CHÂTEAU ROLLAN DE BY MÉDOC CRU BOURGEOIS

Domaines Rollan de By

APPELLATION

Médoc Cru Bourgeois

GRAPE VARIETIES

70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot

WINEMAKERS

Jean Luc Marteau

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Wine & Spirits
OCTOBER 2016
BACKGROUND

Château Rollan de By vinyards sit on 52ha (128 acres) of clayeychalky soils dating from the quaternary era. The vines are 35 years old on average with a density of 6,500 to 10,000 plants per hectare.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

Harvest occured from September 1st–October 6th, 2011. Yields of 50hl/ha. Grapes are mostly handpicked and sorted manually in the cellar and with an optical sorting table. Cold pre-fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks, long maceration between 40 and 45 days at 82°F in new oak barrels on fine lees. Followed by malolactic fermentation and lees stirring in barrels. First, the wine undergoes micro-bullage or microoxygenation and then is aged on lees with regular bâtonnage during 3 months. 18 months aged in tanks and oak barrels (95% French oak and 15% American oak).

TASTING NOTES

A very ripe, suave style, showing modern mocha, licorice and black tea aromas that lead the way for a solid core of blackberry and plum, with a velvety finish. Finishes with ample intergrated toast. Pairs well with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb,
duck, game, roasted chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes.

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