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Bordeaux – Autres Bordeaux

Roc de Cambes 2017

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ROBERT PARKER

The estate

François Mitjavile has become over time one of the most respected winemakers in the Bordeaux region. Passionate about the history of agronomy, he has created a real signature with Tertre Roteboeuf, Roc de Cambes and Domaine de Cambes. He takes particular care with his blends, which are for him the key to the success of a great wine. Château Roc de Cambes was acquired in 1987 in the Côtes de Bourg appellation. The Mitjavile family cultivates 10 hectares of gently sloping land, bordering the Gironde River with clay-limestone soils. The vineyard includes three successive slopes, exposed to the South. The production is divided into two vintages, Domaine de Cambes and Château Roc de Cambes. They exploit different grape varieties: 60% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. Both are produced with a dominant of Merlot (80%), the king grape of the Mitjavile family. The Domaine de Cambes is a cuvée whose plots are concentrated at the foot of the Roc de Cambes hillside, on sandy-clay soils. Far from being a second wine, it offers all the Mitjavile style in a lighter and crisp structure.

The vineyard

The wines are blended from the moment they are pressed and are aged in new barrels from a single cooperage, the Radoux cooperage. The wines all have a singularity, a particular accent that makes them unique.

You have to do it right the first time! The goal is to obtain a tannic power to create a wine that can be drunk early without necessarily being aged in the cellar.

The Wine

The robe of this wine has a garnet red hue. On the nose, red cherries, wild strawberries and a light citrus note emerge. On the palate, the harmony is optimal with tannins that are both robust and tasty.

Information

  • Domain Domaine de Cambes
  • Vineyard Côtes de bourg
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2017
  • Variety 85% Merlot
    15% Cabernet-franc
  • Alcohol degrees14°

Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

The robe of this wine has a garnet red hue. On the nose, red cherries, wild strawberries and a light citrus note emerge. On the palate, the harmony is optimal with tannins that are both robust and tasty.

Temperature

16°

Wine and food pairing