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Château de Rochemorin White

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The wines of Rochemorin were much appreciated in the 18th century by the lord of the manor, who was none other than Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu. The famous philosopher and author of "The Spirit of the Laws " was full of praise for these vivacious aromatic wines. You too will be delighted with the honeysuckle, blackcurrant bud, pineapple, apple and pear flavours that combine marvellously on the palate. The wines are also full-bodied, juicy and very fresh.  The smoky finish reflects the unique gravel terroir in Pessac-Léognan.


2016 white Château de Rochemorin label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon

Weather

2016 was one of the finest vintages in the past 20 years. Winter was exceptionally wet and mild, and it rained a great deal in spring until June. However, the weather changed radically in mid-June, turning warm and quite dry, with cool nights. Ideal conditions for growing excellent wine grapes!

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Brilliant, clear, and lovely pale yellow.

Nose

Elegant with hints of white fruit (elderberry), ripe citrus, and understated toasty oak.

Mouth

This 100% Sauvignon Blanc starts out straightforward, beautifully crisp, balanced, and elegant. The acidity is well-integrated and complemented by pink grapefruit and white fruit (nectarines, peach) flavours. The aftertaste is long, expressive, and very fruity with a kiss of oak. It makes an ideal partner for smoked salmon, fish dishes, and quiche lorraine.

Ratings and reviews

Jancisrobinson.com : 
25.04.2017
 - Note : 
16.00 / 20

Solid and structured but without the lushness of fruit of the Couhins-Lurton Blanc. When to drink : 2018 – 2021.

Decanter : 
03.04.2017

Elegant, finessed, soft citrus and elderflower. It lacks some concentration through the mid-palate, however. 100% Sauvignon Blanc vinified and aged in oak. Drinking Window 2018 – 2030. (Jane Anson)

James Suckling : 
27.03.2017
 - Note : 
from 91.00 to 92.00 / 100

Dense and powerful with lots of dried-apple and lemon character. Full body, bright acidity and a long finish.

Consumption period

2017 - 2027

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Ground

Surface

21.50 ha

Soil

Deep gravel slopes with limestone outcrops at the foot of the slopes

Winemaking

Grape harvest

Hand Picking

Others

Graft stock

Riparia gloire - 3309 -161.49

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

12 years

Grape variety

Sauvignon blanc

Pruning type

Double Guyot

Fermentation

After settling, in oak barrels

Fermentation temperature

18 à 23 °C

Malolactic

No

Wine maturing

For 10 months in oak barrels (35% new) on full lees with bâtonnage

Wine montage

Tartaric precipitation by cold treatment

Maturing potential

Excellent after 2 to 5 years, can age 12 to 15 years

Cellar master

Laurent BOUTHONNIER

Oenologist consultant

Valérie LAVIGNE

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