Château de Rochemorin (2012)


Château de Rochemorin 

Chateau : Château de Rochemorin

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 ofthe most reliable wines in the appellation, while remaining very affordable.

Vintage 2012
Appellation : Pessac-Léognan
Wine style : Rich and Powerful
Weather : Spring was very trying, with considerable rainfall leading to fungal diseases of all sorts. 
This called for very close attention in the vines until the 14th of July, when the weather changed durably forthe better.
Grape blend : Cabernet Sauvignon 60% / Merlot 40%.

Tasting Comment
Appareance : Brilliant deep garnet-red colour with copper highlights.
Nose : The complex bouquet features elegant, understated aromas of red fruit (raspberry, cherry), plum, and oak.
Mouth : The wine starts off quite smooth and fruity on the palate with hints of spice,tobacco, and even some tar on the aftertaste. 
This wine has a beautiful tannic structure and richness typical of the great wines of Pessac-Léognan.
The well-integrated oak adds extra body and structure to this wine that canbe enjoyed as of now, even though it can also wait a few years, at which point it will be delightful with roast duck or meat in a sauce.
Consumption period : 2015 - 2027


See region detail: France >> Bordeaux >> Pessac-Léognan
See producer detail: Château de Rochemorinrin

Wine style:
A.O.C.- Pessac-Leognan
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
Chateau de Rochemorin
Surface 56.00 ha
Soil Deep gravel
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 18 years
Grape variety Cabernet Sauvignon 60% / Merlot 40%.
Pruning type Double guyot with debudding
Grape harvest By hand or mechanical with an
Fermentation In stainless-steel temperature
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
Cellar master Laurent BOUTHONNIER
automatic sorting system at reception controlled tanks with patented 
cap-breaking system
new) with racking each trimester.
years can age 10 to 20 years.



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