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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 2019 Château de Rochemorin white
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon

Weather

2019 was marked by a fairly mild winter, resulting in early bud break. Spring rainfall was scarce and drought conditions set in in early summer. Rainfall in August provided a welcome relief for winegrowers.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Crystal clear, a quite pale yellow colour with some green reflections.

Nose

Expressive on the nose, with finely oaked citrus notes. After aeration, more floral notes (broom) emerge

Mouth

Very fresh attack. Acidity and freshness are subtly balanced; good fat on the mid-palate, with floral and some more exotic notes, and light, perfectly integrated oak. Very well balanced overall. This wine can be served with shellfish, salmon gravlax, or blanquette de veau.

Ratings and reviews

Jean-Marc Quarin : 
18.06.2020
 - Note : 
from 93.00 to 94.00 / 100
James Suckling : 
08.06.2020
 - Note : 
from 92.00 to 93.00 / 100
Markus del Monego : 
01.06.2020
 - Note : 
90.00 / 100

Bright yellow colour with green hue. Elegant nose with aroma reminiscent of citrus fruit, white blossoms and hints of Buxus. On the palate well balanced with crisp acidity, juicy fruit and very good length.

Vinous : 
30.05.2020
 - Note : 
from 90.00 to 92.00 / 100

The 2019 de Rochemorin Blanc offers fresh pear and green apple scents with leesy notes becoming more prominent with aeration. The palate is well balanced with tangy orange rind on the entry, a fine bead of acidity with a fresh finish laced with sour lemon. I like this.(Neal Martin)

Consumption period

2021 - 2026

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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

Oenologist consultant

Valérie LAVIGNE

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