n 2009, we launched a second wine from Chateau L'Enclos - Le Petit Enclos. As the second wine from this prestigious site, Le Petit Enclos is made to drink early, with forward fruit in the mouth and an elegant finish. Le Petit Enclos 2009 is a true small-lot wine with a production of only 8,000 bottles! The beautiful 2009 offers a lovely sweet toffee and black cherry perfume. It is ripe, medium-bodied, and displays a silky texture. Already providing a lot of pleasure, this wine will offer even more in the coming four to five years.
Second Wine of Château L'Enclos
Surface: 22 acres
Terroir: A sandy-gravely surface-soil with clay-iron subsoils.
Location: Situated on the western slope of Pomerol's famous plateau across 3 terraces of the appellation.
Neighborhood: Clos René and Château Le Pin.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
Vats: Cement Tank thermoregulated
Vatting Time: 30 to 35 days
Ageing: 12 months
Barrels: 40% new French oak barrel and 60% one year old
Wine Varieties: 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc
Production: 700 cases
Appearance: Deep ruby color
Nose: Aromas and flavors of dark fruits underbrush, forest floor, and sweet cherries and plums in a medium-bodied format.
Mouth: The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, and very fresh.