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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.

2015 red Château de Rochemorin label
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan

Wine style

Rich and Powerful

Grape blend

Merlot 55% / Cabernet Sauvignon 45%


2015 was the third warmest year since 1900... Drought conditions, above-average monthly temperatures and sunshine (in the first half of the year), cool nights and hot weather in August accompanying véraison (colour change) were all ideal for the vines!

Tasting Comment


Lovely garnet-red colour with slight bricking.


The enticing nose displays hints of slightly jammy red fruit (strawberry) and spice (white pepper).


Beautifully balanced on the palate. Starts out quite soft and smooth, going on to display power, elegance, and a long fruity (morello cherry) aftertaste. This Pessac-Léognan is perfect with roast beef, duck confit, and pork.

Ratings and reviews

The Wine Spectator : 

Web only - A sleek and fresh style, with damson plum and red currant fruit lined with a light iron note. Shows a sanguine thread on the finish, though the minerality lingers longest. Drink now through 2026. (James Molesworth) : 

The 2015 Château de Rochemorin has abundant ripe mulberry and strawberry preserve aromas on the generous bouquet. The palate is smooth on the entry with dark berries and touches of black tea and bay leaf, nicely balanced with some graininess towards the easy-going finish. (Neal Martin)

Decanter : 

A consistent name from the André Lurton stable. Serious tight tannins; a little over extracted, with 30%-40% new oak which is overwhelming at this stage. Good ambition but not fully in balance. Drink 2021 - 2033. (Jane Anson)


silver medal - 2020 Sakura - Japan Women's Wine Awards
Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2020

Consumption period

2019 - 2026

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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.