Château Hauchat “La Rose” Fronsac
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The high plateau of Saint-Aignan is one of the areas linked to the quality of the Fronsac Appellation.
- The particularity of this terroir can be found in its extreme homogeneity – The soil is clay and limestone, on a limestone bedrock, and the vineyard faces south, south-west, facing Pomerol, ensuring limitless hours of perfect sunshine and drainage. The Hauchat estate was purchased by the Saby family in 1973
Varietal Composition: 100% Merlot
Elaboration: Hand picked grapes, 12 months in new French oak barrels
Tasting Notes: Deep purple, forward aromas of toasty plum and currant. Nice weight. Finishes long, with vanilla notes.
The Saby family has been making wine in Bordeaux for nine uninterrupted generations now, led by heirs to the family passion Jean-Christophe and Jean-Phillippe. Their winery holdings, centered around Libourne, are comprised of 70 hectares and include Château Rozier (Saint Emilion Grand Cru), Château Bertin (Montagne-Saint-Emilion), and Château Hauchat (Fronsac). Saby wines receive regular buzz for good reason – These are rich, balanced examples of high level Bordeaux.