Grape: Merlot 85%, Malbec 10%, Cabernet Franc 5%

Wine regionGrand Vin de Bordeaux, France, 1st Bourgeois

Soil: Slopes of limestone covered by 30 cm to 1 m of brown clay.

Aging: 18 months in new French oak barrels. Topping up weekly.

WinemakingCold maceration. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration over an extended period to extract the aromas and give the wine all its strength. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: It has a deep and sparkling garnet-red color, with strong expressions of fruits, it is extraordinarilly well-balanced with rich wood tones. The aromas of black fruits, blackberry, cherry, morello cherry and blackcurrant, harmonize with floral hints of malbec, especially violet. The wood also gives flavors of toast, vanilla, spices; and mineral tastes are revealed from the soil. With its round and incredibly rich tannins, this wine gives a great and very long finish in the mouth. It is a finely-worked wine, its tannins become sharper during the 4 first years; experiment this evolution is a fascinating adventure for all wine lovers. After 4 years, it will start to age with great finesse. It can be aged for a long time.

Food PairingIt will go perfectly with all meat and their sauce; with game, spicy meal, strong cheese and chocolate. Château Rousselle PRESTIGE can also be drunk as an appetizer, with a few walnuts, for the pleasure of savouring the dimensions of a great wine.