Appellation Pomerol

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Clos des Litanies

Pomerol

A Pomerol to be tasted religiously

Characteristics

Appellation : Pomerol

Owner : Joseph Janoueix family

Area under vine : 0,84 hectare

Grape varieties : 100% Merlot for roundness

Ageing : only in new oak barrels

Barrels : 4 (400 boxes)

Sales : Joseph Janoueix SA and directly from the estate

Food pairing

The Chateaux Joseph Janoueix has had the honour of being present at the Elysée, Matignon and Senate meals for a very long time. Here are a few menus that have been served at prestigious dinners.

We advise you to taste our wines with the following dishes, expect a good marriage...

Goose stuffed with dried fruit in the style of Françoise Janoueix

Soil type

Sandy on a very ferruginous background.

Grape varieties

Merlot only like the famous Pétrus.

Average production

It is practically "La Romanée Conti" of Pomerol, about 5000 masterpieces bottled at the estate.

Character of the wine

Delicate, elegant and complex nose. Beautiful Bottle that brings together what can be expected from a good Pomerol, complexity and remarkable structure. This vintage ranks among the greatest wines. Only its small size prevents the world from knowing it.

The past

On April 19, 1514, Jean de Valon, abbot commander of the Order of Malta, appointed Brother Mathieu Bossuet, a native of the parish, to the parish of Saint-Jean de Pomeyrol, a man who was "recommended by the zeal of his religion, the honesty of his life and morals and other honourable gifts of virtue". This holy man often went to a beautiful enclosed vineyard in the tenement of Jougla to read in the calm and serenity his breviary and to recite "The Litanies" of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saints in general and Saint Vincent, patron saint of winegrowers in particular. It was the winegrowers themselves who named this place Le Clos des Litanies after their pious priest.

Tasting notes

By renowned oenologists Michel ROLLAND and Stéphane TOUTOUNDJI (GAULT & MILLAU)

  • 2016 - EXCELLENT WINES
    Mouth with a dense tannic structure, harmonious oaky, round finish.
  • 2015 - AN EXCEPTIONAL YEAR
    Sappy fullness with a spherical mouth that possesses volume and freshness and a nice floral return. (Bettane et Desseauve)
  • 2013 - SEDUCED BY ITS BALANCE. ADORABLE WINES
    The nose and the mouth are fresh. Round and smooth wine

Awards

  • Harvest 1986 Gold Medal Concours des grands vins de France 1988 (out of stock).