Chateau du Domaine de l'Eglise 2011
l'Eglise is mentioned for the first time in the Vieux Papiers du Libournais, in 1589, which makes Domaine de l'Eglise the oldest estate on Pomerol's famous plateau. Originally the property of the church, the estate was secularised in the 18th century. Domaine de l'Eglise lies next to Pomerol's church, not far from Chateau Petrus. In 1973 the chateau was acquired by the Casteja family. It owes its name equally to Couvent de l'Eglise, a remainder of the ancient alliance to the Temple Order. The round, fruity Domaine de l'Eglise wine has been among the most sought after in Pomerol for many years
Traditional vinification is followed by maturation in French oak barriques for 16 -18 months, 60% new.
This elegant wine is full of concentrated flavour with ripe plummy fruit and a velvety texture.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Chateau du Domaine de l'Eglise is best served at room temperature with grilled or roasted red meats and cheese.
Country / Region / Appellation
FR / Bordeaux / Pomerol AOC