Clos du Clocher is the property of the Bourotte family, one we have followed for some years, and increasingly one to watch (part of the vineyard is next to Vieux Château Certan and part next to Trotanoy).
Clocher in French means 'bell tower' and the estate lies at the heart of the Pomerol plateau, with just 4.5 hectares under vine, planted 80% merlot and 20% cabernet franc. It is, as its name implies, situated next to the church.
The property is run by Pierre Bourotte and his son Jean-Baptiste, (who also owns Château Bonalgue), and Michel Rolland and Christian Veyry are the well-known consultant oenologists. The wine is matured for up to 18 months in French oak barrels.