The continuous property of 12 hectares is situated on a clay-limestone terroir on the right bank of
the Dordogne. It occupies a privileged position on the plateau of Sainte-Colombe, little town East of Saint-Emilion, full of history with the remains of a Roman villa and its mosaics, as well as a classified Romanesque church from the 12th century.This very ancient property belonged to the Roque family since the LouisXIII period,shared many times and always reconstituted. The last descendant of this family Philippe Le Roy coming from a long ancestry of winemakers and barrel carpenters will be the one that will pass on the baton.
Château Le Rey was bought by a trio of friends in 2016; Peter Kwok (Hong Kong, Château Tour Saint Christophe, Château Haut-Brisson, Château La Patache, Enclos Tourmaline), Philippe Lam-brecht (owner of the great Belgian wine import company, Wijnhandel de Brabandere, and owner of Bodega Mas Alta in Priorat) and Jean-Christophe Meyrou (Bordeaux, Director of Vignobles K). The average age of the vines is 30 years and the conduct of the vineyard follows the philosophy of our other properties in order to meet the environmental balance.
Today two cuvées are produced at Château Le Rey, Les Argileuses and Les Rocheuses. These two wines do not represent as usual in Bordeaux first and second label, but are made like in Burgundy with a terroir philosophy. Les Argileuses are produced from a green and blue clay terroir and Les Rocheuses from 100% limestone terroir.
COUNTRY : France
REGION : Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux
GRAPES : Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%
VINTAGE : 2019
CLOSURE TYPE : Cork Type
ALCOHOL : 14%
BOTTLE VOLUME : 75cl
APPEARENCE : Deep garnet-purple colour.
AROMA : it has wonderfully pure notes of fresh black fruits and warm blackberries with fragrant touches of violets, licorice and cinnamon stick.
PALATE : Medium to full-bodied. The palate is fruity, well-balanced, racy and offers a juicy/acidulous frame, tension, a beautiful finesse of the grain as well as a fine crunchiness. Good length. Tannins are gourmand and well-built
ONLY a limited quantity, 250 bottles are available in Malaysia.
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