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2016 Chateau Le Rey Les Rocheuses

Cotes de Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux by way of a Burgundian philosophy, a cuveé based on the notion of terroir.

$61.00

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About The Wine

Chateau Le Rey do things a little differently, unconventional for the region perhaps, but adding a point of difference to stand them apart from their regional contemporaries.

Moving past the idea of a ‘first’ or ‘second’ label, the winery produces their 2 cuvées based on terroir, the Les Rocheuses is produced from 100% limestone soils. These vineyards produce a balanced fruit profile of rich black fruits with a rounded and supple tannin structure.

So interesting to see this different kind of thinking from a Bordelaise Chateau, contemporary and though provoking in a region so wedded to tradition.

About Chateau Le Rey

Having been owned by the same family since the 1600’s and the time of Louis XIII, there is a rich vein of history at Chateau Le Rey. But like most eras, the end is inevitable.

The family decided that it was time to move on, and in 2016 the Chateau was sold to a consortium of friends all with different interests in Bordeaux and beyond.

These friends saw something unique in the site, specifically 2 distinct soil types, and thus began this unique project to make wines based on the Burgundian philosophy of terroir as opposed to, well, everyone else in Bordeaux.

From first sight, their wines stand apart from the rest of the appellation, as they are bottled in Burgundian shaped bottles. I imagine the Le Roy ancestors must be rolling in their graves.

Additional Info

From The Producer

30 year-old vines planed in 100% Limestone soils,

Natural ferment, partially in Amphora, no new oak used, and no added sulphur.

Blend : Merlot (80%) Caberent Franc (20%
Drink Until : 2035+
Production : 1000 cases

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
James Suckling

"An innovative Castillon, partly made in amphorae. Complex nose of fresh herbs and violets, the blue fruit slowly growing as the wine aerates, until it pours from the wine. Serious tannin structure, but without feeling at all massive. In fact, it has striking lightness and vitality on the palate and a really minerally finish. Drink or hold." - James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com)

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