Chateau de Rouillac Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2018

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Chateau de Rouillac Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2018

Country - France

Region - Bordeaux

Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc 90%, Sauvignon Gris 10%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Château De Rouillac

Tasting notes - Elegant and aromatic, with delicate notes of lemon tart, almond grapefruit and rose petal on the nose. The palate is rich and silky with refreshing balance through to a charming finish.

Chateau de Rouillac Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2018

A complex and aromatic nose of elderberry, passion fruit,
jasmine and ripe peach enhanced by a note of ginger
leading to a rich and toasty flavour, long and luxurious.
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
2018 was characterised by a hot summer; July and August were hot and dry enabling
the fruit to reach excellent phenolic and sugar ripeness. In view of the warmer vintage,
the grapes were harvested earlier than usual to avoid over-maturity. The fruit was
cooled as soon as possible to retain the quality and the resulting wine has retained the
floral characteristics of the Sauvignon Blanc variety.
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, Titan the mighty draft horse works the land in the
traditional manner. The grapes are manually harvested.
Winemaking
The grapes were carefully sorted and pneumatically pressed under cool conditions.
Fermentation took place in new French oak barrels under cool conditions of 16 to 18°C.
The wine spent six months on the lees in oak barrels, of which 30% were new oak. Daily
'bâtonnage' or lees stirring took place, imbuing the wine with texture and complexity.
Tasting Note
Elegant and aromatic, with delicate notes of lemon tart, almond grapefruit and rose
petal on the nose. The palate is rich and silky with refreshing balance through to a
charming finish.
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc 90%, Sauvignon Gris 10%
Winemaker: Eric Boissenot
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Pessac Leognan
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%

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