Château Rocher Corbin

Montagne Saint-Émilion – 2014

Region: France - Bordeaux

Château Rocher Corbin

For the past ten years Philippe Durand has been making impressive investments and improvements at Château ROCHER CORBIN. Just northwest of the town of Montagne the Château is perfectly situated on the western slope of the Calon mound at the highest point in the area of Montagne Saint-Emilion.

 

Grapes / Soils

Merlot (80%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) Planted 1875 & 1935 (15%), 1985 Limestone & clay 10.5 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • The single estate vineyard of Chateau Rocher Corbin consists of 10.5 hectares in one block, pefrectly situated on the western slope of the Calon mound at the highest point in the area.
  • This vineyard site provides maximum exposure to the sun and perfect natural irrigation.
  • The wine comes from vines that average 45 years old. 15% of the vineyard has vines more than 80 years old and includes a 140-year-old Merlot parcel!
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested.
  • 12 to 14 months aging in French oak barrels, 50% new
  • Number bottles produced of this wine: 42,000
Winemaker's Notes
  • Dark ruby color with such a mellow and deep nose, hard to wait to taste.
  • Warm and full nose on very ripe berries, blackcurrant, black cherries and soft chocolate notes.
  • Tender, silky and perfectly balanced palate and length, on cherries, toasted and dark coffee notes, all in perfect harmony.
  • Full-bodied and viscous.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1875 & 1935 (15%), 1985.
  • Grown on soils of limestone & clay.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in oak barrels.
Technical Information
  • Blend: Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%)
  • Alcohol: 13.5%

General Info

Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation(s) Montagne Saint-Émilion
Proprietors Philippe Durand
Founded 1860
Winemaker Philippe Durand
Annual Production 2,200 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, bio-dynamic) Organic