Château de La Riviere is one of the older estates in the Fronsac appellation. The history of the property can be dated back all the way back to 769, when the Emperor Charlemagne ordered that a fort be constructed on the site, Prior to 769, the land was previously used by the ancient Romans as a burial mound. The large, 65 hectare vineyard of Chateau de La Riviere is planted to 82% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and 1% old vine Malbec in 53 separate parcels on clay, limestone and sandy soils. This shows a marked increase in the plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards have old vines, some of which are up to 80 years old and the entire property is farmed organically.
2016 “Les Sources” Château de La Riviere
90% Merlot & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine of a steady and brilliant purple color offers a very meaning nose of fruits (blackcurrant and raspberry) with nuances of violet and licorice. In mouth the attack is fresh then tannins are silky and delicate. The aromas of red berries are also very present and continue on finale making a very beautiful impression of greediness.