CHÂTEAU RÉAUT
Technical data

Size : 26 ha

Location : Flanking the Garonne river in Rions village, 4 km from Cadillac town, South-East of Bordeaux city.

Topography :

18 hectares steep hill south orientated, from level 20 to level 80
8 hectares top of the hill deep gravels, Vineyards entirely
replanted between 2004 and 2009

Density : 5 500 vines / hectare.

Varietals : Merlot 58%, Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Cabernet Franc 5%.

 

Culture

Soils : Vineyards worked entirely

Prunning : Double Guyot method, leaf thining, green harvesting.

Harvest : 100% manual harvesting in small baskets, vibrating sorting table.

 

Vinification

Wine maturation : Destemming, gentle extraction, slow fermentation (30 days) in
thermo-regulated vats and partial aging in oak barrels (50%) for
16 months.

 

Fruity aromas accompanied by jammy and stewed shades, symbols of the intense grape’s maturity, come exploding on the nose. The grilled aromas and blond tobacco brought forward during the maturing stage gives the blend plenty of complexity and freshness. This vintages’ Cabernet
Sauvignon are related to the dark fruits’ registry (blackcurrant and blackberry), unlike 2010’s vintage which offered more spicy shades. In mouth, the attack is frank and sweet, giving the wine a silky touch. The wine is round and elegant with a delightful length.

On the whole the wine is lively and characterized by much complex and fruity shades as well as its smoothness.

Medal

Médaille d’or au Concours Général Agricole Paris 2013
Wine Spectator par James Moleswort – 2014
1001 Dégustations Château Réaut 2011
Technical data

Size : 26 ha

Location : Flanking the Garonne river in Rions village, 4 km from Cadillac town, South-East of Bordeaux city.

Topography :

18 hectares steep hill south orientated, from level 20 to level 80
8 hectares top of the hill deep gravels, Vineyards entirely
replanted between 2004 and 2009

Density : 6000 vines / hectare.

Varietals : Merlot 58%, Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Cabernet Franc 5%.

 

Culture

Soils : Vineyards worked entirely

Prunning : Double Guyot method, leaf thining, green harvesting.

Harvest : 100% manual harvesting in small baskets, vibrating sorting table.

 

Vinification

Wine maturation : Destemming, gentle extraction, slow fermentation (30 days) in
thermo-regulated vats and partial aging in oak barrels (50%) for
16 months.

 

This 2012 vintage is the fruit of a very hot summer, after being harvested in remarkable conditions. The wine reveals the growing maturity of this very promising cru. Every passing year gives it more complexity, power, elegance and finesse.

Medal

Médaille d’or MUNDU VIN (The Grand International Wine Award)
Médaille d’or Gilbert et Gaillard
Technical Data

Size: : 26 ha

Location : Flanking the Garonne river in Rions village, 4km from Cadillac
town, South-East of Bordeaux city.

Topography:

18 hectares steep hill south orientated, from level 20 to level 80

8 hectares top of the hill deep gravels.

Vineyard entirely replanted between 2004 and 2009.

Density: : 5 500 vines / hectare

Varietals: : Merlot 58%, Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Cabernet Franc 5%

 

Culture

Soils: : Vineyard worked entirely

Prunning: : Double Guyot method, leaf thining, green harvesting.

Harvest: : 100% manual harvesting in small baskets, vibrating sorting table.

 

Vinification

Wine maturation : Destemming, gentle extraction, slow fermentation (30 days) in thermo-regulated vats and partial ageing in oak barrels (50%) for 16 months.

 

This 2014 vintage arrived after a mild and wet spring which led to a particularly hot beginning of summer. September offered a perfect weather allowing us to harvest perfectly riped and flawless grapes. The wine follows the lead of an outstanding 2012 vintage offering complexity, elegance and fineness.

Medal

Médaille d’Or Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
Technical data

Size : 26 ha

Location : Flanking the Garonne river in Rions village, 4 km from Cadillac
town, South-East of Bordeaux city.

Topography:

18 hectares steep hill south orientated, from level 20 to level 80.

8 hectares top of the hill deep gravels.

Vineyards entirely replanted between 2004 and 2009.

Density : 5 500 vines / hectare.

Varietals : Merlot 58%, Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Cabernet Franc 5%.

 

Culture

Soils : Vineyards worked entirely

Prunning : Double Guyot method, leaf thining, green harvesting.

Harvest : 100% manual harvesting in small baskets, vibrating sorting table.

 

Vinification

Wine maturation : Destemming, gentle extraction, slow fermentation (30 days) in thermo-regulated vats and partial aging in oak barrels (50%) for 16 months.

 

This exceptional vintage is the fruit of a sunny summer after mild and wet winter and spring. He comes to join the lineage of the solar great vintages.

Medal

Technical data

Size : 26 ha

Location : Close to the Garonne river in the Rions village, 4km from Cadillac town, South-East of Bordeaux city.

Typography:

18 hectares of clay-limestone hillsides facing south.

8 hectares at the top of the hillsides deep gravels.

Vineyards entirely replanted between 2004 and 2009.

Density : 5 500 vines / hectare.

Culture

Grape varieties: : Merlot 58%, Cabernet Sauvignon 37%, Cabernet Franc 5%.

Soils : Entirely worked vineyards.

Prunning : Double Guyot method, leaf thinning, green harvesting.

 

Harvest

Wine maturation : 100% manual harvesting in small baskets, vibrating table.

Vinification: Wine maturation

Destemming, gentle extraction, slow fermentation (30 days) in thermo-regulated vats and partial ageing in oak barrels (50%) for 16 months.

Wine consultant : MICHEL ROLAND

 

Thanks to the topography of the vineyard located on hillside with a south exposure, Château REAUT was totally protected from the 2017 frost. The vintage was early, we began to harvest the merlots on September 6th, and finished with the cabernets on September 24th!

Medal

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« Un Côtes de Bordeaux bien fait qui montre beaucoup de tanins juteux, une bonne portion de fruit et une finale moyenne à longue. Montre la tension. »

James Suckling

 

« Ce vin surfe sur les bonnes critiques de la presse française, ce qui est compréhensible compte tenu de ce niveau de qualité »

Robert Parker

 

« Un vin sympathique, gourmand et prometteur. Bravo ! »

Yves Beck

 

« Mi-corsé, doux et rafraîchissant en bouche, il a un caractère savoureux et discret, délicieux pour toute occasion »

Lisa Perroti, The Wine Adovcate

 

« Les tanins se sentent bien, un Château Réaut joliment proportionné qui persiste longtemps dans la bouche. Ce Côtes de Bordeaux vaut vraiment la peine d’être étudié »

Neal Martin