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Château de Rochemorin White

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 château de Rochemorin white 2006
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Elegant and Fruity

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon blanc.

Weather

Although the first quarter of 2006 was cold and wet (precipitation in March was 3 to 4 times greater than average), this was above all a hot year – in fact, the second hottest since 1950. There was a brief period of extreme heat in July, but the month of September was very mild and dry.

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Luminous yellow fringed with pale green.

Nose

Charming nose, frank, toasty, smoky notes, intense fruit (peach, pineapple, mango, fruit salad) that coats the glass. Evokes flowering peach trees…

Mouth

Smooth, rich, opulent, lingering sucrose impression. Red grapefruit, tangy highlight. Melting oak. Astonishing mix of youth and power. Drink now or within three to five years, with grilled white meats or fish (whole char-grilled sea bass with fennel, John Dory with grilled leeks, casserole of brill with chanterelle mushrooms).

Ratings and reviews

La Revue du Vin de France : 
12.06.2007

Nose of pure fruit with attractive smoky notes; the palate is opulent, frank and fresh. Very agreable.

Medals

VARLDENS DINER
Or
Challenge International du Vin 2009

Consumption period

2013 - 2016

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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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