The plot of Château L'Eglise-Clinet is just 4.5 hectares with typical production of around 1,000-1,500 cases per year.
A lengthy replanting programme has taken place since Denis Durantou took over in 1983. Vines grafted on unsuitable rootstocks have been ripped out in favour of better selections with around 8,000 vines occupying each of Château L'Eglise-Clinet's hectares. This is Pomerol so Merlot is king, representing approximately 85% of the blend with Cabernet Franc completing the picture.
A good proportion of the Cabernet Franc in the blend is from very old vines that survived the great frost of 1956, with the oldest vines dating back to 1935. 25% of Château L'Eglise-Clinet's vines are older than 75 years of age.