Château Rocher Gardat

AOC Montagne Saint-Émilion

The Moze-Berthon vineyards have been in the family since 1820 and today Patrick Moze-Berthon runs the Montagne, Pomerol and Saint-Émilion estates with his oldest son Mickael, who himself represents the 7th generation of winemakers. They are guided by Hubert de Boüard de Laforest, the internationally renowned winemaking councillor and co-owner of Château Angelus in Saint-Émilion. And together, they have decided to completely renovate the cellars.

TERROIR

Appellation

Chateau Rocher Gardat is located in the Montagne Saint-Emilion AOC, one of Saint-Emilion’s satellites. The specific terroir of Montagne brings finenesse and perfect maturity and the small yields contribute to an exceptional concentration.

Soil

7 hectares of clay and limestone soil.

Varietals

Merlot

Cabernet Franc

WINEMAKING & VINIFICATION

After a careful work in the vineyard (natural grass kept between rows, plowing, green harvest, leaf removal), the grapes are harvested manually. The vinification is made in barrels according to the traditional Bordeaux method and then the wine is aged during 12 months in new barrels.

TASTING NOTES

An intense cherry color, a first nose of truffles but after aeration notes of ripe fruit, a wonderful tannic structure : a very elegant wine.

Each year the vintages are tasted by renowned wine critics as James Suckling and each time they obtain good value.