Château Grande Rouchonne 2012 AOC Saint-Emilion grand cru

Intense red hue with ripe fruit and toast on the nose. The tannins are pronounced without being bitter or tart and the wine has a nice fat texture. An excellent vintage.

The wine

A small domaine covering two hectares of vines in the Vignonet commune. Production is limited to 13,000 bottles of grand cru. Good cellaring potential, can be kept for up to 12 years, depending on the vintage.

The vintage

A good year, low yields, preferably drink before 2022.

Terroir

Sand and gravel.

In the vineyard

Ploughing carried out on every other vine row using cover crops, no chemical weeding. Sustainable wine growing methods.

Winemaking

Ploughing carried out on every other vine row using cover crops, no chemical weeding. Sustainable wine growing methods.

Cépages

Merlot : 90 % Cabernet : 10 %

Serving tips

Following the harvest, the grapes are sorted by hand before going into vat. Traditional methods of vinification. Wines are aged for one year in oak barrels consisting of 1/4 new , 1/4 one-year old, 1/4 two-year old and 1/4 three-year old.

Food pairing

Sauce-based meat dishes, game, grilled meats, all cheeses, white meats.


Médaille d'or

Concours des Grands Vins de France à Macon