Chateau de Rouillac Rouge Pessac-Leognan 2012

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Chateau de Rouillac Rouge Pessac-Leognan 2012

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 42%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château De Rouillac

Tasting notes - A concentrated deep red wine, with ripe red and black fruit flavours enhanced by spicy notes of cloves and subtle truffle flavours. Silky smooth on the palate with fine and elegant tannins and a long, succulent finish.

Awards
Silver, SWA, 2018

Chateau de Rouillac Rouge Pessac-Leognan 2012

A concentrated, silky smooth wine with berried fruits
enhanced by spicy notes of cloves and subtle truffle
flavours. Long and elegant on the finish


Producer Note
Based in Pessac Leognan on the left bank of Bordeaux, the elegant and noble
Château de Rouillac is imbued with an historic past. In the 19th century Château de
Rouillac was owned by Baron Haussmann, who produced a delicious wine which is
said to have delighted Napoleon III. The current proprietor Laurent Cisneros and his
family took up the reins of this magnificent property in 2009, passionately
championing sustainable and environmental practices. The property has had a long
association with horses and possesses beautiful stables; Titan their huge and
impressive horse is still used today to plough the exceptional gravel soils in the
vineyard. Renowned oenologist Eric Boissenot produces wines which are delicately
blended with the utmost precision to reveal their optimum expression.


Vintage
2012 was a challenging vintage characterised by high rainfall. However, a hot, dry
period during the summer promoted the growth cycle and ripening of the grapes.
2012 was a grower’s vintage; meticulous work in the vineyard reduced the risks of
disease pressure and allowed for a harvest of good quality. Harvest dates were
carefully chosen, resulting in good quality fruit with silky tannins. Harvest took place
1st to 12th October 2012.


Vineyard
The property is located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation and is right at the
entrance to the city of Bordeaux. The vineyard sits on an exceptional terroir of gravel.
The estate covers 36 hectares of which 26 hectares are planted with vines. The vines
are cultivated sustainably, with respect for the environment and the biodiversity on
the estate. Herbicides are not employed; instead the vineyard is cultivated in the
traditional manner. The grapes are manually harvested.


Winemaking
Fermentation and maceration of the skins took place in temperature controlled
stainless steel vats, lasting for 20 to 25 days. During vinification daily pump-overs and
punching down of the cap took place in order to extract colour and tannins; and
impart structure and flavour. 100% of the wine was transferred to French oak barrels,
one third of which was new and the wine underwent malolactic fermentation; two
thirds of the wine were aged in barrels of one year.


Tasting Note
A concentrated and silky smooth wine, with ripe berry-fruit flavours enhanced by
spicy clove and subtle truffle notes. Fine and elegant tannins envelop the beautifully
balanced palate through to a long, succulent finish.


Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 42%

Awards
Silver, SWA, 2018

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