The Chateau Roc de Candale Saint-Emilion Grand Cru consists of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc grapes, harvested by both hand and machine from vines of 30 to 40 years, and aged for 12 months in barrel. It has a brilliant, almost purple hue, and an ABV of about 13.5%. It’s a classic Bordeaux, seductive on the nose, with light spicy notes. On the palate, it’s very pleasant, with notes of fresh ripe fruit.
This Saint-Emilion Grand Cru from Chateau Roc de Candale is best paired with meat. try it with pulled pork sandwiches, a char-grilled flank steak, or Asian-style pork chops. For cheeses, it’s wonderful with Brie, Camembert, or Chabichou.
Chateau Roc de Candale was created when the former owner acquired both Vieux Chateau Haut Beard and Chateau de Candale, and brought the two estates together. It’s found on the slopes of Saint-Emilion, and thus produces wines of high quality. The present owners—Magali and Thibault Decoster, bought the Chateau in 2017, and they also own Clos de Jacobins and Chateau La Commanderie. Chateau Roc de Candale practices sustainable farming, and uses no herbicides nor pesticides.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.