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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.


2015 white Château de Rochemorin label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

Sauvignon blanc 100%

Weather

2015 was the third warmest year since 1900... Drought conditions, above-average monthly temperatures and sunshine (in the first half of the year), cool nights and hot weather in August accompanying véraison (colour change) were all ideal for the vines!

Tasting Comment

Appareance

This 2015 Rochemorin has a lovely pale yellow colour with lively golden highlights.

Nose

The interesting, complex bouquet is very floral, with overtones of white fruit (peach, nectarine, etc.)

Mouth

This wine is balanced and displays superb acidity as well as elegant white fruit flavours (peach and nectarines) reminiscent of the nose. It goes beautifully with fish and seafood, quiche, etc.

Ratings and reviews

Le Guide Hachette : 
31.08.2017

2018 Edition -  This classic wine with a golden colour and slightly amber highlights, made from aromatic Sauvignon Blanc grapes, has an exuberant bouquet with empyreumatic cocoa, vanilla, and brioche aromas acquired during ten months' ageing in barrel. A touch of acidity gives a lively first impression on the palate, bringing out the oaky hints, with tropical fruit breaking through. 2017-2021. fourchette Veal cutlet with chanterelle mushrooms.

Wine Chronicles : 
05.01.2017
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

Ripe and engaging. Here we have the Lurton philosophy of freshness married with a ripe vintage - and it works. (Panos Kakaviatos)

eRobertParker.com : 
29.04.2016
 - Note : 
from 90.00 to 92.00 / 100

The 2015 Château de Rochemorin Blanc, from the Vignobles André Lurton stable, has a fragrant bouquet of fresh lime, gooseberry and white flowers that is very charming. The palate is crisp and lively with a fine seam of acidity, impressive weight in the mouth with a spicy finish that completes what is a delicious white Bordeaux. This is recommended and will hopefully represent good value for money. (Neal Martin)

Decanter : 
19.04.2016
 - Note : 
89.00 / 100

Juicy gooseberry and green grassy edging to this 100% Sauvignon Blanc. A touch short, this has a lovely firm attack but a little soft on the finish. But a good-quality example of a clean, fresh Pessac white. Drink 2016 - 2023.

Jancisrobinson.com : 
04.04.2015
 - Note : 
16.50 / 20

Good lift and freshness. Bone dry end. Solid and lightly smoky. A hint of incense?! Excellent vitality. Drink 2017 - 2021.

Consumption period

2016 - 2021

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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

Denis DUBOURDIEU (Professor at the Institut d'Œnologie de Bordeaux) et Valérie LAVIGNE.

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