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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 château de Rochemorin red 2006
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Soft and Sensual

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 60% / Merlot 40%.

Weather

Although the first quarter of 2006 was cold and wet (precipitation in March was 3 to 4 times greater than average), this was above all a hot year – in fact, the second hottest since 1950. There was a brief period of extreme heat in July, but the month of September was very mild and dry.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Garnet with brilliant violet highlights.

Nose

Powerful, with lots of fruit : strawberry, raspberry and cherry over smoky, toasty, vanilla and tobacco notes.

Mouth

Clean, full-bodied and smooth upfront. Silky, melting tannins. Well-rounded, with expressive berry aromas, cassis, as well as licorice. Drink now and for the next ten years. Excellent with dark meats, also sweetbreads with cèpe mushrooms, shoulder of rabbit.

Ratings and reviews

Bettane et Desseauve : 
01.09.2012
 - Note : 
14.50 / 20

Le Guide des Vins de France 2013 - This 2006 is reaching its peak. It is forward with plenty of tannin, but this is quite rich and fully in keeping with traditional Bordeaux.

Guide Hubert : 
30.05.2009

Elegant, delicately fruity, smoky nose, very classy, echoed by the palate, soft, accessible, velvety, with fine tannins, plenty of fruit and freshness.

La Revue du Vin de France : 
12.06.2007

Elegant nose, dark berry and sweet spices, echoed on the palate, plump and suave, with attractive tannins.

The Wine Spectator : 
02.04.2007
 - Note : 
from 85.00 to 88.00 / 100

Shows good fruit, with some sweetness. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish.

Consumption period

2013 - 2021

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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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