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Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf - 2012

Chateau Le Tertre Roteboeuf - 2012

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SKU: 11038

A typical property on the hillsides of Saint Emilion.  The vineyard is an exact example of a small wine grower's domaine, in pure 18th century Bordelais style.  It has a rare micro-climate, high slopes facing due south, soil of clay and chalk.  The grape varieties are 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc.  

2012 vintage presents a wine of density with a blend of fresh, ripe fruit with charming flavours.  

Details

Winemaker Francois Mitjaville
Country of Origin France
AOC Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOC
Grapes
Region Bordeaux
Vintage 2012
ABV 14.0%
Style Red Wine
Food Pairings
  • Soft Cheese
  • Hearty Roots
  • Game
  • Beef & Lamb

Characteristics

  • Low Acidity
    High Acidity
  • Light Bodied
    Full Bodied
  • Dry Profile
    Sweet Profile

Click & Collect Locations

  • ✅ Mullingar HQ

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Winemaker
Winemakers

Francois Mitjavile

Château Le Tertre Rôteboeuf produces just over 2,000 cases a year from it's tiny 5.7-hectares, which is situated on a steep slope on the edge of a limestone plateau. The grapes are harvested by hand and are fermented in temperature-controlled concrete tanks. Le Tertre Rôteboeuf is then aged in oak barrels for 18 months. Yields are kept very low and consequently this is one of the most concentrated wines to be found in Bordeaux. One very important feature of La Tertre Rôteboeuf is that the harvest is very late, giving an almost raisin-like ripeness to the wine. This is because the soil is cold and ideally suited to Merlot. Like all the best winemakers, Francois is prepared to risk rain, and thereby the potential destruction of his crop, to achieve the result he wants. His views are summed up thus: “Let us see, what soil and weather have cooked together this year, and get the best possible out of it. The miracle comes first of all from Mother Nature”.

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