Château Rollan de By


Château Rollan de By

3 route Du Haut Condissas
33340 Bégadan

+33 5 56 41 58 59
+33 5 56 41 37 82

GPS coordinates
45.3749994 / -0.8780616000000236
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Château Rollan de By

Official Vintage Selection
clay-gravel hilltop terroir
Surface area
87 ha (215 acres)
Planting density
8.500 plants per hectare
50 hl/ha
Grape variety
70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon et Franc, 10% Petit Verdot
Age of the vines
40 years old

Stainless steel tanks larger than higher (3.50m large, 1.50m high) conceived by Jean Guyon are used in order to have more juice in contact with the grape marc. Thermo-regulated truncated vats are used for a cold pre-fermentation maceration. Vatting lasts 4 to 6 weeks following the alcoholic fermentation. A malolactic fermentation takes then place in new oak barrels for 2/3 of the wine.
Lees stirring for 3 months and aged for 12 months in 100% French Oak barrels (2/3 in new barrels, 1/3 in 1-year old barrel).
Hand-picked, the grapes are sorted twice on arrival at the winery once on a sorting table, once manually.

500 000 bottles
Sales and marketing
France, United States, Japan, China, Europe
Languages spoken
French, English
Tasting Notes
92/100 (2015 Vintange) - Wine Advocate - Neal Martin
Barrel Sample. Smoothly textured, this wine has ripe tannins under generous blackberry fruit flavors, making for a voluptuous palate. The end brings in the essential acidity.
92/100 (2015 Vintage) - James Suckling -

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