EDITO 2018

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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.

After 2017' spring frost and a low harvest, this new year 2018 is the time to start off again. We must now prepare this future vintage with the prune of nearly 25 000 vines !

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You will find all our vitages on the page OUR WINES.
The new 2014 vintage available is an opportunity to celebrate 50 years of the property. Unfortunately in 2014 my father left us at the age of 92 years. So we pay homage to him with the vintage Abel. These two events are accompanied by two gold medal.
Hoping to satisfy all of your taste buds.


Jean-Claude Rocher, independent artisan-winemaker

Last selections in the press and competitions

2016 cuvées Tradition & Prestige (will be available in 2019 November) :

  • 18/05/2017-Selected by Jacques Dupont, LE POINT n°2332 
    2016 Tradition : "Fruits red, tender mouth in attack, fairly fine tannins, tight in final, good material"
    2016 Prestige : "Red fruits, tender mouth, elegant, fine tannins, delicate, good length, balanced, final raised."

2015 cuvée Prestige (will be available in 2018 November) :

  • 23/01/2018-Selected by Lisa Perrotti, an american wine critic 
    the 2015 Cuvée Prestige is medium garnet-purple with a warm red and black plums nose with hints of red currant jelly,dried herbs and rose hips.The palate is medium bodied, elegant and vibrant with a lovely ripe, soft frame and long, perfumed, red fruit finish."  90/100

  • 30/01/2018-Selected by James Suckling, an american wine critic  
    "Blackberry and blueberry aromas with hints of toasted oak. Some dried flowers. Medium body, good fruit and a lightly chewy finish."  90/100

  • 30/11/2017-Selected by Jeb Dunnuck, an american wine critic 
    "Made from the same mold as the classic cuvee, the 2015 Vieux Château des Rochers cuvée Prestige is slightly deeper and richer with notes of black cherries, black raspberries, toasted spice and chalky minerality. Made with guidance from Michel Rolland, this estate has turned out two beautiful 2015s."  90/100

2015 cuvée Tradition (will be available in 2018 November) :

  • 30/01/2018-Selected by James Suckling, an american wine critic  
    "A juicy and fruity wine with some berry and chocolate character Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Very good for the appellation."  88/100

2014 cuvée Tradition :

2014 cuvée Prestige :

  • 05/09/2017-Selected by GUIDE HACHETTE DES VINS 2018
  • 22/03/2017-Gold medal at the Independant Winegrowers competition
  • 13/02/2017-Selected by James Suckling, an American wine critic 
    "A wine with light plum-cake and jam character. Medium to full body, soft and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Pretty chocolate and nut undertones. Delicious. Drink now." 90/100
  • 08/09/2016-Selected among blind tasting of 45 wines by the weekly LE POINT n°2296, Spécial Vins
    "Aroma of coffe, peppery nose,round, supple, freshness and spicy palate,with wood present but toned." [Translation]