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, September 21, 2008

The harvest 2008

Here we are, harvest will start next week.

We've reached the same maturity as in 2007, with 209g/l of sugar (12.4° of alcohol), a ph of 3.2 and acidity of 4.4gH2SO4/l.

It means we can expect a good millesima, with at least the same quotation in Wine Revues.

It will be a frutty millesima, with less tanins than in 2005, may be with more acidity, but we've got to wait the vinification to confirm.

Hope there won't be rain before and during harvest.

So long

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