Château Côtes de Rol is located several hundred metres north-east of the medieval village of Saint-Emilion. Its three hectares of vines grow on a limestone outcropping in-between the alluvial gravel of Château Figeac and Cheval Blanc on the Saint-Emilion plateau.
Château Côtes de Rol's aeolian sand soil and clay-limestone sub-soil encourage superb ripening.
The average age of the vineyard (over 40years) contributes to consistently low yields (40Hl/ Ha.)
Quality in the vineyard continues into the cellar. Winemaking is traditional, and aims to reflect the very best of the vineyard soil. Most of the ageing process takes place in oak barrels in the depths of ancient quarries, under conditions of ideal temperature and humidity.
Château Côtes de Rol is deeply coloured, full-bodied and powerful without being aggressive. It has wonderful balance, a highly individual bouquet and flavour, and good ageing potential as befits the greatest wines of Saint-Emilion.
Awards and Reviews
Château Côtes de Rol
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aeolian sand and clay-limestone sub-soils
Average age of vines
40 years Oak aged in new barrels for a third of the production each year