2021 Clos des Jacobins

6 x 750ml
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Winemakers Note

Clos des Jacobins takes its name from the Dominican monks known as “Jacobins” whose convent was attached to the Church of Saint-Jacques in Paris. These Jacobins lived on the outskirts of the Saint-Emilion village and used the farm buildings to accommodate pilgrims on their way to or from Santiago de Compostela. They farmed the vineyard to produce their wine, which provided them with most of their income. Clos des Jacobins is located at the entrance to the medieval village in the heart of Saint-Emilion’s great terroirs. The vineyard has exceptional homogeneity and has existed as one single block of vines planted around the cellars since the 17th century. These vines are situated at the foot of the Saint-Emilion slope, where its clay soils are enhanced by the limestone scree that has eroded from the plateau above. This special location and its south-facing orientation provide a unique, early-ripening and generous terroir. The cellars have been renovated in their entirety; and the oak vats are temperature-controlled. Having risen to the ranks of Saint-Emilion’s greatest wines between 1940 and 1950, Clos des Jacobins has been a Classified Growth since official classification began in Saint-Emilion in 1954. In more recent times it won the Grands Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion trophy in Hong-Kong in 2006 after being semi-finalist twice, before it was finalist once again in 2008. Vineyard 8.3 ha, 30 years old Soil Limestone rock, clay and limestone scree Vineyard Management Reasoned with ploughing/plowing and grassing Harvest By hand, in small crates, multiple sorting system Certification HVE3 Vinification Soaking 12 to 32°C Pigeages (punching down the cap) Malolactic fermentation in new wood barrels Fermentation 30 days in wooden vats of 60hl Ageing 18 months - 75% new oak