Chateau Le Rey “Argileuses” (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Sub-Region

    Cotes de Castillon

  • Grape

    Cabernet FrancMerlot

  • Farming Method

    ConventionalMost products with this label come from producers who do their best to avoid any intervention at all but it’s possible that some of the aforementioned preventative measures and additions are deemed necessary. Learn More

  • ABV

    14%

  • Food Pairing

    Aged CheeseLambRed Meat

The continuous property of 12 hectares is situated on a clay-limestone terroir on the right bank of the Dordogne river in Bordeaux.  It occupies a privileged position on the plateau of Sainte-Colombe, a little town east of Saint-Émilion, full of history with the remains of a Roman villa and its mosaics, as well as a historical Romanesque church from the 12th century.

This very ancient estate was originally owned by the Roque family since the Louis XIII period. The estate was then passed down through many generations within the Roque family that had a long ancestry of wine makers and coopers.  The Roque family’s ownership came to an end when the last descendant, Philippe le Roy, sold off the estate to a trio of friends in 2016 : Peter Kwok (Hong Kong), Philippe Lambrecht (owner of the great Belgian wine import company, Wijnhandel de Brabandere, and owner of Bodega Mas Alta in Priorat) and Jean-Christophe Meyrou (Bordeaux, General Manager of Vignobles K).

Today two cuvées are produced at Château Le Rey, Les Argileuses and Les Rocheuses.  These twowines do notrepresent as usual in Bordeaux first and second label, but are made like in Burgundywith a terroir philosophy. Les Argileuses are produced froma green and blue clay terroir and Les Rocheuses from 100% limestone terroir.

Tasting Notes

A pure expression of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.  Lots of depth of fruit and balance.  Plum, blackberry, raspberry, licorice and graphite with medium acidity and round polished tannins.  The finish is long and pleasing.  Enjoy this with red meat like lamb, duck or a well firm aged cheese. 

Method

A blend of 85% Merlot and 15 % Cabernet Franc grown on green/bleu clay limestone soil.  Fermented in conical stainless steel tanks (small volume tanks in order to correspond best to parcel management) and aged for 6 months in oak.  

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