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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.

label of 2020 Château de Rochemorin red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 65% / Merlot 25% / Petit Verdot 10%


Une grande douceur et une pluviométrie contrastée ont marquées 2020 : grosses pluies printanières, forte sècheresse estivale. L'hiver, assez chaud, a favorisé un débourrement précoce. Les chaleurs estivales passées, les nuits fraîches de fin août ont été très bénéfiques à la maturation des raisins.

Tasting Comment


Colour is a lovely deep red with purple highlights.


Pleasant nose with notes of black fruits such as blackberry or blackcurrant. Slightly spicy notes enhance the whole.


The attack is supple. There is good volume and sweetness in the middle palate. The tannic structure is remarkable with noticeable tannins on the finish. These are well coated. This is a powerful wine, in a very fine vintage. It can be enjoyed with a salad of gizzards and duck breast, lamb chops with garlic and herbs or a cheese platter (Gouda, Camembert, St Nectaire...)

Ratings and reviews

Markus Del Monego : 
 - Note : 
91.00 / 100

Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Expressive nose with hints of blackcurrant jelly, vanilla and gingerbread, subtle oak. On the palate well balanced with velvety tannins, fresh character with juicy fruit, ripe dark berries and plums, a well balanced wine with very good length.

Decanter : 
 - Note : 
92.00 / 100

Smooth and elegant, a ton of personality, with grilled roasted rosemary and damson fruit. Sexy and great value, this is a lovely wine and showcases the success of Jacques Lurton's influence at his family estates. Drinking Window 2023 - 2036. (Jane Anson)

Panos Kakaviatos : 
 - Note : 
from 92.00 to 93.00 / 100

Tasted among many Graves wines at Château Carbonnieux and this stood out for me in a lower price point for its brownie cake appeal and hint of smoky spice. An important majority of Merlot in the blend this year, and you have a wine both refined and fun to drink at the same time. Do not hesitate!

Vinous : 
 - Note : 
from 90.00 to 92.00 / 100

(Neal Martin)

Consumption period

2024 - 2031

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56.00 ha


Deep gravel


Grape harvest

By hand or mechanical with an automatic sorting system at reception


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

20 years

Grape variety

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot

Pruning type

Double guyot with debudding


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

Fermentation temperature

28° to 30°C



Wine maturing

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

Wine montage


Maturing potential

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