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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.


label of 2017 Château de Rochemorin white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon

Weather

The 2017 vintage was one of the earliest on record. The growing season was marked by a dry winter and spring (46% less rainfall than usual), accompanied by temperatures 2°C above average (except for the frost in April). This dry summer weather was ideal for ripening the seeds until late August.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

A pale yellow colour with green highlights.

Nose

The bouquet is especially fresh, featuring floral nuances and aromas of white peach with a hint of vanilla.

Mouth

Starts out smooth with a subtle richness. A well-balanced wine with vanilla flavours on the middle palate, notes of tropical fruits (pineapple) and a lemony finish. It makes an ideal partner for smoked salmon, veal Saltimbocca or chicken with oyster mushrooms.

Ratings and reviews

The Wine Spectator : 
04.02.2019

Very fresh, with racy lemon peel, tarragon and white peach notes streaming through. A flash of quinine on the finish keeps a mouthwatering detail echoing. Drink now through 2023. (James Molesworth)

Consumption period

2018 - 2028

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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

13 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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