Bordeaux Wine Chateau la Rousselle 2010

  • A small 4.6 hectare Chateau in Fronsac (Right Bank) overlooking the Dordogne valley and making one of the top wines in the appellation, easily comparable to the St. Emilion vineyards and wines. With its clay and limestone soils the mineral character gives balance and longevity to the wines. The average age of the vines is 35 years. Whole berry vinification, aged in 50% new French oak barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place. Chateau La Rousselle is one of the older estates in the region. The vineyard dates all the way back to the 1600’s, when it was founded by a member of the Rousselle family. However, the true modern era for Chateau La Rousselle is quite recent as that starts in 1971 when the Fronsac estate was purchased by the Davau family. 

  • Chateau La Rousselle is one of the older estates in the region. The vineyard dates all the way back to the 1600’s, when it was founded by a member of the Rousselle family.

    However, the true modern era for Chateau La Rousselle is quite recent as that starts in 1971 when the Fronsac estate was purchased by the Davau family. At the time of the purchase by the Davau family, Chateau La Rousselle was in a dilapidated condition and everything required work.

    The new owners began an extensive renovation program from the ground up starting with the chateau, wine cellars and wine making facilities.

    The vineyard demanded expensive replanting. The truth is, everything needed to be renovated and completely modernized. In fact, as we mentioned, the Chateau La Rousselle vineyard was also in serious need of major replanting as well.

    All that work paid off because these days it’s easy to see the quality in the wines. In fact, these days, Chateau La Rousselle is making one of the top wines in the Fronsac appellation.


    Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/bordeaux-wine-producer-profiles/bordeaux/satellite-appellations/chateau-la-rousselle-fronsac-bordeaux-wine/

    Chateau La Rousselle is one of the older estates in the region. The vineyard dates all the way back to the 1600’s, when it was founded by a member of the Rousselle family.

    However, the true modern era for Chateau La Rousselle is quite recent as that starts in 1971 when the Fronsac estate was purchased by the Davau family. At the time of the purchase by the Davau family, Chateau La Rousselle was in a dilapidated condition and everything required work.

    The new owners began an extensive renovation program from the ground up starting with the chateau, wine cellars and wine making facilities.

    The vineyard demanded expensive replanting. The truth is, everything needed to be renovated and completely modernized. In fact, as we mentioned, the Chateau La Rousselle vineyard was also in serious need of major replanting as well.

    All that work paid off because these days it’s easy to see the quality in the wines. In fact, these days, Chateau La Rousselle is making one of the top wines in the Fronsac appellation.


    Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/bordeaux-wine-producer-profiles/bordeaux/satellite-appellations/chateau-la-rousselle-fronsac-bordeaux-wine/
  • Grape Variety Merlot 65%, Cabernet Franc 35%
    Food Pairing This wine will pair well with veal, pork, beef lamb and also with dark fish dishes such as salmon and tuna, especially when grilled or smoked and garnished with olives, mushrooms and herbs.
    Service Decant for a few hours and serve at 15.5°C
    Alcohol 14.5%
    Winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt
    Producer Chateau la Rousselle
    Winemaking Whole berry vinification
    Maturing of separate batches in French oak (1/2 of new barrels)
    Soil/Vines Clay-limestone,
    Average age of the wines - 35 years

    Harvest
    Appellation Fronsac, Bordeaux
    Ageing Potential Decant to enjoy now, or cellar up to 10 years
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  •  Chateau La Rousselle, Fronsac 2010

    "Pour this wine in your glass and straight away you know you’re on front of a very serious wine. It’s 2010 and it’s still dark, impenetrable colour. The ripe plum, blackberry jam and mocha jump out of the glass, as if they were impatiently waiting to be released. A very complex and intense wine, the 40% Cabernet Franc makes a perfect contribution to the 60% Merlot, both grown on premium limestone soil. The tannins are texture, present and carry the fruit for a very long time. The alcohol might be a touch high (typical from 2010), but the wine delivers nonetheless. Drink now if you love your wines rich and powerful, otherwise, cellar it carefully and it will reward you even further. A very pleasant find. Tasted in January 2018"
    by Loic le Calvez, Wine Truth, January 2018

     

    "Fronsac is near Saint-Émilion in Bordeaux. This wine is a blend of 65/35 merlot and cabernet franc. The vines are 35 years old on average, and the wine sees 50% new oak. From the outstanding 2010 vintage, it has savoury aromas of currant, blackberry and cedar. The palate is full bodied and the length long. This is a powerful and serious merlot with considerable intensity of fruit and expression." Rating: Very Good

     Sean Mitchell – Grape Observer

     

     

     


     

     




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