La Rose Pauillac was born in 1933 with the will of twenty growers coming together to make a great Pauillac. In the 1960s, almost all small farms in Pauillac had joined this fine working tool and the wines reputation has spread beyond the local markets. Harvesting at La Rose Pauillac is selected according to each vineyards micro climate and the individual varietal down to the individual plot. Over time and painstaking work, La Rose Pauillac has become a fine and austere estate of sixty hectares. The small plots are meticulously maintained, with all of them the glory of their owners in the very heart of their work. An average benchmark of 10,000 feet per hectare perpetuates the old adage that the less place the vines have, less they produce, thus making the flagship wine, La Rose Pauillac, all the more concentrated and rich.
Region: Bordeaux, AOC Pauillac
Color: Ruby red, garnet
Aroma: Cassis, violet, liquorice and leather
Tasting Notes: Nose of blackcurrants, some pencil shavings, layers of semi-sweet chocolate at the back; on the front, full and strong with blackcurrant fruit, supported by good backbone of acidity and tannins.
Food Pairings: Grilled or roasted lamb with rosemary, well seasoned meat dishes, such as marbled steak, grilled Magret or wild pheasant.
Grape Variety: 2004 profile – 8% Cabernet Franc, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Vinification: Fermentation inside stainless steel containers, aging in Slavonian oak barrels for over 36 months and then 8 months of bottle aging before release..
Notes/Facts: The longest lived of all Bordeaux wines, powerful when young, their floral or fruity Cassis (black current) aromas melt with the passing of time into a bouquet of cedary shavings and notes of cigar box. Three of the five 1855 classification First Growths are located in AOC Pauillac: Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour, and Château Mouton-Rothschild.