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Château de Rochemorin Red

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Château de Rochemorin belonged to the great philosopher and writer Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, in the 18th century. Among other famous works, he was the author of the "Persian Letters". Montesquieu was a fine ambassador for the red wines of Rochemorin among his friends, acquaintances and the notables he met during his trips throughout Europe, never forgetting to praise the beautiful complexity and mineral characteristics of his wine, so typical of the Graves terroir. Its beautiful aromatic expression, accompanied by a well-balanced and elegant palate make this one of the most reliable wines in the appellation, while remaining very affordable.


2016 red Château de Rochemorin label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 65% / Cabernet Sauvignon 35%

Weather

2016 was one of the finest vintages in the past 20 years. Winter was exceptionally wet and mild, and it rained a great deal in spring until June. However, the weather changed radically in mid-June, turning warm and quite dry, with cool nights. Ideal conditions for growing excellent wine grapes!

Tasting Comment

Appareance

Its lovely, intense colour is a particularly vivid, brilliant red.

Nose

The bouquet is intense, with slightly spicy hints and lots of fresh, red-berry fruit.

Mouth

The freshness of the initial impression leads into an elegant, well-balanced structure, with red-berry fruit and soft, resolved tannin. Its oaky overtones are initially discreet, but become more intense on the lovely, long aftertaste. It makes a delicious foil for pot-roasted guinea fowl, preserved goose, or jugged hare.

Ratings and reviews

Decanter : 
03.04.2017
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

A consistently good value André Lurton property that has produced a good medium term drinker in this vintage. As ever, the fruit delivery is on the modern side of classical, with richly finessed deep plum and damson, and slightly chalky tannins. 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon planted across 56ha on gravel soils, with an average vine age of 19 years. Drinking Window 2025 – 2040. (Jane Anson)

Consumption period

2019 - 2028

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Surface

56.00 ha

Soil

Deep gravel

Winemaking

Grape harvest

By hand or mechanical with an automatic sorting system at reception

Others

Graft stock

101.14 - Riparia Gloire - 3909

Plant food

Traditional, limited impact

Plant density

6,500 to 8,500 vines per hectare

Wine average age

19 years

Grape variety

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot.

Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding

Fermentation

In stainless-steel temperature controlled tanks with patented cap-breaking system

Fermentation temperature

28° to 30°C

Malolactic

Yes

Wine maturing

For 12 months in oak barrels (30-40% new) with racking each trimester.

Wine montage

Eggwhites.

Maturing potential

Subject to vintage, expressive after 3 years, can age 10 to 20 years.

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