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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.

2014 white Château de Rochemorin label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

Sauvignon blanc 100%


Winter and spring were very mild, but the summer of 2014 did not live up to our expectations: it rained heavily in July, and August was much cooler than usual. However, starting in September, a miraculous Indian summer with high temperatures, was very favourable to ripening.

Tasting Comment


2014 white Château Rochemorin has an attractive, brilliant, pale yellow colour with golden highlights.


Intense bouquet with delicate nuances of yellow peach, apricot, and other ripe fruit, as well as notes of fresh toast.


Elegant, well-balanced, and full-bodied. Good and rich with a long fruity aftertaste. The slight smokiness on the finish is most attractive. The wine's pleasant freshness makes it wonderful partner for white meats and cheeses.

Ratings and reviews

James Suckling : 
 - Note : 
93.00 / 100

So much sliced-lime character here with apple and pear undertones. Full-bodied, very flavorful and intense. Long and bright finish. Dense and reserved. Give it a year or two to open.

Le Guide Hachette : 
 - Note : 


2017 Edition - A fortified farmhouse built in the Périgord style that once belonged to Montesquieu, this château nearly lost all its vines in the early 20th century because the owners at the time preferred forestry to winegrowing. Purchased in 1973 by André Lurton, the vineyard is now quite large (100 hectares) and has state-of-the-art cellars. Made entirely with Sauvignon Blanc, this 2014 displays good varietal character with a bouquet of white flowers, citrus, (lemon, grapefruit zest), a touch of boxwood, and well-integrated toasty oak. The wine's aromatics carry over onto the palate, which is full-bodied and beautifully fresh. : 
 - Note : 
from 83.00 to 85.00 / 100

The Château Rochemorin Blanc 2014 was not as complex or as intense on the nose as I was expecting. The palate is balanced with a pleasant sour lemon entry, but it feels a little monotonous thereafter. Early drinking only. (Neal Martin)

Le Figaro : 
 - Note : 
14.00 / 20

En Primeur 2014 - A clean, well-structured Sauvignon Blanc with decent concentration and a good aftertaste.

Bettane et Desseauve : 
 - Note : 
88.00 / 100

Great character and elegance. Ethereal, ripe, pure, bouquet, with lovely mineral overtones, full-bodied and flavourful on the palate, with a magnificent aftertaste. Fresh and full of fruit.

Decanter : 
 - Note : 
87.00 / 100

Round candied lemon peel and fresh citrus flavours, beautifuly fresh structure, precise flavours, white flowers and honeysuckel provide left on the finish. Drink: 2015-2019. (Jane Anson)

The Wine Patriot : 
 - Note : 
89.00 / 100

En Primeur 2014 - (Antoon Laurent)


silver medal - 2020 Sakura - Japan Women's Wine Awards
Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2020

Consumption period

2015 - 2025

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21.50 ha


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


Grape harvest

Hand Picking


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


After settling, in oak barrels

Fermentation temperature

18 à 23 °C



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

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