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Wine Region: Bordeaux - France
Grape: Merlot 85%, Cabernet Franc 15%
Tasting notes: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Le Tertre Roteboeuf offers up gorgeous wild blueberries, crushed blackcurrants and redcurrants notes with touches of lavender, violets, Sichuan pepper and cloves plus a waft of anise. The medium to full-bodied palate is very firm with ripe, grainy tannins and wonderful freshness and depth, finishing very long with some exotic spices coming through." Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Expert Ratings: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 98/100
About the Winery:
At the end of the 1970s, François Mitjavile took over the reins of the estate that his wife Emilie had inherited from her father. This vineyard, which was then called Château du Tertre, had long since lost its lustre and reputation. The presence of vines goes back a long way, to Roman times.
The estate is also referenced in the 1929 edition of the Féret guide, the "bible" of the Bordeaux vineyard. François Mitjavile renamed the estate Le Tertre Roteboeuf, adding to the original name that of one of the localities on which the vineyard is located: "Roteboeuf", in old French, translates the difficulty with which the oxen climbed the arid and hard hill.
This is a unique terroir: located on the edge of the slopes, near Pavie, the vines grow on arid soil, burned and dried out by the summer heat. A disciple of Emile Peynaud, François Mitjavile decided to resurrect the sleeping beauty and brought back to life old techniques. He was the first in the region to re-establish permanent grassing on his estate and reduced the height of the vines to allow the fruit to benefit fully from the warmth of the soil. After vinification, the wines are carefully aged for 22 months, punctuated by frequent racking.
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