First bottled in 1970, this wine has often been awarded for its quality.
On a 18,9 acres (7,5 hectares) surface, located on a sandy and gravel tableland, to the north east of Libourne, the CHATEAU de ROQUEBRUNE vineyard has been cultivated for 5 generations with the care necessary to elaborate a great wine.

This wine is like a child to whom the owner gave all his love. The soil has been consistently worked with regard to the best ecological and environmental practices.

Harvesting of the grapes is done manually when optimum maturity has been reached.

The winemaking process is achieved with great attention, permitting the elaboration of a wine of character, rich, enduring in the nose as on the palate, savory and full bodied with good ageing potentials.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Spring Works

Nature woke up, plants and weeds grow up under the rows. A small flowers carpet cover the ground.

We'll have to avoid plants to mix with bottom leaves, to pump food contained into the soil and to contaminate leaves .

Plants transpire and are convered by dew enabling a wet area at the bottom leaves of the vine which may help to develop mildiou desease.

That's the reason why Chateau de Roquebrune is well equiped with special machines to work the soil. We can de-earth(1) 7 ha in two days. To respect nature we need huge resources to be able to interfere during the very small delay the nature gives us.

Chateau de Roquebrune use mechanical way to kill the weeds. It's the most expensive way, but the best to preserve nature.

See you soon for other news.

(1) De-earthing (déchaussage) consist in taking the earth at the bottom of the vinestock to keep it back to the middle of the row covering the weeds.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Welcome to Chateau de Roquebrune

Château de Roquebrune is starting like nature a new cycle. Please don't hesitate to ask us questions about nature, viticulture, wine making, wine tasting, and new AOC (Appellations d'Origine Controlée) rules.