CHÂTEAU RÉAUT
HISTORY

Exceptionally located on a steep hill south oriented over the Garonne river and entirely replanted as Grand Cru by Maison ROEDERER Champagne, Château REAUT (26 ha in Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux) was purchased by Yannick EVENOU in 2012 with friends from Bordeaux and
Burgundy.

More than 600 private investors from all over the world joined them to continue the initial project, proposing great quality wines with the value of sharing pleasure to produce and drink great wines.

Famous Michel Rolland, is our wine Consultant.

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 90, and 8 hectares top of the hill deep gravels.
Vineyard entirely replanted between 2004 and 2006.

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: Manual harvesting in small baskets.

 

Vinification

Wine Making: Destemming, gentle extraction, slow fermentation (30 days).

Ageing: 16 months.

Environment: converting into High Environmental Value vineyard.

 

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

 

R.PARKER 90/100 :
“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Reaut gives up warm black plums, crushed blackberries and cassis scents with hints of pencil lead, wild thyme, tar and smoked meats. Mediumbodied, the palate is packed with juicy black fruits and savory layers with a firm frame of grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long.”

NEAL MARTIN 91/100 :
“The 2016 Raut has an elegant bouquet of black fruits infused with graphite. The palate is well defined and offers soft tannins, plenty of black cherry and raspberry and a silky finish. This Côtes de Bordeaux is recommended.”

Technical data

Size: 26 ha

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

Typography:

18 hectares steep hill south orientated, from level 20 to level 90, and 8 hectares top of the hill deep gravels.
Vineyard entirely replanted between 2004 and 2006

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: Manual harvesting in small baskets.

 

VINIFICATION

Wine Making: Destemming, gentle extraction, slow fermentation (30 days).

Ageing: 16 months.

Environment: converting into High Environmental Value vineyard.

 

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

  

 

MARKUS DEL MONEGO 90/100
“Elegant nose with retained fruit, a discreet grilled. Well structured with ripe tannins, a good length. One of the good surprises in 2017”

 

JAMES SUCKLING 89-90/100
“A well made Côtes de Bordeaux, which presents lots of juicy tannins, a good portion of fruit. With a nice liveliness…”

Technical data

Size: 26 ha

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

Typography:

18 hectares steep hill south orientated, from level 20 to level 90, and 8 hectares top of the hill deep gravels.
Vineyard entirely replanted between 2004 and 2006

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: Manual harvesting in small baskets.

 

VINIFICATION

Wine Making: Destemming, gentle extraction, slow fermentation (30 days).

Ageing: 16 months.

Environment: converting into High Environmental Value vineyard.

DECANTER 92/100:
« This feels like a serious Reaut – inky with deep extraction and concentrated to the point that the ink spills over the fruit but this is successful delivering for the AOC and then some. Drinking Window 2022 – 2036 ».

YVES BECK 90-92/100
« Purplish purple. The bouquet of Reaut reveals itself slowly. He is first shut up on him and needs aeration. After a few minutes it is more expressive and I note notes of black berries such as blueberries, a chalky side and a touch of graphite. At the palate the wine is fond and balanced. Juicy and fruity character, beautiful tannic presence and lingering finish.»

JAMES SUCKLING 90-91/100
« Round and juicy tannins give attractive texture to the ripe and delicious fruit in this young red. Solid finish ».

« 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