Chateau Rocher Calon, Montagne St Emilion

£15.55 / bottle
£177.27 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Chateau Rocher Calon is a red Bordeaux wine from the satellite Montagne St Emilion, a satellite village of St Emilion itself. 

The Chateau is owned by Vignobles Lagardere which is run by the father and son team of Jean-Claude and Gael Lagardere. The business was founded by Jean-Claude’s grandfather, Pierre, shortly after World War One when he bough a hectare of land in Pomerol. His son, Yves, expanded the business with the purchase of vineyards in Montagne. In 1999 Gael began the process of modernising and improving wine-production with new, state of the art equipment, temperature controlled ageing cellars and introducing the micro-oygenation. Today there are 17 hectares in Montagne and 2.2 hectares in Pomerol. Their estates comprises Chateau Tour Maillet in Pomerol and Chateau Negrit and Chateau Rocher Calon in Montagne.

Montagne St Emilion AOC was created in 1936 and is located in the ‘right bank’ Libournais some five kilometres to the north of St Emilion. It is the largest satellite AOC of St Emilion satellites which also include  Lussac-Saint-Émilion, Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion, and Saint-Georges-Saint-Émilion. The satellite villages offer some of the character of their more prestigious neighbours but offer much better value for money.

Chateau Rocher Calon is comprised of 16.5 hectares of vineyards planted with 90% Merlot and 10% made up of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The vines have an average age of 35 years old. The soils are clay and limestone characteristic of the region.

Chateau Rocher Calon is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernets (Franc and Sauvignon) aged 18 months in vats prior to release. Production is around 100,000 bottles per vintage.

Jean Philippe Faure is the wine consultant who works for the Michel Rolland Laboratory. 

Tasting Notes

Chateau Rocher Calon is a full-bodied, round wine with lots of red and black berry fruit , plums with hints of spice, cocoa and ripe yet subtle tannins.

Food Pairing

Great with charcuterie, grilled red meats and roasted poultry.

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