Introduction : 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.
Region : Bordeaux
Appellation : Pessac-Leognan
Grape Variety : 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot
Colour : Red
Agricultural practices : Sustainable wine
ABV : 13.50%
Ageing : Manual harvest. Ageing between 12 months in oak barrels (1/3 new oak being used).
thirds of the wine were aged in barrels of one year.
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.
Serving temperature : 16 °C
Food pairing : Grilled duck breast, roast beef or mature cheese. Decanting is recommended.