Château Rol Valentin

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Coordinates: 44°54′40″N 0°10′02″W / 44.9111°N 0.1672°W / 44.9111; -0.1672

Château Rol Valentin is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, an area next to Saint-Émilion proper. Do not confuse such wines with those that are ranked Grand cru in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The winery is located in the Right Bank of France’s Bordeaux wine region in the commune of Saint-Émilion, in the department Gironde.

The wine's small production and use of oak in combination with high prices and ratings places it among Saint-Émilion's "Vins de garage".[1]

History[edit]

In 1994 the estate was acquired by Eric Prisette, a retired professional footballer, and his wife Virginie.[2] Rol Valentin employs Stephane Derenoncourt as consultant oenologist.[3]

Production[edit]

The vineyard area extends 4.6 hectares, with the grape varieties of 85% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon.

There is typically an annual production of 14,000 bottles.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Château Rol Valentin Archived 2007-10-11 at the Wayback Machine. BB&R
  2. ^ a b Kissack, Chris, thewinedoctor.com. "Chateau Rol Valentin".
  3. ^ Robinson, Jancis, jancisrobinson.com (May 8, 2004). "Derenoncourt - the new Michel Rolland?".

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