Château Roquebrune is located in the Cénac village, one of the northest area of the Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux appellation. The Château was named « Roquebrune » during the 18th Century after its distinctive soils composed of high density limestone and well-drained brown clay located upon the slopes.
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A.O.C.: Bordeaux rouge
Vineyard surface area: 10 hectares
Terroir: Clayey-gravelly slopes
Grape varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Malbec
Average vine age: 20 years
Viticulture : Traditional Bordeaux-style vine training, with two canes and a flat arch. Controlled grassing-down of the vine rows or mechanical working of the soil, to improve the soils’ vitality and biodiversity. Manual “green pruning” , for a homogeneous distribution and proper aeration of the grape bunches. Mechanical grape harvesting.Sustainable farming methods are applied to the entire vineyard, which enjoys Haute Valeur Environnementale (“High Environmental Value”) certification.
Vinification: Destemming, crushing and vatting. Cold pre-fermentation maceration during 72 hours, to delicately extract colour and fruitiness. Fermentation and maceration in stainless-steel, temperature-controlled tanks during 20 days on average.
Ageing: 6 months in oak barrels.
Tasting notes:A powerful wine with a strong color. Ripe fruit notes with spices.The ageing in barrels refines the tannins and gives them a silky and elegant character.Agrees with red meats. Its character allows it to accompany dishes more spicy.
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