Part of the Daniel Johnnes collection.
Daniel is the Wine Director for the Daniel Boulud restaurants, and imports a select portfolio of Bordeaux.
A recent article by Jay McInerny about the Daniel Johnnes portfolio appeared in the Wall Street Journal. (Loads in a new window/tab)
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|Staff Notes, by Evelyn Wing
Roc du Manoir 2008, bySeverine & Phuillipe Emile is a marvelous Bordeaux to have with beef, lamb or any blue veined cheese. It is a mouth filling, slightly tannic, hearty red wine, great party wine with hors d'oeuvres.
Staff Notes, by Paul Bressler
|This domaine is situated on a spectacular property located on a plateau at a fairly high elevation, affording beautiful exposure.
The 14th century eponymous manor sits on the edge of the property, overlooking the vineyards. Everything about the estate and the winemakers suggests a well-balanced lifestyle.
The wines are not extravagant; just balanced and very delicious. Philippe and Séverine took over the vineyard in 1997 and began working with consultant oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt in 2002.
|Appellation: Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
Vignerons: Philippe and Séverine Emile
Soil type: Rocky surface over clay-limestone soil
Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
Average Vine age: 40 years
Annual Production: 2500 – 6500 cases
Vinification: Sorting done on a table is followed by careful
de-stemming. Grapes are vinified in inox tanks with thermoregulation and regular pumping-overs. The wine is never chaptalized. Elevage lasts about ten months.
|About the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Appellation:
This region is named after the town of Castillon-la-Bataille, the battle that brought an end to the Hundred Years War. The Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux Appellation produces refined and concentrated Merlot-based red wines. The terroir is varied and is composed in different places of clay, limestone, sandstone and silt which produce concentrated and powerful wines that are still smooth, charming and pleasant. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are all grown in this region. With a maximum yield of 50 hL/ha, wines from the Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux are generally very expressive. They often show notes of ripe red berries, plums and cherries. With solid but finely structured tannins, these wines are often ample with a good finish.