Friday, 31 August 2007

TN : Chateau Roylland 2003, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France

This is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Green harvets was performed and all the grapes were picked by hand. Vinification takes place in concrete and stainless steel vats with capacities of between 50 and 90 hl. The wine was matured in oak barrels of which 50% were new. 45000 bottles were produced.

Château Roylland is located in the commune of Saint Emilion, more precisely in the Anse de Mazérat, on the southwest slopes of Saint Emilion. Château Roylland has 5,5 hectares of vines at the base of a hill, on even terrain with sandy clay soil, resting on a vein of hard iron rich sandstone, and another 5 hectares on the limestone plateau in the commune of Saint Christophe des Bardes with chalky clay soil.

Colour : Dark burgundy red

Aroma : Oak, dark fruits, red fruits

Taste : Oak, vanilla, plummy, dark fruits, red fruits, drying tannic finish

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 16.15 Euros (price at Maison du Vin de St Emilion, St Emilion, August 2007)

Mark : B

Website : Chateau Roylland

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