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.

Monday, June 9, 2008

De-earthing 2008

We've just ended de-earthing.

It consists in de-earthing and taking away weeds at the bottom of the vinestock.

This work is very difficult. We need 6 hours per hectare to do the job.

After this mechanical work, we'll have to hand de-earth the 5 cm long earth on both sides of the vinestock. Nature and weed have understood that the less reacheable place for the machine is the bottom of the vinestock.

This job lasts 30 hours per hectare.

We spend 36 hours per hectare just to kill weed, whereas this job can be done with chemical weed-killers in 4 hours.

This job is done twice a year. It represents 2€ per bottle.

But look at the "mesange" bird. How happy it is, flying behind our tractor, looking at earth worms.

My english is not fluent and may be I don't use the right words. Please ask me if you need more explanations.

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