Château Rocher Calon

Château Rocher Calon
  • COUNTRY

    France

  • APPELLATION

    Montagne St.-Emilion

  • VARIETY

    Merlot

  • AGE OF VINES

    35 years

  • FARMING

    Conventional

  • SOIL

    Argillo-calcaire

  • ALTITUDE

    Avg. 300 ft

  • ABOUT THE WINERY

    A small 12ha property owned by the Lagarde family with the famous Michel Rolland as consultant winemaker.  The vines average 35 years of age, and the plantations are on soils that include many ancient fossils, indicating that they were once under an ocean.  The calcium content of this type of soil seems to be ideal for growing interesting-tasting wines.  After harvest, the grapes are cold-macerated for 4 days prior to fermentation (this helps in extracting color and flavor from the skins); the fermented wine is then aged 18 months in stainless steel and cement tanks (no wood).  As a result we have a non-oaky wine with rich fruit that is dry and has a medium-full body; it can be enjoyed now due to its excellent balance, but could also be aged up to 5 years to give it even more complexity that it has now.

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