This property is located on the famous western plateau of Saint-Emilion and is just a few hundred metres from the town. The owner of this property is a nurseryman, who supplies many properties with vines, so understandably his vineyard is immaculately well cared for.
The eight hectares of vines, planted on gravel soil, are mostly merlot and cabernet franc, but there is also a small amount of cabernet sauvignon and malbec, which is often called pressac here. The vines' age (on average 40 to 50 years) gives an added intensity to the grapes' character.
The wine - a blend of 50% merlot, 40% cabernet franc and 10% malbec - is vinified in cement vats and stainless-steel tanks before being aged in oak. Vieux Clos Saint-Emilion is a charming, fruity wine for relatively early drinking and can be approached between three and ten years after the vintage.