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Les Colombiers de Feytit-Clinet

Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Pomerol AOC , Bordeaux, France

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€31.00
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Les Colombiers de Feytit-Clinet

This is the second wine of Château Feytit-Clinet made from younger vines with less time in oak and punches well above its price point. 

It is a superb and sophisticated Pomerol brimming with elegant dark and damson red fruit along with vanilla and spices from its time in oak and bolstered by ultra-fine tannins. A silky smooth finish that commands attention. 

Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Grapes
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2017
ABV
14
Code
11034
Style
Red
Intensity Light bodied Full bodied
Acidity Low High
Style Dry Sweet
Jeremy Chasseuil

Chateau Feytit-Clinet is nestled amongst illustrious neighbours in the heart of Pomerol. Surrounded by heavyweights, such as Clos l’Église and Latour a Pomerol, the tiny size of this vineyard (6.5hectares) belies the powerful produce made by its owner, Jeremy Chasseuil.

 

Feytit-Clinet had previously been owned by French wine giant Moueix up until 1999. They were known to produce the solid but unremarkable wines associated with industrial winemaking. After a lengthy legal battle, Jeremy Chasseuil fittingly took over the vineyard as it was Jeremy’s father who had first planted vines here.

 

Since then, Feytit-Clinet has gone on to become one of the most renowned growths in the region. As a viticulturalist and oenologist, Jeremy has driven change through manual harvesting, manual sorting and de-stemming of grapes. The swirling colours and velvety tannins are achieved by his gentle extraction techniques and the complexity is earned during the wines lengthy stay on its lees and a 16 – 18 month ageing in barrels.

 

His wines are as yet only ⅓ the price of those of his up-market neighbours. They are only going to get more expensive as this is the up-and-coming winemaker of the Pomerol appellation.

Chateau Feytit-Clinet

Chateau Feytit-Clinet is nestled amongst illustrious neighbours in the heart of Pomerol. The tiny 6.5hectares of this vineyard belies Jeremy Chasseuil’s powerful produce. Since Jeremy took over, Feytit-Clinet has gone on to become one of the most renowned growths in the region. As a viticulturalist and oenologist, Jeremy has driven change through manual harvesting, manual sorting and de-stemming of grapes. The swirling colours and velvety tannins are achieved by his gentle extraction techniques and the complexity is earned during the wines lengthy stay on its lees and a 16 – 18 month ageing in barrels.

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