The vine enjoys natural drainage and exposure to the sun favorable to the production of concentrated wines, tannic and aromatic tannins on the coasts. Swept by the winds, the air is healthier there and requires less the intervention of the man.
At the Château Rocher Bellevue the wine of hilltop are doubly consecrated: they have the character of these wines of elevation and the noble elegance of their Bordeaux tradition.
Château Rocher Bellevue produces racy, powerful and elegant rib wines. The vineyards extend over an area of 19 hectares divided into two communes: that of Saint-Magne-de-Castillon with clay-limestone soils and that of Saint-Genès-de-Castillon with clay-loam soils.
These two very different terroirs produce wines with a unique character: the vineyards of the hills give powerful and structured wines, those at the bottom of the coast are fresh, supple and aromatic wines.
From the top of their limestone peaks, covered with stony gravel, the hilly landscapes of the Côtes de Bordeaux offer the vines an ideal level of sunshine. The temperate climate due to the proximity of the river and the sloping terraces exposed south / south-west guarantee the harvest of healthy and ripe grapes each year.
Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux
Calcareous limestone slopes and clay-silty plain
Merlot and Cabernet Franc
Rational agriculture – in organic conversion
Mechanical with manual sorting
Traditional in thermo-regulated small volume stainless steel vats for parcel vinification
20% in barrels of which 1/3 is renewed each year and 80% in vats to preserve freshness of fruity character
Coutet Saint Magne