2014 En Primeur – Chateau Rollan de By

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Rollan de By

The vintagerollan2

The vintage of 2014 experienced complicated beginnings, with a generally sullen summer. This cool, wet weather had a strong effect on the growing cycle of the vines and winemakers had to remain vigilant with their work in the vineyard for the majority of the early season. However, September brought with it an exceptional Indian summer that enveloped the whole of Bordeaux in warm and dry weather. This allowed the berries to reach optimal maturity and there vines were able to maintain good health. Due to these excellent conditions, 2014 is being declared a classic Bordeaux vintage.

rollan3Estate Background

Considered to be one of the important Crus Bourgeois in the Medoc, the modern Chateau Rollan de By is the result of years of hard work and dedication. The estate’s vineyards sprawl over 180 hectares and enjoy an ideal gravelly soil combined with sand and clay sub-layers. This gravel provides excellent natural drainage in the vineyard, while encouraging the roots of the vines to grow deeply. The vines are divided as approximately 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The harvest is done manually at the estate, with a rigorous selection and sorting process in the cellar. The wine is aged on the lees in new French oak barrels for a period of 12 months.

Chateau Rollan de By 2014 En Primeur (UK) Chateau Rollan de By 2014 En Primeur (HK)

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About Lindsay DeMaria
Lindsay is an internet marketing assistant at Millésima for Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. Beyond her passion for wine and writing, she loves travelling and tries to explore as much of the world as she can. She is currently studying at the INSEEC Bordeaux International Wine Institute for her MBA in Wine Marketing and Management.

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