Château Rousselle Emotion

Surface : 14 hectares.

 

Grape varieties : 80% merlot, 12% cabernet sauvignon, 8% malbec .

 

Average age : 40 years old.

 

Density : 5700 vine-plants/hectare.

 

Soil : Slopes of limestone covered by 30 cm to 1m of brown clay.

 

Method : Field under controlled grass. Guyot double pruning, 7 buds. High trellising (1,90m). Debudding. Thinning out the leaves. Harvest in green. Controlled yield of 50 hl/ha.

 

Cellar : Thermo-regulated. Modernized in 2017.

 

Vinification : Cold macerations. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration over an extended period to extract the aromas and give the wine all its strength.

 

Ageing : 12 months inside French oak barrels, 50% new barrels and 50% one year old barrels. Topping up weekly.

 

Wine tastingThis wine is perfectly balanced between fruit tannins and oak tannins. The aromas of red and black fruits – raspberry, blueberry, cherry – grow richer with liquorice tonalities from merlot, spicy hints of dried wild herbs, and mineral tones. In the mouth, Château Rousselle is soft and creamy, a wine with an exceptional concentration, fruity, round, rich, with an incredible length in final. This wine can be aged 10 years and more according to the vintage.

 

Wine/Food accompaniment : This wine will go wonderfully with all dishes, and especially with meat white or red, fleshy fish, cheese and pastries.

 

Advice for tasting : Bring to room temperature 48 hours before opening. Decant half an hour before serving.

 

Label : Traditional, printed with hot foil.

 

Cork : Natural cork. Imbossed with the name of the Château and the internet address.

 

Bottles : Heavy traditional bottle, also available in half bottle and magnum.

 

Packaging : Cartons of 6 and 12 bottles, or wooden cases by request. Large bottles of 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 liters also by request.

 

AOC : Côtes de Bourg – Premier bourgeois in 1868.

 

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