Château de Rouillac Rouge Pessac-Leognan 2012

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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.

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£32.71

RRP: £34.49 (save 5%)

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Based in Pessac Leognan on the left bank of Bordeaux, the elegant and noble Château de Rouillac is imbued with a 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.

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.

 
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RRP £34.49
Vintage 2012
Alcoholic strength 13.5%
Serve with grilled duck breast, roast beef or mature cheese
Awards Silver, SWA, 2018; Wine Merchant Top 100, Top 100 Winner, 2019
Grapes Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 42%
Body C
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan No
Milk No
Eggs Yes
Organic No
Biodynamic No

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