Château Clinet is unusual in Pomerol for having such a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. In the 2019 vintage it was the highest it has been since the eighties, amounting to 20% of the final blend. Recent replanting has removed Merlot vines and replanted with more Cabernet Sauvignon suggesting a further increase in future vintages.
The vineyard covers 11.3 hectares and has three different plots. The best terroir of the estate is the “Le Grande Vigne” vineyard situated close to the Pomerol church and contains the oldest vines of the estate planted in 1934. The soil here is made up of deep clay. Another plot, neighbouring Pétrus and Château Lafleur has a gravel subsoil. In total the planting amounts to 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon.
After Ronan took over the property, he instigated a substantial replanting program, replanting 20% of the vineyards at a higher density whilst increasing the yields to 40 hectolitres per hectare.