Wine Region: Bordeaux - France Grape: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Tasting notes: Clos de l'Oratoire is round, smooth, and very seductive. It has a beautiful deep crimson color and powerful fruity aromas. Merlot provides roundness and opulence, whereas Cabernet Franc contributes to power, aromatic complexity, and a long aftertaste.
About the winery: Clos de l'Oratoire, located on Saint-Emilion's northeast slope, has 13 hectares of vines. The terroir of Fronsac molasse, consisting of a layer of sandy soil and clay subsoil, is ideally suited to Merlot (80% of the vines). Meticulous work is done all year long to maintain quality in the vineyard.