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Clos de l'Oratoire

Saint émilion grand cru

Le Clos de l’Oratoire, owned by the Comtes von Neipperg, is located on Saint-Emilion’s north-east slope.

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Owner

Comtes von Neipperg

History

1969

The history of Clos de l’Oratoire dates from when a number of vineyard plots, and the farming of these, were separated from the main vineyard of Château Peyreau and were subsequently ranked as a classified growth in 1969, on the first revision of the original Saint-Emilion classification.

1972

In this year the Comtes von Neipperg, owners in Saint-Emilion of Château Canon La Gaffelière and La Mondotte, acquired the Clos. Vines, an ever-present feature in their German estates since the 13th century, have always been at the heart of family life there.

1991

Stephan von Neipperg, the heir to some 800 years of family wine-growing tradition, took over the reins in this year. Just as he had done at his other estates, and ably supported by his teams, he quickly introduced the same wine-growing philosophy, based above all on care and attention for the soils.

2017

After several years of preparation, Clos de l’Oratoire began its conversion to organic farming. The vineyard’s terroir and its components, valued by the estate as a living entity to be carefully preserved, are the cornerstone on which unique wines displaying a faithful reflection of their origin are made.

Key Figures

Grape COmposition

80% Merlot – 20% Cabernet Franc

Soils

Clay-limestone and Fronsac molasse at the top of the slope and clay-limestone at the foot of the slope.

Surface Area

13.07 hectares (32 acres)

Clos de l'Oratoire

Our different Saint-Emilion wine estates can all be discovered at Château Canon La Gaffelière. Clos de l’Oratoire is therefore pleased to welcome you there Mondays to Fridays except on bank holidays, by appointment only. Please contact us for any further information and/or bookings via this link: http://www.neipperg.com/fr/visiter.html Looking forward to seeing you there soon!

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