2016 Ch. Rocher Lideyre Cotes de Bordeaux 'Grand Vin' Bordeaux Blend
A beautiful red wine that’s brimming with dark fruit flavors, accented by the familiar terroir of Bordeaux.
Brand: Ch. Rocher Lideyre
Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Item #: 47935
About This Wine:
From the same limestone plateau as Saint-Emilion, east of Bordeaux, the wines of Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux enjoy a privileged location with a southern exposure and an altitude difference of more than 325 feet, creating unique microclimates that lend personality to the vines.
The diverse soils also play a role in the quality of Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux wines — gravelly near the Dordogne Rover, clay in the foothills, and clay-limestone and limestone on the plateau. These three major “terroir” types provide the perfect opportunity for the area’s vintners to produce wines of exceptional quality.
A wonderful example is the “Grand Vin” from Chateau Rocher Lideyre. Following the 2016 harvest, winemaker Philippe Bardet assembled a cuvee consisting of mostly Merlot with a splash of Cabernet Franc. It’s a wine that’s true to the terroir and the grape varieties — a delectable example of the bounty of Bordeaux.