape Varieties: 95% Merlot 5% Cabernet FrancOptimum Drinking: Within 8 yearsWine Style: Velvety with ripe plummy fruitAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
Domaine de l'Eglise is the oldest estate on Pomerol's famous plateau, first mentioned in the Vieux Papiers du Libournaisin 1589. Originally the property of the church, the estate was secularised in the 18th century. Domaine de l'Eglise lies next to Pomerol's church a stones throw away from Château Petrus. In 1973 the château was acquired by the Castéja family. The round, fruity Domaine de l'Eglise wine has been among the most sought after in Pomerol for many years.
The vines are trained according to the Double and Single Guyot training method and are grown in gravel over sandy-clay soils.
Fermentation took place in thermo regulated vats, followed by maturation in French oak barriques for a period of 16 to 18 months. 60% of the barriques were new.
Intense aromas of coffee, plum and raspberry. Vibrant on the palate with an excellent structure, concentrated sweet fruit and good freshness. The texture is plush with rounded tannins and an elegant finish.
At room temperature with grilled or roasted red meats and cheese.
Merlot 95%, Cabernet Franc 5%
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