The chateau was renovated and parts of the vineyard were replanted by Alain Raynaud who acquired it in 1997. Another change made by Alain Raynaud was a move from mechanical harvesting to picking by hand. Pierre Lurton, famous for running esteemed properties like Château d’Yquem in addition to Château Cheval Blanc, now oversees much of the operations on the vineyard. In 2012, they earned their certification for being completely 100% Organic. In 2014, Château Quinault l’Enclos also began to include Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend for the first time. The property is planted in one single parcel, which is unusual considering the vineyard is approximately 20-hectares. Château Quinault l’Enclos has a warmer microclimate than a lot of the Right Bank region, and in accordance with that, they often harvest a bit earlier than other properties. The reason they do this is to avoid producing a jammy, overripe sort of wine. The grapes are vinified in wood vats, and the wine is aged in 50% ne…
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