Château Rousselle Tradition
Surface : 14 hectares.
Grape varieties : 75% merlot, 20% cabernet sauvignon, 3% malbec and 2% cabernet franc.
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 tasting : This 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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