Composition: 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec
This composition mirrors the blend found in the estate’s renowned signature wine. The vineyards thrive in soils characterized by a deep mixture of gravel and sand, layered over clay subsoils. The winemaking process at Clos Rene follows a traditional approach, with the wines undergoing an aging period of approximately 18 months in French oak barrels, of which only 25% are new. Their wines showcase the quintessential style of Pomerol, characterized by a direct, elegant, and pure expression. This wine enchants the senses with enticing aromas of dark black fruit, such as blackberry and blueberry, accompanied by subtle notes of undergrowth and leather. The tannins possess a rich and ripe quality, creating a luscious and enveloping sensation on the palate.
Clos Rene has a significant historical position among the estates within Pomerol, and its origins trace back to the mid-18th century. It was initially established in 1734 as “Reney,” but the estate had underwent a name change to align with its phonetic pronunciation. The original chateau that is depicted on the label was constructed in the late 1800s. During the early 1940s, Clos Rene had found itself under the management and joint ownership of Pierre Lasserre. At that time, Lasserre had assumed responsibility for overseeing the property on behalf of the Durantou family, who would later establish Chateau L’Eglise-Clinet. Currently, Clos Rene is co-owned by the Garde and Lasserre families. Notably, it was among the last producers in Pomerol to undertake the bottling of their own production.