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2016 Vieux Chateau des Rocs Cuvee Tradition Saint-Émilion

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  • Petite Chateau, Ran by 4th Gen Winemaker
  • 97 Point Vintage, Wine Enthusiast
  • Family Owned & Operated
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About the wine 

The Vieux Château des Rocs is a family-owned and operated petite Chateau ran by 4th generation winemaker, Guillaume Seize. Located on the clay-limestone slopes in the heart of the Lussac Saint Emilion appellation, its name originates from the limestone bedrock blanketing the area. The vineyards are planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc; however, varietal usage will vary depending on the vintage.

Guillaume is diligently watching over his vineyards as they reach optimal maturity by controlling yields,combining family tradition, along with modern techniques to craft this little-known gem. Here's another petite chateau that's guaranteed to steal the show!

Lussac-Saint-Emilion is a small village that covers a large terroir of 1,500 hectares of vineyards north of Saint-Emilion. Known as the satellite of Saint Emilion, the region features plenty of plateaus and valleys, nestled between Isle and Dordogne. The vineyards benefit from oceanic influences and a clay-limestone subsoil, a favorite terroir for the Merlot variety. 

The region produces wines that rival the greats of St-Emilion at an affordable price. If you love rustic, unfiltered petit chateau Bordeaux, you’ll love this wine.

Tasting Notes: 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The 2016 Vieux Chateau des Rocs reflects the great wines of Saint-Emilion. Preserving the richness of the aromas and fruit to obtain a gourmet, balanced and elegant wine. Best after 5 to 8 years in bottle. 

Reviews  

Richly endowed, this wine has weight and dense layers of black fruits. Partial wood aging has calmed the tannins after four years and allowed the fruit to come through. This ripe wine will be delicious from late 2020 ~90 Wine Enthusiast

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