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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.


2013 château de Rochemorin red label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Cabernet Sauvignon 45 % / Merlot 55 %.

Weather

There was record rainfall during the first half of 2013. Spring was very cool, even cold (May and June), and this caused a major delay in vine growth (flowering). Much more clement weather (warm and sunny) arrived in July and lasted until the harvest.

Tasting Comment

Appearance

Very brilliant garnet-red.

Nose

Elegant and delicate with attractive hints of spice and red fruit (strawberry).

Mouth

Round and silky.  Big and rich with fruity and slightly roasted flavours on the aftertaste. Shows good balance and structure. Easy-to-drink and great with steak, lamb, and strong cheeses.

Ratings and reviews

Gault et Millau : 
02.06.2014
 - Note : 
14.50 / 20
Falstaff Magazin : 
01.04.2014
 - Note : 
from 86.00 to 88.00 / 100

Dark, ruby and garnet-red colour with a black core and purple highlights. Delicate balsamic-like aromas, along with dark berry fruit, a hint of coconut and fine oak. Medium-complexity, with a delicate flavour of clove and ripe cherries. Well integrated tannins and subtle sweetness in the finish. A good wine to accompany food. (Peter Moser)

Consumption period

2018 - 2020

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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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