Appellation | Saint Émilion Grand Cru
Grape | 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Ageing | 90% of the wine is aged in barrels of 400L for 14-16 months and 10% of the production in egg cement vats
Tasting notes | Aromas and flavours of blackberry, blackcurrant, dark chocolate and nuts. Medium-bodied, with powerful but creamy tannins and a fresh finish
Paring | An excellent accompaniment to red meat, game or mature cheese
Drinking | Drinking now or let it sit in the cellar
Available in case of 6 or 12 (not available for individual sale).
Château Rol Valentin is a small, 7.3-hectare (18 acre) Saint-Emilion Grand Cru estate established in the mid-1990s by former French football star, Eric Prissette. The property lies just over two kilometers (one mile) north of St-Emilion town. The estate has become a well-known and international reference, well graded by the greatest wine critics and journalists. In 2009, when Alexandra and Nicolas Robin bought the estate, they saw the potential and kept working on the increase of the quality of the vineyard. They have been involved daily since the very beginning in the vineyard, the wine cellar and invested to shape a performing production tool and hospitality service. They live on site with their kids carrying on with the tradition of Saint-Emilion family wine estates.
Current owner: Vignobles Robin
Soils: Old sand on clay (1.80 ha). Clay and limestones on hills and plateau (5.50 ha)
Farming: Hand harvested. No insecticide or herbicide used. Organic fertilizer with sowing
Vines: On average 40 years of age