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.

Sincerely.

Jean-Claude Rocher & Hervé Dupeux, independent winemakers

Last selections in the press and competitions

2016 cuvées Prestige :

  • 04/09/2018-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 cuvées 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"