Saint Emilion Grand Cru
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Beginning with the 1998 vintage, the Warions have made dramatic improvements, raising the quality of Château La Rose-Pourret to the level of a Grand Cru Classé. This was achieved by adopting traditional farming methods, including leaving partial grass cover and minimal natural fertilizing, in order to reduce the yields. A green harvest and leaf-stripping are carried out to ensure the perfect ripening of the fruit. The grapes are harvested by hand, carefully sorted, and destemmed before fermentation. The maceration period lasts 3 to 4 weeks and the wine is micro- oxygenated in concrete tanks to enhance the expression of fruit. Château La Rose-Pourret is aged in oak casks for 14 months, of which 40% are new each vintage. Malolactic fermentation takes place when the wine is in barrel to develop its soft texture and integration of the oak. A rich, elegant and complex Saint- Emilion, which has taken its place as one of the stars of its appellation.
About the Producer
Château La Rose-Pourret, an 8 hectare property in one block, has been owned by the Warion family for over 100 years. It is located just beyond the clock tower and walls of the town of Saint-Emilion, at the start of a slope leading to the area’s best terroirs. The vines are 40 years old and the soil is a mix of clay and sand over an iron-oxide subsoil.
Château La Rose-Pourret
Laure and Philippe Warion