MONTAGNE SAINT-EMILION, A WINE OF CHARACTER

 

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Since 1964, the family vineyard of the Vieux Château des Rochers consists of 5 ha of vines that we follow with rigor and passion to harvest the best grapes and vinify an AOC Montagne Saint-Emilion wine of character.
 

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The 2016 vintage is finally available. The 2016 Tradition vintage is rewarded with a gold medal at the Vignerons Indépendants.
You will find all our vitages on the page OUR WINES.

The 2107 vintage "cuvée tradition" will soon be available for sale in a limited edition.


Sincerely.

Jean-Claude Rocher & Hervé Dupeux, independent winemakers

Last selections in the press and competitions

2016 cuvée Prestige :

  • 04/09/2019-Selected by Guide Hachette des Vins 2020

  • 03/02/2019-Selected by James Suckling, an american wine critic
    "An impressive nose with attractive, ripe dark berries and plums,leading to a palate that has intense, flavorful plums and a sturdy kick of tannin. Try from 2021" 89/100

     
  • 01/12/2018-Selected by Lisa Perrotti, an american wine critic 
    "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 features pronounced blackberries, black raspberries and warm red cherries notes with hints of cedar chest, rose hip tea and forest floor. Medium-bodied, plush and refreshing, the palate offers plenty of juicy fruit and finishes earthy." 90/100

     
  • 18/05/2017-Selected by Jacques Dupont, LE POINT n°2332 
    "Red fruits, tender mouth, elegant, fine tannins, delicate, good length, balanced, final raised."

2016 cuvée Tradition :

  • 04/09/2018-Selected by Guide Hachette des Vins 2020

  • 16/03/2019-Gold medal at the 2018 Independants Winegrowers competition in Paris

  • 03/02/2019-Selected by James Suckling, an american wine critic 
    "Attractive spicy oak that sits across rich dark plums with cocoa powder  notes too. The palate has a very smooth, supple and velvety array of fines tannins and a core of redder fruit flavors." 89/100

  • 01/12/2018-Selected by Lisa Perrotti, an american wine critic 
    "Medium garnet purple colored, the 2016 reveals earthy notions of tar, damp soil and fungi over a core of black cherries and black raspberries with a waft of garrigue. Medium bodied, the palate is finely crafted and refreshing with loads of juicy fruit and a chewy texture, finishing with a lively lift." 88/100

  • 18/05/2017-Selected by Jacques Dupont, LE POINT n°2332 
    "Fruits red, tender mouth in attack, fairly fine tannins, tight in final, good material"

2017 cuvée Tradition :

  • 26/02/2020-Selected by Jeb Dunnuckan american wine critic
    "I loved the 2017. It's a ripe rounded,medium-bodied effort with loads of red and black fruits,chocolate and leafy herbal aromas and flavors.Nicely tectured,with plenty of mid-palate depth terrific balance and a great finish, it's not built for the long haul yet will offer loads of pleasure over the coming 4-6 years or so. 88/100
     

  • ​19/12/2019-Sélection by Yves Beckan swiss wine critic
    "Garnet red with purple hues. Very inviting this bouquet. It is marked by fruity notes and I note the scent of redcurrants and blackberries. Touch of liquorice wood. Delicious and slightly suave in the mouth. The wine is juicy, pleasant and well supported by its tannins. Beautiful aromatic expression, until the finish. A palatable and gourmet wine."  90/10 
     

  • 13/12/2019-Sélection par le critique américain James Sucklingan american wine critic
    "Attractive, fresh aromas of redcurrants and wild cherries here. The palate has a fresh crunchy core of red and black berries and fine gently grippy tannins to finish.Try from 2022 88/100