Château de Rouillac 2016


The finesse of a great preserved terroir and the strong character of the Cisneros family!

57% Carbenet Sauvignon - 43% Merlot
The unit


This historic property located in the prestigious Pessac-Léognan appellation belonged to the famous Baron Haussmann in the 19th century and was bought by Laurent Cisneros in 2010. The Château de Rouillac has been completely rehabilitated and brought back to light. It is today one of the gems of the appellation with a strong commitment to an eco-friendly and sustainable agriculture combining the traditions of great wines and the modernity of the new Century. More than 50% of the vineyard is plowed using animal traction and draft horses that live in the magnificent stables of the estate. The Compass Rose is very present on the property and symbolizes the path traced by Laurent Cisneros and his family.

Press ratings:

RVF : 16-17/20. Decanter 93/100.

Tasting notes:

Deep purple color with purplish reflections. Intense bouquet mixing wild thyme, lavender flower, raspberry jelly and laurel wood. On the palate, this wine is voluptuous and elegant.

Serving temperature : 16-18°C
Decant : Decant 1h prior
Pair with : Lamb shoulder, beef from Bazas, game stew, vegetable tian, cheese
Cellar potential : 2021-2033

Data sheet

Certificates : High Environmental Value (HEV 3A since 2013)
Production :
57 000 bottles
Degree of alcohol : 13,5°
Surface area : 25,5 ha
Soil : Gravel from the Tertiary period
Grape varieties : 50% Cabernet Sauvignon - 50% Merlot
Harvest : From September 29th to October 14th 2016. Manual harvesting and passage on sorting table.
Wine-making process : Alcoholic fermentation and vatting in thermo-regulated tuns. Vatting time: 20 days. Mechanical punching down and pumping over.
Aging : The entire wine is aged between 12 and 15 months: 30% new French oak barrels and 70% barrels of a first wine, mostly oak from the forest of Bercé Jupilles (Sarthe).
Allergens : Contains sulfites
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