Clos de l’Oratoire
WHY BUY IT ?
- Know-how of Stephan Von Neipperg, also the owner of the prestigious crus La Mondotte, Ch. Peyreau & Ch. d’Aiguilhe.
- The management of the vineyard aims at the intensification of the ecosystem
- The wines are reflecting the terroir at its best
- Renowned oenologist: Stephane DERENONCOURT
- The label highlights the Von Neipperg’s signature
Unlike the rumor says, the history of the plots acquisition of Clos l’Oratoire was not settle in 1991 but in 1971 (at the same time as the four first vineyards located at Saint-Emilion). During the second revision of the classification of Saint-Emilion in 1969, the owner at the time had already selected the best plots of Château Peyreau, hoping to rank them. The request was accepted and Clos de l’Oratoire was born that same year. But it is only in 1991 that the efforts were focused on Clos de l’Oratoire.
The vineyard of Clos de l’Oratoire is located on the north-est coteau of Saint-Emilion. His Fronsac molasse soil is 10.32 hectares. The sub-soil is composed of sand and clay. The soil is composed of Merlot (90 %), Cabernet Franc (5 %) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5 %). The vinification is held in wooden thermo-regulated tanks during 22 to 30 days. The malo-lactic fermentation and ageing is led in new barrels (80 to 100%) during 15 to 20 months; on the lees. If needed a filtration is done pending on the vintages.
When tasting, Clos de l’Oratoire is deeply fruity with powerful aromas, stylish minty notes and tense freshness.
- Owner: Comtes VON NEIPPERG
- Manager: Comte Stephan VON NEIPPERG
- Cellar Manager: Yannick DAROUY
- Technical Manager: Gaëlle BARBEREAU