‘Ronan by Clinet’ Bordeaux Rouge
Ronan by Clinet is made by the winemaking team at Pomerol’s celebrated Château Clinet, created with a modern and distinctive style. Grapes are carefully sourced from selected properties situated close to Château Clinet in appellations that include Côtes de Castillon, Côtes de Bourg, Lussac St-Emilion and Bordeaux.
The winemaking team in their new, state-of-the art winery and chai – specifically built to develop the ‘Ronan’ wine – have crafted a new take on Claret: forward, soft and fresh with a balanced texture and a persistent, flavoursome finish.
100% Merlot – aromatic with hints of cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant, enlivened with sweet pepper, a silky blackberry theme and twist of spice. “A staggeringly serious wine for the price” Mathew Jukes.
About the Producer
Château Clinet is one of the most prestigious estates of the Pomerol wine region, set among the finest parcels of this well-known area. Located 40km to the east of Bordeaux, on the right bank of the Garonne River, its gravelly clay soil makes Pomerol the terroir of the finest Merlots in the world.
When Jean-Louis Laborde bought Château Clinet back in 1999, his son Ronan was just 19 years old. As soon as Ronan finished his studies, he became highly involved in the day-to-day management of Clinet.
Ronan Laborde could have been a competitive marathon runner, with a best timet close to 2 hour and 27 minute. When told that to train with the best all he had to do was give up eating great dinners and drinking even better wine, he declined and placed all his focus on turning Chateau Clinet into one of the top wines of Pomerol.
Chateau Clinet has 10ha of cultivated vines consisting 88% Merlot, 11.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and .5% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is planted to a vine density ranging from 6,777 vine per hectare to 7,200 vines per hectare. The young are at the higher level of density. On average, many of their vines are close to 45 years of age – some of the oldest vines in Pomerol.