Modern is also a term used to describe the winery and style of wine at Château Clinet on the northern end of the Pomerol plateau. Purchased by the Laborde family in 1998, there has been an extensive refit of the winery in 2014, which now features high-tech, stainless steel vats on below ground level, so as to facilitate gravity flow vinification. Visiting the winery includes a tour of this facility, and as well as the 3 wines included in the tasting, visitors can also purchase from older vintages available in enomatic machines.
However, one of the most frequented château in the appellation is one of the oldest. Château de Sales has been in the same family for over 500 years and with a bit of luck, you may have current owner Bruno de Lambert as your guide to share his story when you visit.