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Château Tertre-Rôteboeuf

The estate is located in the municipality of Saint-Laurent-des-Combes in the southeast of the area Saint-Emilion (Bordeaux). It is classified as a "Grand Cru", although wine connoisseurs often claim a higher rank (Premiere B or A). The building was built in 1730. The family estate was after a two-year training in the Château Figeac taken over in 1977 by François Mitjavile, who added the name "Rôteboeuf". Meanwhile, his eponymous son continues the tradition. The term "Côte Roteboeuf", which still appears on old maps, literally means "hill of burping cattle". This is derived from the oxen, which used to pull the plow on the farmland belonging to the estate and made the steep slope only with great effort. On the label is used since 1994 on the term Chateau waived.

The vineyards have been since 1989 after ecological. sustainable Farming policies. François Mitjavile is considered a pioneer of extreme yield reduction, a late harvest and very long Maceration times, The company is considered one of the first "garagiste" or Micro-Château (Top wines in small quantities). The vineyards cover nearly six hectares of vineyards on clay limestone soils. They are with the varieties Merlot (85%) and Cabernet Franc (15%), most of which are very old vine stocks. The extremely long-lived red wine is made in traditional cement vats and then aged 18 to 24 months in 100% new barriques, The Mitjavile family owns the two Bordeaux wineries Domaine de l'Aurage (Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux) and Château Roc de Cambes (Côtes de Bourg).

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