Crushed & Cured

Château Rocher Gardat, Montagne Saint-Emilion, 2020


Mickael Moze-Berthon crafts powerful, clean and modern-style reds in the tiny hamlet of Bertin, north of Saint-Emilion where his principal wines are made, his Montagne Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion.90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, grown on thinly-soiled, argilo-calcaire slopes, into 30% new barrels. Very open aromas, all crushed red and black fruit. Fleshy, ripe and stimulating with a lick of tannin. Great drive and length.

Chateau Rocher Gardat has been in the family since 1880. The vineyards are located in an area known as Gardat and lie above quarries that are over 300 years old, many of the quarried stones were used in the construction of the wine cellars in the neighbouring chateaux. Hence the name Rocher which translates as rock.

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Vintage: 2020

Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc 

ABV: 14.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: Chateau Rocher Gardat