The birth of a classic
In the 1920s, the Art Deco movement reinforced the pleasures if simplicity, geometry. In an echo of this aesthetic, Jean-Baptiste Audy found his terroir, at the heart of the Pomerol plateau. A ‘marvellous garden’, enclosed by low walls, with the church rising in the background. Clos du Clocher was born, due to become a classic of the appellation.
Loyal to its roots
Here there is neither extravagance nor superfluous ornaments, but an independence of style that is marked and unique. The vines are loyal to the spirit in which they were planted, and to the earth that bears them. From the rare blue clay that both nourishes and withholds water when necessary, the vines show their force and their personality; profound, velvety, pure and elegant.
Moments of repose
Rigour and discretion mark the aromas of the first few years, followed by a wave of originality and a singular character. There are of course clear expressions of Merlot, the king grape of Pomerol, but also spices, mint, tobacco and freshness and subtlety of the old Cebernet Franc vines. Timeless rather than fashionable, Clos du Clocher follows its own path.