Created in 1921, the Rochebin estate has been dedicated solely to viticulture since 1972. Located in the heart of the Máconnais, in Azé , it cultivates more than 50 hectares of vines.
MickaÃ«l Marillier alongside his father Jean-Pierre, and Laurent Chardigny jointly manage the estate. The three men share the same philosophy and work in the same direction. The entire vineyard is managed according to the principles of reasoned pest management and the plots are grassed.
The wines offered by the Rochebin domain are pleasure wines, to be drunk between 2 and 5 years, which develop aromas of fruit and evolve in the register of freshness.
On the whole of the field, the principles of the reasoned fight are applied. All plots are grassed.
The Aligoté, Pinot and Gamay vines are pruned in Guyot Máconnaise size, while those of Chardonnay are in Máconnaise arcure for better maturity.
The grapes are harvested at optimum maturity, with taller tractors, allowing them to pass through the rows. The parcels of crémant are harvested by hand.
The entire Pinot Noir and Gamay harvest is destemmed directly in the vineyard during the harvest before being transported to the maceration vats. The aging of white wines is done in vats with low temperature fermentations, with the exception of Burgundy Clos Saint Germain, which spends 12 months in barrels.
Character: With its purple colour, this wine develops aromas of red and black fruits (strawberry, cherry, blackcurrant, blueberry) evolving towards cooked prune and peppery nuances. On the palate it is structured and round. Its tannins and fruit hold a good tête-Ã -tête.
Food and wine pairing: We pair it with vegetables in salads, meat pies, poultry or even a stew. It is the ideal partner for lovers of fish and roast veal. Serve between 12 to 14 ° C in young wine, 14 to 16 ° C in more ripe wine.