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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 of 2018 Château de Rochemorin white pdf
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Tender and Aromatic

Grape blend

100% Sauvignon

Weather

2018 was one of the warmest years since 1900, featuring above-average temperatures, the second hottest summer to date, and abundant sunshine… Heavy rainfall in the first half of the year was followed by persistent, near-record drought conditions in September.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Pale-yellow colour scattered with silver highlights.

Nose

The nose is wonderfully intense, featuring aromas of yellow fruit (peach, nectarine) and lemon zest enhanced by hints of vanilla.

Mouth

Starts out smooth on the palate. Roundness and volume are the two main qualities of this wine, displaying superb structure and balance between richness and freshness. Retronasal aromas of lemon zest follow through to the palate, accounting for the wine's impressive length and lovely freshness on the finish. Ideal served with asparagus and smoked salmon, jumbo prawns in curry sauce or sea bream with lemon grass.

Ratings and reviews

vvWine : 
02.05.2019
 - Note : 
from 90.00 to 91.00 / 100

Pale yellow colour. A fine and wonderfully lively bouquet, featuring citrus and peach aromas, accompanied by herbal notes (chamomile and lemon zest). Incredibly fine, fresh, juicy, and pure, this wine is light as a dancer yet tight, with very good acidity and a salty tang on the finish, which is both surprising and elegant. Well done! 2020-2028. (Adrian Van Velsen)

Bettane et Desseauve : 
25.04.2019

Very precise on the nose, displaying powerful aromas of fruit and yellow flowers, alongside beautiful minerality. Straightforward, unctuous and very rich, yet incredibly fresh on the palate. A delicious, aromatic, and well-balanced wine made to the highest standards.

GreatBordeauxWines.com : 
31.03.2019
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100
Decanter : 
30.03.2019
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

The Lurtons know what they are doing with white wines, and this year have done a very good job of delivering. Straight off the first nose you can tell there's interest here: it's juicy and focussed with a kick on the finish, providing plenty of interest in the glass. 41hl/ha yield. Ageing is on lees. Drinking Window 2022 – 2038

Consumption period

2019 - 2028

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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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