Peter Sisseck (Dominio de Pingus) and Silvio Denz (Château Faugères) discovered these 7.5 hectares of prime quality terroir, the lieu-dit of Rocheyron, on the edge of the famous limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion. The vineyard is situated in Saint-Christophe-de-Bardes and is planted with Cabernet Franc and Merlot of 60 and 40 year old vines respectively. The vineyard is organic, the better to fulful the main philosophy behind this venture, namely that the finished wine should be the most honest translation of this chosen terroir. Vinification, to the same end, is minimal.
"Jet-plum-ruby, bright and intense to a tight, bright rim, this offers black and red fruit on the nose, complemented by grilled fennel. Earthy and mineral, with citrus notes - bitter orange - and opulent cherry liqueur, this has a multi-layered complexity and sensuality. The palate echoes the aromatics presented on the nose, set within a luxuriant texture. Opulent yet fresh, focused and spiced this has a poised, protracted, elegant finish."
Drink now / lay down 2018 - 2025
An estate owned by Peter Sisseck, celebrated for his iconic Dominio de Pingus from Ribera del Duero in Spain.