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Château de Rochemorin Red

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 2001 Château de Rochemorin red
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 60% / Merlot 40%

Weather

There was significant rainfall in 2001, especially in winter and early summer. A ten-day warm period set in on the tenth of July and lasted until the harvest. There were a few storms in August accompanied by hail in some places. September was a little chilly.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Intense colour, dark red.

Nose

Complex, with notes of grilled and red fruits, lightly vanilla-flavoured.

Mouth

Balanced attack, well structured, with mellow tannins, a good length. 

Ratings and reviews

Sélection Chartier 2007 : 
01.02.2007
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Very good wine - Superb Rochemorin 2001 - a new batch is expected in Autumn 2006; deep colour, intense aromas and generous structure, ripe tannins, rich, almost imposing savours, with lingering hints of coffee, cocoa, raspberry and lead pencil. Breadth, depth and complexity at an affordable price. You would be wrong to sniff at this vintage in Bordeaux, showing particularly well at the moment. (François Chartier)

Le Guide Fleurus des vins : 
20.09.2005
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15.00 / 20

2006 Edition

Le Guide Hachette : 
01.09.2004
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2005 Edition - From the same producer as La Louviere and Couhins-Lurton, this wine, too, is distinguished by its fine structure and elegance, as witnessed by its intense garnet colour. The nose is complex, the vanilla and spicy notes not overpowering the berry aromas. Thanks to its firm tanins and opulence, this is a wine which will age gracefully.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
01.06.2002

Really much appreciated.

The Wine Advocate : 
01.05.2002

We liked its complex aromas, pretty fruit, ample palate, still firm tannins which will doubtless soften and round out and which show the wine's potential.

Consumption period

Drink today.

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Ground

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

20 years

Grape variety

Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot

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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