Château Rollan De By (Cru Bourgeois Superior)

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Château Rollan De By (Cru Bourgeois Superior)

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VARIETAL COMPOSITION

70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc & 10% Petit Verdot

VINEYARDS

52ha (128 acres) on a clayey-chalky brows dating from the quaternary era. The vines are 35 years old average with a density from 6,500 to 10.000 plants per hectare

HARVEST INFORMATION

The harvest took place from September 21st to October 6th 2011. Yields of 50 hl /ha. Grapes are mostly handpicked and sorted partly manually in the cellar and with optical sorting table.

SUSTAINABLE FARMING

Leaf-plucking & shoot thinning, green harvesting (one grape per cane), laying a permanent or punctual vineyard cover crop, creating large canopy area to allow good aeration, sustainable treatments and amendments

 

TECHNICAL DATA

Bottling date: May 2013

28,000 cases produced

 

WINEMAKING

Cold pre-fermentation in stainless steel tanks, long maceration between 40 and 45 days at 28ºC in new oak barrel on fine lees, malolactic fermentation & lees stirring in barrel, Diatomites Earth filtration

 

BARREL AGEING

Micro-bullage, aged on lies with regular bâtonnage during 3 months. 18 months aged in tanks and oak barrels (95% French oak and 5% American oak) 

 

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