Roc de Cambes, Côtes de Bourg 2016


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François Mitjaville, owner of the “superstar estate” La Terte-Roteboeuf in Saint Emilion, purchased this small (16 acres) estate in 1988. The vineyards lie in two natural amphitheaters close to the water just north of Bourg. The wine is made in cement cuves and matured in 50 percent new wood. Mitjaville was quick to realize the importance of patience: "One of the reasons Roc de Cambes is better than its peers is that the rest are simply picked too early," he says. One might also point out the reduced harvest here. Roc de Cambes is expensive for a Bourg, but worth it: full bodied, robust, tannic, rich and long lasting.

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