Clos Dubreuil
Vins - Clos Dubreuil - Vignoble Saint-Emilion - Benoit Trocard
Vins - Clos Dubreuil - Vignoble Saint-Emilion - Benoit Trocard

A Bordeaux wine with a long history

Clos Dubreuil, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

“Dubreuil” means “thicket” in old French. The estate must have been surrounded by one before being enclosed by a low stone wall.

Vins - Clos Dubreuil - Vignoble Saint-Emilion - Benoit Trocard

Heavenly wine

St-Émilion Grand Cru 70% Merlot

Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes is one of the 8 villages in the Saint-Émilion jurisdiction. This is where the wine’s appellation comes from. It’s thus no coincidence that Saint Christopher is the emblem of our winery. He is also the patron saint of travelers, protecting the wine while ageing during maturation.


Vins - Clos Dubreuil - Vignoble Saint-Emilion - Benoit Trocard

Due to excellent soil, this Clos Dubreuil wine demonstrates a distinctive character with its exceptional aromatic complexity. The palate is incredibly precise when it comes to identifying each black, red or blue fruit. This plateau wine is refreshing and acidic. With great ageing potential, 10 years of maturation reveal its truffle aspect which is a true delight for the palate.

Ameat juice aromatypical of merlots

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Clos Dubreuil

Surface : 17.7 acres

Soil : clay-limestone on all of the plots located at the top of the Saint-Émilion plateau, in the village of Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes.

Appellation : Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Âge moyen du vignoble : 40 years

Encépagement : 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Rendement : 35 hl/ha

Œnologue consultant : Michel Rolland

Vendanges : the grapes are harvested and sorted by hand before being sent by gravity-flow into fermentation tanks.

Vinification : Pre-fermentation maceration for 7 days under 5°C (41°F). Alcohol fermentation for 2 weeks at a maximum temperature of 27°C (80.6°F). Maceration for 1 week to obtain finesse and precision. Vinification completely by gravity-flow. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.

Breeding : 100% in French oak barrels (very fine-grained wood) for about 20 months before bottling. 60% new and 40% wine previously used for ageing.

Production : 15,000 bottles


Tasting review

One of my favorite cult Saint-Émilions, proprietor Benoît Trocard consistently turns out a gorgeous, hedonistic wine that is loaded with notes of flowers, black cherries, glycerin and fruit. From a more challenging vintage, the 2011 follows that trend. Relatively full for a 2011, with no hard edges, this sumptuous St-Émilion should drink nicely for 7-8 years.


Robert Parker
Vins - Clos Dubreuil - Vignoble Saint-Emilion - Benoit Trocard

Clos Dubreuilvintage

Vins - Clos Dubreuil - Vignoble Saint-Emilion - Benoit Trocard


Following a very mild winter, the spring of lockdown made us completely rethink the way we organize work in the vineyards, all under several climatic variations (hail, snow, flooding, a summer heat wave, etc.). Fortunately, hot days and cool nights the first two weeks of September provided optimal conditions, making it possible to reach good maturity levels for harvesting. The 2020 vintage is thus extremely promising with a rich but very balanced Clos Dubreuil with unprecedented depth and a freshness in which the salinity of the tannins is evident thanks to our clay-limestone soil.

Anamazing vintagethat will leave its mark on the history of Clos Dubreuil!